The all new Skoda’s Kodiaq SUV made its first appearance in Berlin last year. The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq India will be launched in India on the 4th of October , 2017. The Kodiaq is Skoda’s biggest SUV till date. It will rival the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe in India. Skoda would be hoping to put a great hold in the premium segment with the Kodiaq, along with the new Superb. It is expected that the prices of the 7 Seater Skoda Kodiaq in India will start at around Rs 27 lakh. Bookings for the Kodiaq has already started.. Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq India price, launch date, dimensions, features, interior, specifications and more.
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- 1 Skoda Kodiaq – India
- 1.1 Skoda Kodiaq Launch in India
- 1.2 Skoda Kodiaq Video
- 1.3 Skoda Kodiaq Price in India
- 1.4 Skoda Kodiaq India – Rivals
- 1.5 Skoda Kodiaq India Specifications
- 1.6 Skoda Kodiaq India Mileage
- 1.7 Skoda Kodiaq India Dimensions
- 1.8 Skoda Kodiaq India – Features
- 1.9 Skoda Kodiaq India – Exterior
- 1.10 Skoda Kodiaq India – Interior
- 1.11 Skoda Kodiaq India – Colour Options
- 1.12 Skoda Kodiaq India Engine and Transmission
- 1.13 Skoda Kodiaq India Image Gallery
Skoda Kodiaq – India
Skoda Kodiaq Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|7 Seater Skoda Kodiaq India Launch Date||Octoer 4, 2017|
As mentioned earlier, the Skoda Kodiaq in India will be launched on October 4, 2017. Skoda has tactfully planned to launch the 7 Seater Kodiaq to India before the festive season. The new 7 seater SUV is already on sale in India. The Kodiaq is priced at a starting price from £21,565 (Rs. 17.45 lakh) in the UK. Before the launch of the new Kodiaq SUV, Skoda will also be bringing the Octavia facelift, Rapid Monte Carlo edition and Octavia vRS to India.
Test mules of the upcoming Skoda SUV have been spotted in India on numerous occasions on public roads.
Skoda Kodiaq Video
Skoda Kodiaq Price in India
|2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV||Estimated ex showroom Price|
|Base Diesel 4×2||Rs. 29 lakh|
|Diesel 4×4 Automatic||Rs. 35 lakh|
It is expected that the Skoda Kodiaq 7 seater will cost around 29 lakhs for the base variant. It will be available in both petrol as well as diesel engine options. The Kodiaq will also be geting an optional all-wheel drive. Taking the expected price under consideration, the Kodiaq will be more expensive than the Ford Endavour. Bookings for the Kodiaq has started with a booking amount of Rs 51,000. In case of cancellation the entire amount will be refunded.
Skoda Kodiaq India – Rivals
It can be said that the Skoda Kodiaq will rival only the Hyundai Santa Fe, in terms of pricing. It will otherwise rival other SUVs like the Endeavour as well as the Fortuner. Volkswagen Tiguan also comes in this list of rivals. However, the primary rivals will be
- Chevrolet Trailblazer
- Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Ford Endeavour
- Toyota Fortuner
Skoda Kodiaq India Specifications
|Engine Type||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||7 speed DSG Automatic|
|Mileage (ARAI)||16.25 KMPL|
Much like the new Volkswagen Tiguan, the Skoda Kodiaq gets a 2.0-litre turbo Diesel engine. However, this engine is tuned to get a higher power. The India-spec Kodiaq churns out a maximum power of 148 BHP between 3,400rpm – 4,000rpm. In comparison, the Tiguan offers a slight but significantly lower power of 141 BHP.
Skoda Kodiaq India Mileage
|Skoda Kodiaq SUV||Mileage|
The India-spec Kodiaq would offer a ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 16.25 KMPL. The Tiguan has an advantage here with a claimed mileage of 17.06 KMPL
Skoda Kodiaq India Dimensions
Here are the dimensions of the Skoda Kodiaq.
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Skoda Kodiaq India – Features
These are some of the features of the new Skoda Kodiaq
- Electric boot lid with virtual pedal
- Front and rear parking sensors, area view and Manoeuvre Assist
- Wireless charging
- Ten Speaker Canton Sound System
- SmartLink featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link
- Wireless phone charging
- LED Headlamps
- LED Tail lights
- Engine start/stop system
- Driving Mode Select – Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual
- Brake energy recovery
- Three rows of seats
- 6.5 inch or 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Triple Zone automatic climate control
- Dynamic Chassis control
Skoda Kodiaq India – Exterior
The Skoda Kodiaq SUV seems to take inspiration from the Vision S SUV concept. It boasts of Skoda’s signature styling elements. From the front, the new Kodiaq features sleek LED headlamps with DRLs and a chrome grille. The fog lamps are a look a tad unconventional in terms of placement and shape. Skoda says that, the double horizontal lines running across is reminiscent of “protection as well as strength”. The primary highlight of the side profile is the greatly recessed tornado line which runs from the upper headlamps across the entire profile. The large glass area is visible in the Kodiaq’s side profile which gives a sense of generous cabin space. Coming to the back, one gets a typical Skoda boot lid profile with the stunning recessed number plate area. The tail lamps also feature LED detailing in the form of the signature ‘C’ motif design.
Skoda Kodiaq India – Interior
When it comes to the interiors , the designers have kept things very simple but still elegant. The dashboard is neat with clean straight lines. The touchscreen infotainment system is quite obviously located at the centre. Below that, the climate control setup bears great resemblance with the Superb’s. Other bits like the gear knob and steering wheel have been borrowed from the Superb as well. The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq will be a seven seater, which is a first for Skoda. Outside of India, the Kodiaq is available in a five seater and seven seater configuration. India would be getting only the seven seat variant of the Kodiaq. Since there is no third row of seats, the Kodiaq boasts a huge 720 L luggage capacity. While the production spec Kodiaq did not had the individual screen setup seen in the Vision S concept, the rear seat passengers do get a state of the art tablet holder.
Skoda Kodiaq India – Colour Options
It is not certain what colors the Skoda Kodiaq would be available in. However, these are some the colors the Skoda Kodiaq could be available in
- Business Grey
- Brilliant Silver
- Black Magic
- Pacific Blue
- Magnetic Brown
- Candy White
Skoda Kodiaq India Engine and Transmission
Outside of India, the Kodiaq will come with three engine options in multiple states of tune. To get into the details, the 150 PS -1.4 L TSI petrol, a 180 PS -2.0 L TSI Petrol, a 150 PS -2.0 TDI diesel and a 190 PS 2.0 TDI Diesel. All these engine options are available with an AWD (all wheel drive system). The 1.4 Petrol gets a 6 speed manual transmission system whereas there is a 6 speed automatic transmission option for the 2.0 Petrol. There 2.0 Diesel gets a six speed manual and seven speed automatic transmission option. Coming to India, the Skoda Kodiaq in India gets only the 2.0 L TDI Diesel engine. This engine churns out a maximum power of 148 BHP and a peak torque of 320 Nm and is mated to a 7-speed DSG.
Skoda Kodiaq India Image Gallery
Here are a few images of the new Skoda Kodiaq.
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