new Skoda Kodiaq 2017 is already here. Skoda has expanded its product range with a model extremely interesting, that you are called to meet the needs of those who are looking for a todocamino, but need space, a lot of space. And in that sense, it is likely that there are few alternatives of style todocamino that offer so much space, at a price relatively inexpensive. The Skoda Kodiaq intended to become a alternative to models like the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Sorento or the Hyundai Santa Fe. Its launch is planned in early 2017, although bookings will start at the end of this year.
1. Where encasillamos Skoda Kodiaq? What are your rivals?
The Skoda Kodiaq is not a rival for SEAT Ateca, or Volkswagen Tiguan. We’re talking a big todocamino, of larger than the dimensions of these two models mentioned above, with 4.7 meters in length. The Skoda Kodiaq would be, by its size, next to a Volkswagen Touareg, even if in an intermediate point between this and Tiguan. The Skoda Kodiaq is, for example, 40 millimeters longer than a Skoda Octavia.
But you will be with me in that the size does not make the car, or condition in excess of a purchase decision, but what it offers at the practical level. And in this sense we have to say that your great strength will be your living conditions on board, the ample cargo space that you will enjoy, and the ability to take it with five or seven seats.
2. With 5 or 7 squares: you decide
Although initially he would have been born with vocation of a 5-seater, Skoda was not long in realizing that a third row of seats was an essential element in your new SUV. Hence, the Skoda Kodiaq go to be offered in two possible alternatives, with five and seven seats, with two and three rows of seats. The second-row seats, in both cases, can be activated in two pieces in the format 60% – 40% and this row of seats can even move longitudinally 18 centimeters, in order to increase the space for passengers in this row, or the cargo volume of the trunk.
In the case of opting for this second option, of seven seats, the third-row seats can be folded completely so that the backups are placed in solidarity to the floor of the trunk, facilitating the load.
Will be available with cloth covers, as standard, and optionally in combinations of leather and fabric, full leather, and leather and Alcantara. The seats of driver and passenger may be provided with heating, ventilation, and electronic settings with memory.
The Skoda Kodiaq will not be exempt, there would be no more of those bright ideas and simple Skoda enjoy defining as Simply Clever. Ideas such as a scraper of ice embedded in the top of the fuel tank or the no less eye-catching umbrella hidden in the door, in the style of Rolls-Royce.
3. The Skoda Kodiaq is, above all, space
The reason why a customer will end up buying a Skoda Kodiaq will be, in last instance, the need of space, lots of space. And the Skoda Kodiaq responds, by far, to that need, with a maeltero with a load capacity of 720 liters, which can increase up to 2.065 liters if you folded down the two rows of seats rear. The Volkswagen Touareg, for example, has 580 litres of cargo volume. A Nissan X-Trail, which is a few inches short, stays at 550 litres.
In your trunk, by folding seats, it is possible to accommodate loads with a length of up to 2.9 metres.
The trunk may also be opened, optionally, using a wireless system with which you simply swipe your leg under the bumper to open.
4. What engines will be available?
The Skoda Kodiaq will be available with diesel and petrol engines, with options of traction to two-and four-wheel drive, and with manual gearbox and DSG six-and seven relations. The range of engines will be distributed in the following way:
petrol Engines in the Skoda Kodiaq:
* 1.4 TSI of 150 HP with front-wheel drive and manual change
* 1.4 TSI of 150 HP with four-wheel drive and manual transmission or DSG 6-relationships
* 2.0 TSI 180 HP with four-wheel drive and DSG
diesel Engines of the Skoda Kodiaq:
* 2.0 TDI 150 HP with front-wheel drive and manual change
* 2.0 TDI 190 HP with four-wheel drive and DSG
5. And what about their technology and their entertainment systems?
The Skoda Kodiaq will enjoy, as it could not be less, of an entertainment equipment of last generation with a touch screen of 6.5″. This system will have connection to the internet, applications, and even sync with an app designed for mobile phones, from which we can monitor different parameters of the car, or even to send routes to navigator to go on a trip.
Among other technologies, the Skoda Kodiaq will be available with a charger, mobile phone induction, no cables in the center console.
6. And what we know of the aid to the driving of the Skoda Kodiaq?
The Skoda Kodiaq will be very focused on driving a great todocamino, as a wizard trailer (it can pull trailers of up to 2.5 tonnes) and a ball for towing retractable, that unfolds and folds itself at the touch of a button. It will also feature a system of peripheral camera, and a simulation of vision bird’s-eye view of the car.
Among the technologies present, could not miss the adaptive cruise control ACC, a system of emergency braking in city, a system of protection in the event of an accident that closes the windows, sunroof and tightens the belts in the case of detecting an imminent risk of an accident, and even a wizard that applies the brakes after the crash to avoid a second collision. It will also feature detector dead angle, and of involuntary change of lane, and even a function able to stay in the lane at speeds up to 60 km/h, focused primarily on the driving in traffic jams.