|Assembly||Kvasiny, Czech Republic
Shanghai , China
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door sport utility vehicle|
|Layout||Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
1.4 L TSI 125 PS (92 kW)
1.4 L TSI 150 PS (110 kW)
2.0 L TSI 180 PS (132 kW)
2.0 L TDI 150 PS
2.0 L TDI 190 PS
6-speed DSG dual-clutch
7-speed DSG dual-clutch
|Curb weight||5 seat model: 1,452–1,686 kg
7 seat model: 1,495–1,798 kg
Earlier, it was assumed that the new SUV would be called “Snowman” or “Polar”, but this has been rejected by the former head of Škoda (Vahland) as a media speculation. On 23 December 2015, Škoda registered the name “Kodiaq”, the name refers to the largest brown bear, the Kodiak bear.
In February 2016, images of the Vision S concept were released, and the concept model appeared in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. The final SUV was introduced at the Paris Motor Show on 29 September 2016. The first cars were officially delivered to customers in February 2017.
The Kodiaq is the first vehicle in the Škoda lineup to have Area View, Tow Assist, Manoeuvre Assist and Predictive Pedestrian Protection. It is also the first vehicle in the MQB platform lineup to feature capacitive shortcut buttons instead of the physical buttons for the 8″ infotainment systems.