JustInReviews presents before you, this new automotive technology from Skoda. We mean to say, the review of 2017 Skoda Kodiaq.
The Kodiaq happens to be the debutant 7-seater SUV, and as far as positioning will sit a rung over the Superb. Known to be a premium SUV, the Kodiaq is relied upon to go up against the semblance of the Hyundai Tucson on one hand and its own cousin from Volkswagen, the Tiguan on the other. As far as the design goes, Kodiaq appears ordinarily Skoda, however with a distinction. E.g. the butterfly grille is extensive, bolder and completed in matte black for a more solid impact, to present the SUV stance better. Headlamps are altogether LED units with cornering capacity, while fog lights utilize projector beams and get a cornering capacity as well. The Kodiaq is really wide given its general width of 1882mm, and the grille and headlights complement that inclination. The raised front edge of the hood shows up.
On The Inside Of This Automotive Technology:
One of a kind to the Kodiaq is the thick slab of trim that is placed horizontally over the focal point of the dashboard (and serves as a second glovebox on the passenger side), and although it looks good, it feels a touch excessively plasticky.
The seats are found to be a touch firm, however they’re a long way from uncomfortable. The front seats, with their extensive variety of adjustments, will hold you well, and the best thing is, on account of the low dashboard, you get a decent view out front even at the lowest setting. The view in reverse, in any case, isn’t so extraordinary because of the thick D-columns.
Driving the Machine:
Skoda is coming up with the Kodiaq with its 2.0-litre engine powered by four cylinders, mated to its DQ-500 seven-speed DSG gearbox. The engine comes with a 150PS and 340Nm and feels extremely responsive. The machine is found to be refined, and notwithstanding being a diesel doesn’t make itself capable of being heard inside, while rushing to fabricate revs. Alongside the DSG it gains for quick ground, be it in Sports mode utilizing the paddle shifters or all alone in Drive mode. The Kodiaq additionally gets Eco, Sport, Individual and Snow modes separated from Normal and Eco which modify the steering, engine and air-conditioning reaction relying upon the mode.
In typical conditions, 96% torque is facilitated to the front wheels. However, in case of slippery surfaces the framework can send up to 50 percent of torque to the back ones. The powertrain and firm suspension should make for good thruway cruising too. The suspension has you feel a portion of the knocks at moderate speeds yet drenches up undulations and knocks exceptionally well as speeds increase. The immovability additionally guarantees vertical and horizontal motion and body roll are controlled, while making for a certain vibe as far as handling is concerned.
The price of Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the single, completely stacked 4×4 TDI DSG variant, makes it more costly than its five-seater cousin, the VW Tiguan, and even the Toyota Fortuner along with Ford Endeavor. That is a ton of cash, despite the fact that you do get a considerable measure of car for the same. So while the Kodiaq maintains Skoda’s core features of room, extravagance, gears and adaptability with aplomb, it isn’t exactly the value proposition, as per the experts.
Elegant and stylized design
Sufficient amount of safety features
Chassis is lightweight
It is known to be a soft-roader rather than a regular SUV
Price is on the higher side