After a long series of teasers and a concept introduced during this year Geneva Motor Show, Skoda is announcing the official name of its second ever SUV. The model, based on the same platform as the Tiguan, will be called Kodiaq. 

The name refers to the Kodiak bear that lives on a remote island off the southern coast of Alaska.  Its spelling is derived from the language of the indigenous people – the Alutiiq. Skoda will usher in a new SUV campaign with the introduction of the Kodiaq when it makes its public debut in the second half of 2016.

At 4.70 metres long, Skoda’s new SUV can comfortably seat seven people and offers remarkable performance both on and off the beaten track.

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‘Discover new ground’ is the claim under which the Czech carmaker will be launching the Skoda Kodiaq. The model marks the beginning of the brand’s new SUV campaign, and will attract new consumer groups in the fast-growing SUV segment. The Skoda Kodiaq celebrates its public debut in the second half of 2016, with launch planned for early 2017.