Overview:

Year: 2017 Top Speed: 143 mph
Make: Skoda Type: SUV
Model: Kodiaq Segment: Utility vehicle
Engine: inline-4 Body Style: 7-seater
Transmission: 7-speed DSG automatic Displacement: 2.0L
Horsepower: 148 bhp Torque: 320 Nm

The Skoda Kodiaq was first displayed just about a year prior has set aside impressive opportunity to achieve India. We initially drove the auto before the end of last year in Europe. With the Yeti removed the line-up, Skoda was left with no SUV in its portfolio for the nation and SUVs are something which is in vogue as of now and useful in creating volumes. So after a long hold up, Skoda has at long last brought its first since forever conservative SUV from the new overlap, the Kodiaq, to India. We got a chance to invest some energy in the driver’s seat and here is the means by which it felt.

Performance:

At show, Skoda will offer just a solitary 2.0-liter DQ500 diesel motor on the Kodiaq which will be mated to a 7-speed DSG unit, which is a significant amazement considering a larger part of auto purchasers are moving back to petroleum motors. An oil motor choice ought to have been on the cards. Getting the numbers off the beaten path, the motor makes 148 bhp at 3,500-4,000 rpm and pumps out a pinnacle torque of 340 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm. The guaranteed fuel proficiency of the Kodiaq is a not too bad 16.25 kmpl. Like all current Skoda autos, the motor is smooth and amongst low and mid-run, the power conveyance is direct and smooth.

Skoda Kodiaq SUV Mileage
City 11 KMPL
Highway 15 KMPL
ARAI 16.25 KMPL

In any case, eager driving needs some work was done, inferable from the auto’s weight (1,799 kg, net). This is all the more clear when you have to surpass a blundering truck or a slower auto in front of you. Skoda likewise offers five driving modes on the Kodiaq, which are the Eco, Normal, Sport, Snow and Individual. The auto is running on 4×4 all the time with the torque vectoring framework conveying 96 percent of the torque to the front wheels. Upon prerequisite, it could send up to 50 percent of the torque to the back wheels too. The Kodiaq will dependably be more agreeable on the landing area, yet having said that it could handle exceptionally gentle rough terrain landscapes as well.

Exterior:

The Kodiaq will be Skoda’s lead show in India, situated appropriately over the Superb. It looks modern, considering Skoda has made utilization of crystalline plan components. The front end is sharp-looking with those smooth all LED headlamps and the dark Skoda ‘butterfly’ grille, which is a standard on all Skoda models. What emerges immediately is the way that the ‘conservativeness’ of the auto comes through slick edges and lines everywhere throughout the auto.

The chiseled hat alongside the exceptionally unmistakable shoulder lines gives it an appearance of all muscle and no mass. There are not really any bends anyplace. The position of the auto is as forceful and solid as an SUV could have. However, there is no mixing up the quality of refinement and polish that Skoda autos are related with. Adding to the muscle are the square-ish wheel curves with a touch of plastic cladding that houses 18-inch compound wheels. Globally, the Kodiaq gets 19-inch wheels however for Indian street conditions, the organization trusted 18-inch wheels to be great.

Colors:

Interior:

Skoda prides itself on the way that the highlights and hardware on its autos are constantly superior to or equivalent to autos in the section above. Also, it could be valid with the Kodiaq too. The auto gets a large group of hardware and will be accessible in just a single trim and one motor choice (we will talk about the motor in a bit). All lighting components on the SUV are LED. The crystalline LED lights forthright to get AFS or auto-work leveler, which implies that putting the lights on high pillar won’t astonish the approaching drivers. The LED mist lights get cornering capacity, which again is very helpful.

Going to the seating solace, well Skoda has made a decent showing with regards to there as well. The seats are very much supported and agreeable for a lengthy drive. On account of a long wheelbase (2,791 mm), the lodge feels breezy and roomy. The back seats have all that anyone could need knee-room and the seats themselves could be moved forward and backward by 180 mm. Getting into the third line of seats could be an issue and the center column seats don’t fall back the distance forward. The third column itself has sufficiently nice knee room and is adequate for grown-ups doing short separations.

Generally speaking, the inside feels premium with the beige and dark shading blend. However, the material on the top of the glove compartment doesn’t exactly feel premium. The dashboard on the Kodiaq gets three stockpiling compartments, two on the traveler side and one directly underneath the controlling wheel. The auto is peppered with cubby-gaps all finished too.

Safety:

Skoda considers its security a bit excessively important. The Kodiaq gets 9 airbags as standard (just a single trim) alongside a large group of highlights, for example, ABS, ESP, footing control, all-around stopping sensors, switch stopping the camera, the works. Furthermore, the European Skoda Kodiaq got a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP as well.

Ride Quality:

Skoda has the tuning of the suspension spot on! The Kodiaq offers a supple and the malleable ride over broken landing area and the knock retention capacity is entirely great as well. The guiding unit too is light and responsive, making driving in the city a breeze. It isn’t the best of handlers, on account of its length, yet it isn’t bulky either. Energetic driving isn’t its strong point nor is Skoda asserting such. It is a casual SUV and the driving attributes are such.

Price:

2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV Estimated ex-showroom Price
Base Diesel 4×2 Rs. 29 lakh
Diesel 4×4 Automatic Rs. 35 lakh

Plus

  • New stylish design
  • Smart four-wheel drive

Minus

  • Congested headroom for third-row passengers
  • pricey