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    A look at the new launched Skoda Kodiaq SUV: Pros & Cons - V3Cars

    by V3Cars Team on Wednesday, Oct 11 2017

    skoda kodiaq

    Czech automaker Skoda has finally launched the highly awaited Skoda Kodiaq in the Indian car market. The Kodiaq is Skoda India’s first full-sized 7-seater premium SUV that is pitched against the highly successful models like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

    Czech automaker Skoda has finally launched the highly awaited Skoda Kodiaq in the Indian car market. The Kodiaq is Skoda India’s first full-sized 7-seater premium SUV that is pitched against the highly successful models like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

    In India, the new Skoda Kodiaq has launched in just a single trim, – Style and has been tagged at a premium pricing of Rs. 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom across India). Owing to its hefty pricing, the Kodiaq will also be placed against the luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

    Here, we are taking a look at all the positive as well as the negative aspects of the newly launched Skoda Kodiaq premium SUV:

     

    Pros:

    Impressive Premium Design

    The Kodiaq has a stylish, contemporary and sophisticated exterior design language that is clearly premium and impressive. It also boasts of top-notch build quality. Its subtle, yet chiseled looks will certainly make heads turn on the roads.

     

    Luxurious & Spacious Interiors

    The Kodiaq boasts of superb quality and built, which is evident on the inside as well. The cabin feels exceptionally plush, comfortable and pleasant. It is almost fully covered in premium leather and offers very well supported seat arrangement.

    Even with three rows of seating arrangement, the Kodiaq is very spacious. The cabin is very practical with abundant of utility storage spaces. There is a good 270 litres of boot space which increases to 630 litres and a humongous 2005 litres with its third and second row seats folded, respectively.

     

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    Loaded With Premium Features

    The Kodiaq is Skoda’s flagship model and is understandably loaded with great features. It boasts of features like full-LED exterior lighting system, 18 inch alloy wheels, an 8.0 inch large touchscreen integrated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, an advanced 12 speaker Canton audio system, three-zone climate control, electric front seats with memory function, and panoramic sunroof. There are even umbrellas and umbrella holders with drainage system in the front doors.

    High On Safety

    The Skoda Kodiaq boasts of the top Five Star safety rating from the Euro NCAP. It offers 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, a rear camera, all-round parking sensors, multi-collision braking system and cornering fog lamps.

     

    Car like Convenience

    Despite being a large SUV, the Skoda Kodiaq feels like a car. It offers easy access to its cabin, a flat ride, light steering and a peppy and refined engine along with a smooth gearbox to offer transmission to provide car-like drive and convenience besides all the advantages of an SUV.

    Cons

    Non-aggression Looks

    Large SUVs are expected to look highly aggressive with daunting road-presence, but the Kodiaq lacks it. It has urban sophisticated good looks, not meant for those who love intimidating SUVs.

     

    Inconvenient Third Row

    The Kodiaq lacks the tumbling process of the second row, which makes the third row hard to access. The third row is also very low, so the occupants don’t sit comfortable. There’s also no AC for the third row, but airbags are offered.

    Lacks Grunt

    Kodiaq is a large SUV, but its 2.0L TDI engine is not that powerful. True that it doesn’t feel less powerful when driving, but on highways during higher revs, the need of more power can be felt.

    Not A Very Tough Off-Roader

    The Skoda Kodiaq does offer all-wheel drive system, good ground clearance and even snow mode to be a great off-roader, but it doesn’t feel as tough as the Fortuner or Endeavour.


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