The Kodiaq SUV is based on the Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB platform which also underpins the Octavia and Superb. The Kodiaq will be Skoda's first three-row SUV in the country.
The front fascia of the Kodiaq features Skoda's signature butterfly grille, raked LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The side profile features a shoulder line which integrates with the tail lights.
The engine options on the Kodiaq include a 2-litre turbocharged petrol and 2-litre turbocharged diesel engines. The petrol engine produces 177bhp and 320Nm of torque.
The diesel motor churns out 147bhp and 340Nm of peak torque. The engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The top-of-the-range model could be equipped with the all-wheel-drive system.
The Kodiaq will be equipped with features such as door-edge protection, electric child safety lock, infotainment system with connectivity options and sleep headrests as an optional accessory.
The Kodiaq will be the first full-fledged SUV from the Czech automaker in India. The new SUV is likely to carry a price tag of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). Kodiaq will rival the likes of Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.