In 2016, Skoda pulled the curtain off the Kodiaq, a car that immediately became a crowd favorite. Not only in the business market, many families also find their way to the Kodiaq for private purposes. Which leaves Skoda with a difficult task: how do you make the current Kodiaq even better?
Skoda seems to have already found the answer to that question among its customers. Because in its next generation the Kodiaq will not be some sporty styled SUV with coupe allure. No, the Kodiaq remains a Kodiaq. Or in other words: a beautifully packaged moving box on wheels. In every good sense of that statement. So feel free to speak of an evolution. Both in terms of design and drivetrains.
Or not completely. Because the Kodiaq will be plugged in for the first time in its new generation. Not as an EV – that’s why you have the Enyaq, but as a plug-in hybrid. This is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol that can spar with an electric motor and battery of 25.7 kWh. This should make an electric range of 100 km possible. More classic mild hybrids are also present.
In addition to new engines and a refreshed design, the Kodiaq is also growing a bit. Although that remains within limits at 6 centimeters. As a result, the new generation Kodiaq measures 4.76 meters in length. Length that you will mainly find in the suitcase. Because it grows by another 75 liters to a total of 910 liters. That’s a mind-blowing amount! However, assume that the plug-in version is slightly less annoying.
Inside, a new dashboard with expanded infotainment provides a touch of modernism. Although there is of course also room for the necessary “Simply Clever” solutions. Which ones are correct? We will undoubtedly hear this during the official launch on October 4.