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The Skoda Kodiaq large SUV has leaked ahead of its official unveiling; the model takes styling cues from the Superb
Jimi Beckwith
2 mins read
1 September 2016

The Skoda Kodiaq has been leaked on a Serbian Skoda forum ahead of its official reveal.

A full set of images of the new, large SUV were published earlier this morning, revealing the full design of the car.

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We’ve previously only seen elements of the car’s design through teaser images and the concept precursor to the Kodiaq, the VisionS concept, so this is the first time we’ve seen the car in full.

As expected, the design draws heavily on the styling of the Superb, albeit in a taller, more rugged fashion.

We already know that the 178bhp TSI petrol motor will sit atop the Kodiaq’s range of petrol engines. A 123bhp 1.4 TSI will be the entry-level option, with a 148bhp version of the same motor filling in the gap.

Diesel engines, sales of which are expected to heavily outnumber those of petrols, will come in the form of the Volkswagen Group's 2.0 TDI in 148bhp and 187bhp guises. Six-speed manual and DSG dual-clutch automatic gearboxes will be on offer, as well as both two and four-wheel drive.


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Skoda has already announced that the Kodiaq will have 720 litres of bootspace, rising to 2065 litres with the second row of seats folded. A third row of seats will be available as an optional extra, making seating for seven possible.

We’ve also already seen the car’s interior, which Skoda revealed earlier this week, including the central touchscreen infotainment system.

As with most new cars being revealed in recent months, a raft of semi-autonomous features will be included, including a system that assists with steering when towing.

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bowsersheepdog 4 September 2016

Mountain problems

It looks very like a BMW X5, especially from the back, which is not a good thing to look like. One more ugly jeep to go along with all the other ugly jeeps. I can't imagine anyone will ever make a good looking one, but even if they did it would still be pointless and useless on the road.

Worst of all is the inevitability of the droogs moving on to something yet bigger as they lose the feeling of being the biggest and hardest chavs in the village as more and more of their automotive pitbulls roam the roads. By the middle of the next decade the roads will be overflowing with Unimogs and the droogs will be preparing to buy their first tractor unit.

volvocu 1 September 2016

Terribly generic!

Front not bad, rear terrible, side looks disproportionate, as if someone streched a normal car in length and put it on stilts... Interior is much better, should sell well for families with many kids if priced right, i.e. Cheap.
The Apprentice 1 September 2016

Pointless without having a

Pointless without having a hybrid version these days, too much company car tax.