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The all-new Škoda Kodiaq

The second generation of the large SUV has arrived, and it has a new interior design.

The all-new Škoda Kodiaq

The all-new Škoda Kodiaq

The Škoda Kodiaq has been upgraded - and this large SUV could be the perfect option for big families.

Škoda launched the first generation of the Kodiaq back in 2016 and the model has turned the brand into a true global player.

With its dynamic crystalline design, spaciousness, advanced technology and many clever features, it has won more than 40 prestigious awards in recent years.

Now, the second generation of the Kodiaq has arrived, and it boasts a powerful appearance, innovative new features and even more space.

So, what does it look like?

The second-generation Kodiaq has a sculpted bonnet, sporting a revised Škoda logo with a matt dark chrome finish.

It matches the frame of the hexagonal Škoda grille, which can be optionally illuminated with 14 light elements forming a light strip between the headlamps.

The all-new Kodiaq comes in Selection and Sportline versions, as well as with various Design Selections, and rolls on large alloy wheels with diameters ranging from 17 – 20 inches.

It’s available in nine different colours, including seven metallic paint finishes.

And what about the inside?

The Kodiaq features a new interior concept, where the infotainment display has a 13-inch diagonal screen and is now free-standing.

The selector lever is now mounted on the steering column, which lends the centre console a very clean and tidy look.

The new Phone Box enables inductive charging of two smartphones at a time, delivering 15W of power while also cooling the devices during the charging process.

The interior of the Kodiaq is focused on sustainability. All textiles used for the seat upholstery, the carpets in the cabin and the luggage compartment, as well as the headliner, are made of 100% recycled polyester, or, in the case of the Design Selection Lounge, a combination of recycled yarns with 40 percent natural wool. The leather featured in the ecoSuite Design Selection is tanned in an environmentally friendly way using residues from coffee bean processing. Two iconic Simply Clever details, the umbrella and the ice scraper, are also made from sustainable materials.

What about the bootspace?

Luggage capacity has also increased: in the five-seater version, it has grown by 75 litres to 910 litres without folding the rear seats down. With the rear seats folded down, maximum capacity has increased by 40 litres to 2,105 litres.

The seven-seater now holds 340 litres behind the third row of seats, 70 more than before, and 845 litres with the third-row seats folded down. This is an increase of 80 litres. The seven-seater’s maximum cargo capacity is now 2,035 litres, 30 litres more than in the first generation.

Is it diesel, petrol or electric?

The new Kodiaq is available with two diesel and two petrol engines delivering outputs from 110 kW (150 hp) to 150 kW (204 hp).

A new addition to the range is the Kodiaq’s first ever plug-in hybrid powertrain. It offers a system output of 150 kW (204 hp) and an all-electric range of more than 60 miles.

On top of that, the 1.5 TSI with 110 kW (150 hp) marks the debut of mild-hybrid technology in the Kodiaq. The 2.0 TSI with 150 kW (204 hp) and the 2.0 TDI top diesel with 142 kW (193 hp) come with all-wheel drive as standard.

All powertrains in the new Kodiaq are mated to a DSG automatic transmission as standard.

What about the new technology?

New assistance systems in the second-generation Kodiaq increase safety and comfort for drivers and passengers.

Among these features are Turn Assist, Collision Avoidance Assist, Crossroad Assist, Exit Warning, Automated Emergency Braking – pedestrian rear, and Intelligent Park Assist.

There’s also remote parking from outside the vehicle. The new Intelligent Park Assist can automatically park the Kodiaq in end-on and parallel parking spaces. It now also controls the vehicle’s speed in addition to the steering and stops automatically if the system detects an obstacle.

Is the Kodiaq popular?

Since 2016, 841,900 Kodiaqs have been produced and have found customers in 60 markets worldwide.

In Europe, it has proved particularly popular in Škoda’s biggest single market, Germany, followed by the UK and the Czech Republic. In 2022, the Kodiaq was the brand’s second best-selling SUV, just behind the Kamiq.

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