ŠKODA Kodiaq SUV
Kodiaq. Discover new ground.
The new large SUV ŠKODA KODIAQ expands the brand's model range. The car – 4.70 m in length, featuring up to seven seats and the largest boot in its class – celebrated its world premiere in Berlin on 1 September 2016.
- Best Large SUV of the Year 2017, What Car?
- Best Car for Big Families 2017, Top Gear
"We knew the Kodiaq was good going into this test; after all, the cheaper 2.0 TDI 150 version had already seen off the Kia Sorento and Mazda CX-5. We were keen to see whether this range-topper could cut it against premium competition – and it absolutely can. It’s definitely the best car here. It competes on space with the Land Cruiser, and betters the Discovery Sport in many areas, too. Despite costing the least to buy, it’s the fastest and, when equipped with optional adaptive suspension, the most comfortable. To top it off, it has the classiest interior and loads of equipment." - What Car?
Kodiaq Exterior Design
Fully integrating ŠKODA’s celebrated design language, the Kodiaq’s exterior neatly combines elegant lines, sporty contours and a feeling of robustness.
Built on the Volkswagen Group’s modular transverse matrix (MQB), the Kodiaq is 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and 1,676 mm tall (including roof rails), while the wheelbase measures 2,791 mm.
Although the Kodiaq is a completely new model, it is unmistakably a ŠKODA. The styling is characterised by clear, precise and clean-cut lines – typified by a distinctive, highly recessed shoulder line. Double horizontal lines on the front convey a feeling of protection and strength while the wide, three-dimensional radiator grille is framed on either side by a pair of raked double headlights.
ŠKODA has implemented their modern, clear, expressive design language in the cockpit and the interior. At the same time, the images highlight the brand’s high and uncompromising standards in terms of functionality and build quality. ŠKODA is once again setting new standards in interior space: The ŠKODA KODIAQ features the largest boot in its class and is optionally available as a seven-seater.
The interior of the ŠKODA KODIAQ is powerful and robust, yet welcomes passengers with a friendly character. As with all ŠKODA models, the KODIAQ is modern and elegant whilst meeting the functional requirements of an SUV. Every detail conveys clarity and calm; form and function are harmonised.
The expressively and elegantly designed dashboard is uncluttered. It is divided into two symmetrical zones for driver and passenger. Distinctive vertical elements, such as the four large air inlets characterise the interior. The middle ones flank the on-board monitor. Their edges run along the top of the instrument panel and form a trapezoid, which reflects the ŠKODA KODIAQ’s bonnet. The large display has an elegant glass design with ‘Simply Clever’ operation – logical and intuitive. All switches and functions are easily accessible with a self-explanatory layout. The seats are made of high quality materials, offering the driver and front passenger superior comfort.
The above-average space, which sets new standards in its class, is characteristic of ŠKODA: The developers of the KODIAQ have made the largest interior possible from the external dimensions of 4.70 meters in length and 1.88 meters in width. For the first time in a ŠKODA, the SUV is also available with seven seats. The model can react flexibly to various seating and cargo requirements thanks to longitudinally adjustable reclining seats.
With a volume of 720 to 2,065 l (5-seater with the rear seats folded down), the ŠKODA Kodiaq offers the largest boot within its class and if the optional folding passenger seat is chosen, the SUV can transport items up to 2.80 m long.
An electrically operated tailgate is available, and can (as an optional extra) be opened with the firm’s virtual pedal system.
As buyers have come to expect from ŠKODA, the Kodiaq is brimming with Simply Clever features designed to make life on board even easier. These include a new door-edge protection system that deploys automatically when opening the door. When shutting the door, the trim folds itself back in. In total, more than 30 Simply Clever features have been integrated into the new Kodiaq, seven of which are completely new.
The new Kodiaq is available with the broadest range of driver assistance systems ever offered in a ŠKODA.
While reversing, the new Manoeuvre Assist will brake as soon as an obstacle is detected behind the vehicle. The Area View system is a first for the brand. Wide angle surround-view cameras located in the front and rear, as well as the door mirrors, allow views of the area immediately surrounding the car to be displayed on the infotainment screen. These include a virtual, topdown view and 180-degree images to the front and rear.
Other systems integrated into the Kodiaq include Front Assist - including City Emergency Brake (standard on all models), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Assist, Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert. Safety systems include Driver Alert, Emergency Assist (DSG only), Crew Protect Assist, Multi-Collision Brake and Travel Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition.
Please note: not all features available on New Zealand models. Check with our team to confirm.
Already Winning Awards
What Car? Best Large SUV of the Year 2017
ŠKODA kicked off 2017 with another remarkable haul of titles at the annual What Car? Awards. The all-new Kodiaq - along with the Fabia Hatchback and Superb Estate - won its category at the ceremony widely regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the automotive world.
As in previous years, the event was attended by some of the biggest names in the industry. And, once again, it was ŠKODA that provided the biggest cheers of the night. The all-new Kodiaq headlined ŠKODA’s triple crown of awards, driving off with the coveted Best Large SUV 2017.
Commenting on the award, Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, said: “We had high expectations for the Czech brand’s first large SUV, and the Kodiaq doesn’t disappoint. Our favourite model costs a little more than £28,000, and for that you get seven seats, four-wheel drive, a punchy 148bhp diesel engine and generous equipment levels. It’s simply a brilliant large SUV.”
Top Gear's Best Car for Big Families
Top Gear were so impressed with the new Kodiaq – ŠKODA’s first ever seven-seater – that they named it Best Family Car in the title’s Best Cars in the World issue. The Kodiaq saw off tough opposition to take the title, with the judging panel heaping praise on the new model’s design, practicality and incredible value for money.
TopGear Magazine said: "Minimising stress is at the heart of the Kodiaq’s mission. That’s what its versatility is all about, because you never fear it won’t ably put its shoulder to any task family life throws at it: fetching and carrying of people and stuff, hauling or going mildly off-road or defeating slippery roads. It’s reassuring and safe, but it manages to avoid tedium.”
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