There will be a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearboxes, and while front-wheel drive will be standard, all-wheel drive is available. An extra two seats in the third row can also be specified, and the manufacturer says the Kodiaq will have a 720-litre capacity boot, rising to 2065 litres with the rear seats down. Skoda claims the five-seat Kodiaq has the largest boot in its class.
It will get a touchscreen infotainment system which, depending on specification, can be used as a wi-fi hotspot featuring various mobile online services that allow passengers to browse the internet. It also has Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, and an emergency call function will also be available.
We've driven a prototype version of the Kodiaq, and the car was spotted testing at the Nürburgring ahead of its official unveiling at the Paris motor show this autumn.
The SUV was previously teased in a pair of sketches, confirming that the production model's design will retain most of the look of the VisonS concept on which it is based.
It's clear that the Kodiaq development car has kept the VisionS's bulky wheel arches, although it does appear to have a slightly more slanted nose - perhaps to conform with pedestrian impact safety standards - and lightly reshaped headlights.
Name and design
The new model's name, Kodiaq, was confirmed earlier this year and comes from a species of Alaskan bear, although the spelling - kodiak - has been altered. Skoda says this is to make the name "more distinctive".
It was said from the start that the look of the VisionS concept would be toned down for production, but key elements, including the prominent front grille, are likely to remain relatively unchanged. The conceptual interior of the VisionS will be altered for the production model, though.