And even though the test mule might seem to be in production ready form, some of its components are different from the ones that will be seen on the final version. For example, these make-shift LED tail lamps are unlike the ones showed in the teaser images released. Nevertheless, the test mule displays the actual size of the vehicle. The DRLs, long bonnet, roof line, shoulder line, square wheel arches and most of the design shouts out the properties of the VisionS concept.
Skoda will offer the Kodiaq in five engines options including two TDIs and three TSIs. The most powerful petrol engine of the lot is the 2.0-litre TSI mill, which has a power output of 180bhp. Then there is also a wide range of technology including options of six-speed manual gearbox, DSG transmission, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Skoda’s upcoming SUV promises to be true to its character and feel at home even on rough roads thanks to its off-road mode. The carmaker has added several features like driving mode select and the new Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) to add to the driving experience. With the help of these one can configure the operation of the steering, accelerator, DSG transmission and suspension in multiple modes.
The Skoda Kodiaq gets a futuristic design paired with a variety of new technology and future-oriented features. These include mobile online services in terms of connectivity boasting of the best information and safety. All of this will be officially presented next month and then again at the Paris Motor Show in October. The car will then be launched in India in 2017 as the manufacturer starts importing it as CKD units.