Ahead of its big debut scheduled for Thursday, the Skoda Kodiaq is showing off its roomy interior in a series of images released by the Czech marque just minutes ago. It’s going to be offered as standard with a five-seat layout, with the option to pay extra for an additional two seats which do not look cramped at all.
Cargo capacity of the five-seater will range from 720 liters (25.4 cubic feet) with all the seats in place to a gargantuan 2,065 liters (73 cu. ft.) once you fold the rear ones. There are going to be no less than 30 ‘Simply Clever’ features to make your life easier, including door edge protection, umbrellas, and ‘sleep headrests.’
As far as the cabin’s design is concerned, it is typical Skoda business, but we do notice what appears to be a next-generation infotainment system different than what the Octavia and Superb currently have. Skoda doesn’t provide details about the new unit, although it seems to have a higher resolution and crisper graphics.
We are probably looking at the Style trim featuring LED ambient lighting, an optional Canton sound system, and a metallic finish for the pedals. Taking into account the rev counter goes up to 6,000 rpm, the version being shown in the adjacent images has the 2.0-liter TDI and it is linked to a six-speed manual gearbox channeling power to both axles. The turbodiesel will be available in two states of tune: 150 horsepower (110 kilowatts) & 251 pound-feet (340 Newton-meters) of torque and with 190 hp (140 kW) & 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). The lesser version will come as standard with a front-wheel-drive layout and an optional all-wheel-drive setup, whereas the beefier configuration is going to be sold exclusively with AWD.
As far as the exterior is concerned, it will closely echo the VisionS concept introduced earlier this year in Geneva. The 4.7-meter SUV will be Skoda’s first model ever to host up to seven people and it will also be the first car from the VW-owned brand to have the option of a heated steering wheel.
Following its premiere on September 1st in Berlin, the Kodiaq will then travel to France for the Paris Motor Show scheduled in October. Sales of the SUV are expected to kick off late 2016 / early 2017.
Gallery: 2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior
ŠKODA KODIAQ: Interior Revealed
More car: Third row of seats and boot capacity set standards
› New interior design: instrument panel with two symmetrical zones, upright air vents, touch display in sophisticated glass design
› Intuitive operation: cockpit features logical and user-friendly layout
› ŠKODA presents new SUV model in Berlin on 1 September 2016
Mladá Boleslav, 30 August 2016 – This is how ŠKODA’s new large SUV looks in the interior: Shortly before its world premiere, the Czech automobile manufacturer gives a first glimpse inside the new large SUV. The photos emphasize that ŠKODA has implemented their modern, clear, expressive design language in the cockpit and the interior. At the same time, the images highlight the brand’s high and uncompromising standards in terms of functionality and build quality. ŠKODA is once again setting new standards in interior space: The ŠKODA KODIAQ features the largest boot in its class and is optionally available as a seven-seater.
The interior of the ŠKODA KODIAQ is powerful and robust, yet welcomes passengers with a friendly character. As with all ŠKODA models, the KODIAQ is modern and elegant whilst meeting the functional requirements of an SUV. Every detail conveys clarity and calm; form and function are harmonized.
The expressively and elegantly designed dashboard is uncluttered. It is divided into two symmetrical zones for driver and passenger. Distinctive vertical elements, such as the four large air inlets characterise the interior. The middle ones flank the on-board monitor. Their edges run along the top of the instrument panel and form a trapezoid, which reflects the ŠKODA KODIAQ’s bonnet. The large display has an elegant glass design with ‘Simply Clever’ operation – logical and intuitive. All switches and functions are easily accessible with a self-explanatory layout. The seats are made of high quality materials, offering the driver and front passenger superior comfort.
The above-average space, which sets new standards in its class, is characteristic of ŠKODA: The developers of the KODIAQ have made the largest interior possible from the external dimensions of 4.70 meters in length and 1.88 meters in width. For the first time in a ŠKODA, the SUV is also available with seven seats. The model can react flexibly to various seating and cargo requirements thanks to longitudinally adjustable reclining seats.
With a volume of 720 to 2,065 l (with rear seats folded), the five-seater ŠKODA KODIAQ offers the largest boot in its class. Options such as the heated steering wheel ensure high comfort. The same is true of the more than 30 ‘Simply Clever’ solutions, such as the door edge protection, electric child safety and sleep headrests.
The new ŠKODA KODIAQ celebrates its world premiere in Berlin on 1 September 2016. ŠKODA will be broadcasting the impressive production of film, music and choreography live on the Internet from 19:00 CEST.