Standard equipment includes 17in alloy wheels, a leather multifunction steering wheel, a touchscreen infotainment system and DAB radio. Cruise control and rear parking sensors are reserved for the £22,945 SE spec and above. They're available as options on the base-spec car, but Skoda hasn't finalised the price of options on the Kodiaq yet.
The most expensive car in the current lineup is the Edition trim, which costs from £30,695 with the 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI engine and DSG gearbox, and rises to £34,895 when fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 187bhp.
Four trims in total are offered on the Kodiaq for now – S, SE, SE-L and Edition. SE-L and Edition spec cars get seven seats as standard, while on SE-spec cars it's a £1000 option. Entry-level S trim cars are only available with five seats.
There are five engine options at launch; three petrol and three diesel, ranging in power from 123bhp in the entry-level petrol to 187bhp in the range-topping 2.0-litre diesel. A lower-powered 113bhp diesel will come later.
The Kodiaq’s entry-level price undercuts its large SUV rivals, such as the £22,395 Nissan X-Trail, by £900, and the £28,795 Kia Sorento by £7300. The best-selling Kodiaq is expected to be the SE-L car, and the most popular engine is likely to be the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI, fitted with a manual gearbox.
Skoda also says that 'new levels of connectivity' are available on the Kodiaq, which includes a post-accident emergency call system, as well as a minor accident notification and breakdown call system. Following the industry trend for remotely controlling car functions, the driver can access functions of the Kodiaq with Skoda's connect app. These all come with a free subscription for the first year of ownership, although the cost of subsequent subscription hasn't yet been signed off.