The second-generation Skoda Kodiaq SUV has been officially unveiled ahead of an India arrival in 2024.
The new ŠKoda Kodiaq has more powerful and striking appearances than its predecessor. The 6 centimetre length increase provides extra space for passengers and luggage. The five-seater has a 910-litre boot and is 4,758 millimetres long. A low cd drag coefficient of 0.282 shows superior aerodynamics. The SUV features a revised bonnet with the Škoda emblem and a hexagonal grille. Optional second-generation full LED Matrix headlights cast a brighter, clearer light and create the brand's "four-eyed" front end with 36 light segments.
A free-standing 13-inch infotainment screen, 10-inch virtual cockpit, and optional head-up display dominate the interior. Three multi-function rotary and press buttons with digital displays are below the infotainment screen. These dials integrate digital and tactile feedback to facilitate function access. The automatic-only transmission selector was moved to the steering column to save up centre console space. Ten inflatable and programmable cushions in the optional Top ergonomic Seats massage. Comfort comes foremost.
The Kodiaq iV will be available with plug-in hybrid power for the first time. A 204-hp combined output provides an all-electric range of over 100 km on the WLTP test. The 150bhp 1.5 TSI Kodiaq has mild-hybrid technology for the first time. The lineup includes a 2.0 TSI petrol engine and two 2.0 TDI diesels with 150 and 193 horsepower. All units have DSG automatic transmissions and all-wheel drive on top petrol and diesel models. In the Kodiaq, Škoda introduces the DCC Plus dynamic chassis control system to improve driving. Two valves control suspension rebound and compression, allowing faster and more varied damping. This improves reaction, driving dynamics, and comfort while preserving the same ground clearance as the regular version.
The automobile has a 10-inch virtual cockpit, a 13-inch center infotainment screen, and a head-up display. Mobile device charging is fast with four 45-watt USB-C connectors in the automobile. Improved wireless charging enables two smartphones charge inductively with 15 watts.
A 10-inch multi-touch touchscreen, DAB+ radio, gesture control, and voice commands are standard in the all-new Kodiaq's infotainment system. The 13-inch screen with head-up display instructions is optional for navigating. Eight basic speakers supply sound, with fourteen Canton audio system speakers available.
Additional functions for navigation, adaptive cruise control, high beam control or adding different variations of ambient lighting can be seamlessly integrated online upon request.