Škoda Kodiaq, the Czechs enter the SUV segment through the front door

No date is not met. After a prototype, multiple teasers and some leaks, the Škoda Kodiaq has been unveiled in Berlin. It measures 4.7 meters, it can carry up to seven passengers and claims to be as technologically and spacious. Before showing it to everyone, from the Paris Motor Show, the Czechs tell us all the details of its proposal for the growing SUV segment.

Its design does not hide his family intentions. The straight lines, square shape and the size of the windows show the purpose of the brand: convert not only the roomiest in its class SUV, but also one of the most versatile. With the rear seats folded down, for example, you can load up to 2,065 liters.But go to parties.

Škoda Kodiaq, the Czechs enter the SUV segment through the front doorFamily, executive and recreational: Versatile and can be Škoda Kodiaq

The interior of the Škoda Kodiaq offers a wide range of solutions for versatility -more than 30, as the brand itself. The second row of seats, for example, can travel up to 18 cm and the backrests can be adjusted individually. It also offers special headrest for sleeping, and a protection for the edge of the door, which opens automatically when you open them to avoid hitting the car next.

Škoda paid special attention to the equipment for long trips. According -will be finished three: Active, Ambition and Style- may include automatic climate zone triple controls in the second row, electric parking brake, multifunction steering wheel and heated seats with electric adjustment, ventilation and heating.

While comfort is a priority, one of his best letters is their level of connectivity. The system is called Škoda Connect and summarized into two main sections: Infotainment and safety, both with online services. It offers updated maps with real – time traffic services, Google Earth and Google Street View, parking information, news, weather and attractions. All this is free for one year.

According finishes, there are three options infotainment. The first, called Swing, has 6.5 – inch touch screen, Shareability with carplay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, plus USB and Bluetooth connection. The second, Bolero, add a screen high -definition eight – inch and communication inside the vehicle: the driver recorded his voice and transferred to the rear speakers. The top end, Columbus, adds navigation, DVD, WiFi and 64GB memory.

But security level offered by the program Škoda Care Connect, which allows remote access to the vehicle, emergency call in case of an accident and sends status information vehicle to the dealer prior to servicing. Everything is complemented with collision warning with emergency braking (standard) , pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, warning of unintentional lane departure detection and driver fatigue.

Five engines and different configurations for Škoda Kodiaq

The Škoda Kodiaq is built on the modular transverse platform (MQB) from Volkswagen Group. Despite its dimensions -that 4 longer than a Octavian cm, it keeps your weight in kg 1,452 for the base model with front wheel drive. According finishes, you can choose all -wheel drive, five choices of engines and six – speed manual transmission or DSG six or seven changes.

In the field of diesel , Škoda offers two choices: a 2.0 TDI 150 hp and 350 Nm of torque, which promises emissions of just 131 g / 100 km and a yield of 5 liters per 100 km. The other engine is also a 2.0 TDI , but 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque , the most powerful of all the gamma- with which reaches from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 210 km / h.

Regarding gasoline engines, we as a model of access to a gamma 1.4 TSI 125 hp and 200 Nm, with a yield of 6 liters per 100 km. The second range is also a 1.4 TSI, 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque, with cylinder shutdown system. The most powerful of gasoline is a 2.0 TSI 180 hp and 320 Nm of torque.