We are just minutes away from the launch of the all-new Skoda Kodiaq in India. The Skoda Kodiaq targets the customers looking for a premium SUV in the range of Hyundai Tucson and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Skoda dealerships all across the country have already initiated the bookings for the Kodiaq SUV in India. The booking amount for the same is Rs 5 lakh in Mumbai, confirmed one of the dealerships to OVERDRIVE. While the Delhi dealership is taking a token amount of Rs 3 lakh. Both the dealerships stated that the deliveries of the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq should begin in November. However, we await an official confirmation of the same from Skoda India.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is based on the Vision S Concept that was showcased in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. The production model that'll go on sale, closely resembles the concept that was shown. The lines are sharp and the SUV does look quite handsome. The big grille, flanked by sleek headlamps gives it a lot of presence. The tail section also seems to take inspiration from the current crop of Skodas. The dazzling LED tail lamps, that are said to be inspired by traditional Czech crystal glass art, is one of standout features of the SUV.
Besides sharing the same platform, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan also share the same, 2-litre diesel engine. The Kodiaq's motor, however, is in a slightly different state of tune and makes a little more power. The Kodiaq's engine produces 150PS and 340Nm whereas, the Tiguan's motor produces 143PS and an identical 340 Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox.