The Skoda Kodiaq large SUV has leaked ahead of its official unveiling; the model takes styling cues from the Superb
Jimi Beckwith
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.

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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1 September 2016
as no-one said, ever.

1 September 2016
Bullfinch wrote:

as no-one said, ever.

Excellent another SUV, more choice in a market segment that's growing in popularity. Still unlike some I can't talk for everyone

 

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1 September 2016
The front and sides were promising, but the old BMW3 backside is awful!

1 September 2016
The front and sides were promising, but the old BMW3 backside is awful!

1 September 2016
I Agree the front and sides look great in a chunky way,the back beeing so so,the boots size is great for the airport run,but I have to be honest and admit that I am a badge snob,a pity that I grew up with the Skoda jokes and find it hard to shake off.I know a guy whom half owned a Skoda garage and even he did not have a Skoda nor his wife.it must be an age thing probably 30 to 40 year olds can get past that badge.

1 September 2016
You do know that Skoda have been owned by VW since 1991? And the rear engined cars that are cool nowadays haven't been made for over 26 years? 80,000 UK buyers a year buy Skodas now, badge snobbery towards Skoda is all but dead, with the exception of about 1% of the car buying public? The cars with the most hated badges these days seem to be Audis and BMWs now because of the appalling drivers they attract! I'm 44 and have owned 41 Skodas so far.

1 September 2016
although around the A pillar back it looks like an Audi. Can see it being a big seller

 

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1 September 2016
"takes styling cues from the Superb". Take the Skoda badges and grille off the Kodiaq and the car could easily be from an Audi, Seat, Skoda or VW as all four companies are currently using exactly the same styling cues.

1 September 2016
If you're daft enough to want a huge, ugly SUV, you now have another choice. Whoopee.

1 September 2016
Generic, large, German SUV. This time with Skoda badges...

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