The new Skoda Kodiaq will be arriving in India by Diwali and it is believed to be one of the important products of the automaker. The SUV will rival against the prominent cars like Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour in the Indian market. Skoda has also listed the Kodiaq model on the official India website.
The booking amount for the all-new Skoda Kodiaq is Rs 20,000 and dealers expect the delivery time to be early November. Dealers have also confirmed that the SUV will be available with both the petrol and the diesel engines. Moreover, the SUV has been caught multiple times undergoing testing in India.
The Skoda Kodiaq will come with all-wheel-drive and the 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox as standard across all variants. The petrol engine, a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged unit will propel 177 bhp of peak power and 320 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine will be available in two states of tune. The 2.0 litre diesel, 4-cylinder turbocharged unit will make either 147 bhp and 340 Nm or 187 bhp and 400 Nm of peak power and torque giving it enough squawk to take on its competition from Toyota and Ford.
The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the same MQB platform that underpins the peers of the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan. The difference though is the fact that the Kodiaq is a seven-seater SUV while the Tiguan will only get a five-seater arrangement. The enormous and roomy cabin is well appointed but the real appeal of the Kodiaq will be its sturdy styling that gives it great road presence and unique design. Overall, it looks like an ideal SUV we are looking for. For upcoming details on the car stay tuned with us.