Sharp and sleek shapes in debut SUV
AHEAD of its world premiere on September in Berlin, Skoda has revealed images of the Kodiaq, its new, large SUV model. They give an impression of how Škoda will transfer the brand’s new expressive design language into the SUV segment.
The Skoda Kodiaq aims to impress: the wide, three-dimensional radiator grille gives the Kodiaq a striking presence.
In combination with the narrow, raked headlights, which are available with full-LED technology for the first time, the brand’s first large SUV will be instantly recognisable on the road.
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, shine in the typical Skoda C-shape.
As one would expect from a Skoda, the Kodiaq offers an exceptional amount of space, 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.
The latest driver assistance systems ensure improved safety and comfort. Area View, 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. These include a virtual top-down view and 180-degree pictures from the areas to the front and rear.
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 ensure more information and navigation in real time, and the Care Connect services 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.
The Skoda Kodiaq will celebrate its world premiere on September 1 in Berlin.