- The Kodiaq is currently manufactured across six production facilities across the globe.
- Skoda sold more than one lakh units this year alone, so far.
Skoda introduced the all-new Kodiaq as their flagship SUV at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Production of the Czech carmaker's premium full-size SUV began in October same year, and now, in less than two years, the Kodiaq has crossed a production milestone of 2.5 lakh units. Of the total sales, around one lakh units were produced in this calendar year alone.
The Kodiaq has proven to be a runaway success for the Mlada Boleslav-based carmaker, instantly becoming their highest selling model. The milestone vehicle was the Kodiaq Sportline finished in Steel Grey paint which rolled off the carmaker’s facility in Kvasiny, Czechoslovakia. The demand for the Kodiaq is so big, it is produced in six different facilities which are located at Changsha in China, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, Solomonovo in Ukraine, Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan and our very own Aurangabad facility in Maharashtra.
Skoda will be celebrating the Kodiaq with the introduction of the Kodiaq RS at the same stage where the SUV made its debut – this year’s Paris Motor Show. The Kodiaq RS is the first ever SUV in the line-up to wear the high-performance RS badge and it proudly adorns it since it has broken the Nurburgring lap record. The 237bhp SUV lapped the Nurburgring in 9:29.84 minutes making it the fastest seven-seater around the ‘Ring. The Kodiaq RS has been teased on many occasions already, and we expect it to arrive on our shores as well once it goes on sale internationally.
The Kodiaq spearheads Skoda’s SUV line-up which also includes the all-new Karoq and China-specific Kamiq. We have also reported about the Kodiaq GT which was spotted with minimal camouflage lately. This coupe-SUV version of the Kodiaq is expected to arrive at the Chengdu Motor Show later this year. It is likely to carry the standard car’s powertrain and features but with a sloping roofline.