Czech carmaker Skoda will finally step into the full-size SUV space with the new Kodiaq. The new seven-seater model is expected to be revealed at this year’s Paris Motor Show. Until then, the Kodiaq is still being tested on public roads, as seen in these spy shots.
The engine line-up for the Kodiaq will feature familiar VW Group engines, starting with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit. The more popular 1.6 or 2.0-litre diesel engines will also be on offer, in various states of tune. The latter will include the 237bhp twin-turbo diesel from the Volkswagen Passat. The Kodiaq will be available as front and four-wheel drive vehicle with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox option.
The concept shown at the Geneva Motor Show had an all-wheel drive petrol-electric hybrid powertrain and the production model is likely to feature the same tech. The Kodiaq is expected to be shown later this year and go on sale in the beginning of 2017.