Skoda has shared pictures of the cabin of its new Kodiaq ahead of the SUV’s official debut on September 1. The photos reveal a seven-seater (a first for Skoda) cabin very similar to that of the Superb as well as the Octavia.
Standard Skoda elements like the instrument cluster, steering wheel as well as the touchscreen infotainment system are present here while the entire cabin has been trimmed out in a combination of grey and black. However, we believe that Skoda will also offer it in shades of beige as well as brown depending on the market. There are also chrome mouldings for most of the plastic surfaces as well as a blue strip running below the window line. The third row is foldable and can expand the boot space from 720 litres to 2,065 litres.
Standard features are expected to include climate control, Skoda Connect infotainment system.Also expected to be a part of the deal will be plethora of aids like cruise control, ESCproximity sensors and lane departure warning assist.
The Kodiaq was revealed as the Concept D last year and is the second SUV from the Czech automaker after the Yeti. When launched, it will slot in alongside the Superb and be offered as an alternate body style to the sedan.
This will be an important car for Skoda in the Indian market as it will fit in both with their plan to have a more premium oriented line up as well as to cater to the growing demand in India for crossovers/SUVs. Skoda has already announced that the car will arrive here in 2017 and we believe that they will locally assemble it to keep prices competitive.