Czech automaker Skoda launched its new seven-seat SUV, Kodiaq, in India on Wednesday, October 4. Priced at Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom), the new Kodiaq is available in one trim with a single engine option.
Kodiaq, which will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai and Ford Endeavour in India, is the company's first seven-seater offering. It is 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide, 1,665 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,791 mm. It offers a ground clearance of 188 mm and comes with 270 litres of luggage space, which is expandable.
Under the hood, Kodiaq in India gets a 1,968cc, turbocharged diesel engine, which can produce 148bhp at 3,500-4,000rpm and a peak torque of 340Nm at 1,750-3,000rpm, paired with seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. Skoda may also introduce a petrol engine version of the SUV at a later date.
Globally, Skoda Kodiaq gets a choice of five engines: two TDIs and three TSIs. While the engines in the range of 1.4-litre to 2.0-litre will develop power output from 123bhp to 189bhp, the most powerful petrol engine, the 2.0-litre TSI, will develop 177bhp. The most powerful diesel engine, the 2.0-TDI will be tuned to generate 189bhp.
Kodiaq includes features such as Touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone automatic climate control, engine start/stop function, electric driver seat and much more.