Skoda, who has seen and who sees you. Of being a brand more oriented to the world of low-cost, to become a company with attractive products and quality. With intelligence, patience, have managed to go from less to more. And although their products have always known to give the face, it is in recent years when they have a gentleman blow on the table. His last surprise has a name and a surname, Skoda Kodiaq, the car that we are about to test thanks to the transfer of the official dealer Grandson Marcelo Cars. Do you really is for both?
What is true is that yes. We are faced with the many regarded as the best Skoda of all time. A safe bet, because it is a SUV, the type of car that has been sold in recent years. In addition, this particular model has up to seven squares, a configuration that we had not seen in the mark, and that sum customers looking for a todocamino spacious in which to carry the whole family.
Good job, both in the exterior and in the interior
The Skoda Kodiaq account with an average size. His body leaves us a few 4,70 meters of length, 1,67 m tall and 1.88 meters wide. In comparison with his brother, the Yeti, the up to now only todocamino of the brand, the Skoda Kodiaq is longer, wider and considerably lower. Its design, quality and even their goals are totally different, reinforcing the offer SUV of the brand in a remarkable way.
we Must stop in the section of design to analyze carefully the Skoda Kodiaq. In person, this model shows more power than the one that comes to us in images. Their aesthetic premiered the design language that have continued other as the newly renovated Octavia. The most notable to the naked eye, a group optical LED divided in a peculiar style that I do not she manages to convince, and that presents both sides of a large grill. The front has muscle, is large and gives the model a lot of character.
In the profile highlights the typical protections in a model of these characteristics and its high waist line. In addition, the nerves that begin at the front wheel and end beyond the rear make you win again muscle. The line seeks to smooth the floor until you reach the rear, where it falls dramatically. In this place we can point to the design of the pilots, more beautiful, to my mind, and the large rear bumper.
In terms of the dashboard and the controls that are taught in the cabin of the Skoda Kodiaq, it should be noted the quality of materials, improving in this aspect of the brand. I have to be honest, I was expecting a sober, low risk and simply correct. But I was wrong. I have to say that they have been able to complete a dashboard attractive in addition to functional, one of the hallmarks of the brand. The eyes focus on the screen of 6.5 inches of the center console, an element from which we can handle the multimedia system and am pleased at the remarkably the dashboard. Its control is simple, intuitive, and from the driving position, which leaves us in a high position and comfortable, we can use the controls without major problems.
The ride in the Skoda Kodiaq highlights the space that comes to offer. In the squares in front there is sufficient space to accommodate you, as it happens in the rear even if you are of a great stature. I knew that I was going to meet a car with loft in this section, but don’t imagine it was for both. With the front seat well moved back, the space in the second row remains remarkable. In addition, in case outside little, these seats can be tilted, searching for the comfort of the occupant as the primary objective.
two-seater third row of seats, how is it logical, are not as accessible nor comfortable, although the contrary of what we could expect the space is very well spent. Yes, for two adults to ride as comfort should adjust the second row adelantándola a few centimeters, and if you are tall your knees will be too high. If we speak of space we cannot overlook its wide trunk, and it is that we have nothing less than 720 litres to carry our baggage, a figure which is reduced to 560 if you equip the option of the seven seats mentioned above and is extended to 2.065 liters if you folded down the seats of the second row. Without a doubt, the best boot of its category.
notably, in the same way the commitment of the brand with the technology. The Skoda Kodiaq, its new flagship, was to be the last in this section, so we have standard with the Skoda Connect, a system that we can analyze the traffic, find gas stations, check the weather. All thanks to the online connection with that account. To demonstrate their high connectivity, and always thinking of the safety of its occupants, the Skoda Kodiaq, with your Care Connect, you will perform an emergency call automatically in case of an accident.
In place you may also get hooked, because its tare allows comfort in tracks without affecting the on-road driving. I’ve felt it plumb, well fixed to the road. It is not a SUV sports, is not intended to be, but in this aspect I expected some sensations more than “boat”. The sway is only noticeable if we had the speed, correctly assumed the weight transfer and conveys to us security.
it Is easy to drive on the Skoda Kodiaq. The address, power-assisted electronically, makes it easier driving in the city and is accurate, without being too direct on the road. It is great, it is not a tocamino compact, but you won’t have too many problems when you go to pick up your children at school and fight with the city.
Engine 2.0 TDI 190 CV
We were able to test the most powerful engine of the range diesel, the 2.0 TDI 190 horsepower, a mechanical on the other hand, is associated with the effective transmission automatic DSG seven-speed. On paper, this engine moves with ease the SUV from the Czech brand, as the number of acceleration is not bad, at 8.6 seconds in the 0-100 km/h. We also have available 400 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm, enough to push with energy 1.761 kg
And on the practice, I can tell that leaves me somewhat cold. Really, to find quick answers in the Skoda Kodiaq, you will need to take more of a time hand of the option S the automatic change. Among the 1,500 laps and until the 1800 approximately, the Kodiaq seems like a shy guy that removes the eye when you look. Do not have music, is not for parties. Now, once we pass this line the “kick” is convincing. The guy before stooping down the head, now is the one who challenges you. Overtaking fast, good response and plenty of power. Sorry for the delay.
In a first contact, the Skoda Kodiaq we have not been disappointed at all. We expected a lot from him, and their arguments have convinced us. Its exterior design, except for certain details, is enough to attract the public at large. On the inside, no cast, nothing less, and if you do you will be a passenger because when you look around you and find the amount of space you have to enjoy your new SUV with the whole family, all doubt will disappear.
Its dynamic capabilities allow you to travel safe on the road and you can go for a weekend of adventure without the Monday having to visit your physical therapist. The suspension is able to absorb well the irregularities, something that you will appreciate greatly your back. The 190 HP of your engine, 2.0 TDI is sufficient, although it takes time to awaken and that we will hurt when we need quick reactions.
Soon we will offer a more complete test of the new Skoda Kodiaq. Thank Grandson Marcelo Cars the invitation to the inauguration of its new facilities in Badajoz and the subsequent assignment of this unit.