The new seven-seater SUV from Skoda may be called the Kodiak and is likely to make its official debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show after a web reveal during the summer months. It will be based on parent company VW’s MQB platform and will slot in above the Yeti.
The Kodiak is expected to share much of its underpinnings and feature list with the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan XL but will in essence be a lower cost version of the latter. It is expected to get front-wheel drive as standard but will also get AWD options across both engine options. Expect a seven-speed DSG as well as a six-speed manual across the range.
The car will be Skoda’s D-segment weapon of choice in markets like China, India and in certain regions of Europe where Skoda’s cars are quite popular. It will be built at Skoda’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic.