The Kodiaq will be the second hybrid of the brand.
Has been the responsible for the brand, Bernhard Maier, which has confirmed the upcoming launch of the hybrid version of the Kodiaq. According to Maier, this will come in 2019 and will be released in the chinese market, to shortly after be launched in the european market.
“we’re Going to have a Kodiaq hybrid very soon after the Superb hybrid. Will be in China first, as it is the biggest market, but Europe (to be) shortly after”, Bernhard Maier.
By the words of Maier, we can extract that after the release of version plug-in hybrid of the Superb, Skoda will reveal a hybrid version of the SUV 7-seater, and more than likely, is related to a technical level with the saloon hybrid.
Before the end of the decade, Skoda will premiere in the segment hybrid.
the reason for the waiting, until 2019, the launch of the version is not clear. Maier simply said that it is not necessary to have all the technology available in the group so inmediat, although a second interpretation may be that this technology can be a priority for other group brands, such as Volkswagen or Audi, and the budget for new projects is more limited than ever.
In regards to the possible technical details, Bernhard Maier did not reveal anything, but is to be expected that these new hybrids have the basis of the current Volkswagen Passat GTE, which has a petrol engine of 1.4 liter TSI turbo 156 HP combined with an electric motor of 115 HP, the joint power is 218 HP, and its autonomy in electric mode is about 50 kilometers.
The confirmation of this hybrid version of the Kodiaq makes us wonder when will be the arrival of a similar version of in the range Seat, that of time, we already know that it will premiere its first electric vehicle in 2019.