Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda Auto has confirmed the global premiere of the company's first full size SUV, the Kodiaq, in September. The Mlada Boleslav-based car maker also released sketch images that hint at the design of the upcoming SUV.
Skoda had previously said that the Kodiaq will be based on the VisionS design study concept unveiled at the 86th Geneva Motor Show in March. The sketch images indicate that the Kodiaq will feature styling similar to the VisionS.
The Kodiaq will feature a design influenced by Czech cubism and the tradition of Bohemian crystal art. It will come with precise and crisp body lines and a face similar to the current generation cars of Skoda.The company claims the new SUV, at 4,700mm in length, can comfortably seat seven and performs excellently both on and off the beaten track.
Skoda unveiled the VisionS concept with a hybrid engine and the Kodiaq is also expected to come with the same powertrain. The internal combustion engine is a 1.4-litre TSI with 154bhp and 250Nm of torque. This works alongside an electronic motor that provides 53bhp of continuous power and 220Nm peak torque. In addition to this, the engine line-up from the Octavia and Superb sedans that include the 2.0-litre TDI and 1.8-litre TSI engines is expected to be offered with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG transmission.
Market entry of the Kodiaq can be expected early next year. The Kodiaq's India debut can be expected in the second quarter of 2017.