The Kodiaq was first previewed as the Vision S concept at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Kodiaq test mule was spotted at the Nurburgring as it lapped the infamous racetrack nicknamed the 'Green Hell' which has become the mecca for major manufacturers to test their cars.
The camouflaged mule shows all the major design cues that will be seen on the Kodiaq including the angular, slim headlamps that flank the grille on either side, the clamshell hood and the sloping roofline.
The new Kodiaq will be offered with four engine options - three petrol and one diesel engine. The three petrol engines displace 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0-litres respectively while the lone diesel has a displacement of 2.0-litres. All four engines are turbocharged and the 1.4-litre engine will also be available alongside an electric motor for the hybrid variant of the Kodiaq.
The top-spec 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is expected to be the same one found on the Superb. The engine in the top-spec Superb sedan produces 276bhp and 350Nm of torque.
The new Kodiaq will available with front-wheel-drive when it starts hitting the streets and all-wheel-drive-variants will be made available at a latter date.