European automobile giant Skoda is planning to launch Kodiaq SUV in India. The company has unveiled Skoda Kodiaq SUV bookings across its dealer chain in India. Customers can book the car for an initial token amount of Rs. 1 lakh. The car has been listed in company’s India website and will be launched by June or July this year.
New Skoda Kodiaq is built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform same as of Octavia and Superb in India. Getting more into the design, Kodiaq gets a wide three-dimensional radiator grille and full-LED raked headlights. The side and rear views of the car come with an athletic design with LED rear lights.
On engine font, new Kodiaq SUV comes with 5 engine variants of 2 diesel and 3 petrol. The engines are of 1.4L and 2.0L, and the power output ranges between 125 PS to 190 PS. Both the diesel and petrol engines feature turbocharged direct injection. The first version of diesel engine generates 150 PS and 340 Nm of torque. The top-end version delivers 190 PS and churns out 400 Nm of torque. The petrol engine range includes of 1.4 TSI engines and one 2.0 TSI.
Users can choose between six-speed manual gearbox or DSG transmissions with six or seven speeds. Skoda is making its debut in the Seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with this Kodiaq. The company claims that the Kodiaq will attain 0-100km/h speed in just 8.6 seconds.
Besides these, Skoda kodiaq features door edge protection, Electric child safety lock, sleep headrests and In-Car Communication. Typically, this new Skoda SUV competes with the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour in India. As of now, Skoda kodiaq price in India is unknown officially, but we expect it may range between Rs.25-30 lakhs.
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