Ahead of its world premiere in Berlin, Skoda Auto has revealed the interior images of the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq. The Czech automaker will launch the upcoming SUV internationally later in 2016, while the India launch will happen next year. The new Kodiaq will be offered in both five and seven-seat configuration and will be based on the VisionS SUV, which was displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq features the new Connect infotainment system by the carmaker where the user can connect a smart phone and get information about the vehicle via his/her phone. The dash of the SUV will share its design from the existing Skoda models, but looks more upmarket with silver accents on the air vents and its surroundings. The seats also get faux leather upholstery with grey stitching.
The car looks spacious in the images and we expect it to get decent boot space, even when the third-row is folded up. The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform and will be positioned above the Skoda Yeti. It is bigger in terms of length and width at 4.7 m in length and 1.88 m in width.
When launched in India, in the second half of 2017, the Skoda Kodiaq is expected to get the existing 1.8 L, TSI petrol and a 2.0 L, TDI diesel units and will have an optional all-wheel drive system. The transmission will offer choice between a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. In global markets, the SUV will be available in a hybrid model, but as far as an Indian variant is concerned, the car manufacturer might not launch it anytime soon.
The upcoming SUV could be assembled at Volkswagen's plant in Chakan, near Pune. The Kodiaq is expected to be priced between Rs. 30 to Rs. 35 lakh, ex-showroom and will rival against the Toyota Fortuner in the segment.