This week's gossip from the automotive industry brings news of Koenigsegg's customer waiting times, Skoda Kodiaq design struggles, Renault's future wheels and Kia's desire to move away from 'premium'.
Koenigsegg's waiting times
Koenigsegg is looking into increasing production capacity to reduce customer waiting times. Answering a fan question on its Twitter feed, Koenigsegg said the current waiting time for a new vehicle is around two and a half years, once deposits have been paid, but added that it is “looking to increase production”.
Skoda Kodiaq design struggles
The design team behind the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV, led by Josef Kaban, spent the longest amount of time working on the rear of the car. “It was a challenge, but a rewarding one,” said Kaban. “It took a long time to get to the right point, but we wanted an SUV that was typically Skoda – not just rugged but elegant as well.”