As we are geting closer and closer to Paris Motor Show, Skoda starts to unveil the new Kodiaq little by little. The biggest SUV Skoda will produce will first be unveiled in Berlin, on September 1st, and ater three weeks will take the center stage in Paris Motor Show.
Until then we can see the first four images of the car. In front, the wide, three-dimensional radiator grille gives the car a striking presence. In combination with the narrow, raked headlights, which are available with full-LED technology for the first time.
The side and rear views are also sharp: the doors are athletically shaped and the tailgate is expressively sculptured. The rear lights, with LED technology as standard have the typical C-shape.
Insie, Kodiaq is very big, with a capacity of 720 to 2,065 litres (with the rear seats folded down), offering the largest boot within its class. For first time ever, Skoda will offer a seven seat option. Using the position of the seats and angle adjustment, Kodiaq can be adapted to offer a wide range of seating and loading solutions. With the front passenger seat down, the car can transport items up to 2.9 metres long.
On the gadget list we have Area View, a system using surround-view cameras with wide-angle lenses at the front and the rear as well as in the wing mirrors, displays various views of the car’s immediate surroundings on the in-car monitor. Tow Assist is also new to the range: When towing, the system takes over steering when reversing slowly. Additionally, while reversing, the new Manoeuvre Assist will brake as soon as an obstacle is detected behind the vehicle.
The Skoda Connect mobile online services are another innovation. They are divided into two categories: the Infotainment Online services with information and navigation in real time, and the Care Connect services which provide remote access as well as assistance. The centrepiece of the Care Connect services is the emergency call following an accident: if an airbag is activated, a so-called Emergency Call (e-Call) automatically connects to an emergency call centre.