Skoda is working on a new SUV that will be based on the Volkswagens MQB platform and will come with two variations. There will be the seven seats version with a 30cm wheelbase and the five seats model which will be around 50cm lesser regarding length and a short wheelbase like that of Yeti, the previous model. The new 2017 Skoda Kodiak will have a more powerful engine and will be stronger concerning structure. The price of the new SUV will be relatively low and thus favoring the pocket of every willing buyer.
2017 Skoda Kodiak – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The new SUV is expected to undergo several changes compared to Yeti model as its predecessor. One of this notable feature is the size of the vehicle which will be a bit bigger having a length of 4.75 meters. The car will also have a new model grille that is incorporated with modified headlights which have new LED lighting effect. The bumper is also improved and give the SUV an elegant appearance and thus attracting the eyes of every buyer. In addition to that, the wheelbase will enable the vehicle to drive in all terrain. The appearance will look more attractive due to the LED brake light effects. The seven-seat model will have five doors while the five-seat model will have three doors.
A lot of changes are seen from inside to increase comfort to both the driver and the passengers. For instance, the seven seats model has the rear seats reserved for the children. As a matter of fact, both models will have an ample luggage space. On the dashboard, you will a large touch screen display that will not only enhance driving but also in control of other systems in the vehicle. The seats of the new 2017 Skoda Kodiak will be upholstered with the quality leather material. Other features which will be installed in the Skoda Kodiak 2017 will include a quality sound system, USB audio interface, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and an SMS text message function. It will also come with an air conditioner that will regulate the temperature in the vehicle. The security of this car is also highly considered as far as the safety of the user is concerned. Therefore, the upcoming 2017 Skoda SUV will come with automatic emergency brakes, dual-stage front airbags, seatbelts and children safety door locks.
2017 Skoda Kodiak – Modifications in the Engine
According to Edmund, this crossover will be available in petrol and diesel variants, and that will feature a TSI petrol version and the TDI turbo diesel. It will have a 1.4 liter engine that will produce up to 90 horsepower and 200-pound feet of torque. Alternatively, with the 1.6 engine, 2017 Skoda Kodiak will generate up to 180 horsepower and 260-pound feet of torque. This will be incorporated with a 6-speed manual or a seven speed DSG system. The 2017 Kodiak will also come with either 2 or 4 wheel drive versions.
2017 Skoda Kodiak – Price and Release Date
The new 2017 Skoda Kodiak is expected to hit the market industry late 2016 or early 2017. In addition to that, the estimated price will be around $26,000 which might vary depending on specs of the vehicle.