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Things You May Not Know About the Skoda Kodiaq

Things You May Not Know About the Skoda Kodiaq
May 18, 2018 Mandurah Skoda

Things You May Not Know About the Skoda Kodiaq

2018 White Skoda Kodiaq car with clear windows and silver tire rims

Family Relations:

The Skoda Kodiaq shares the MQB platform produced by the Volkswagen Group. This means that the Kodiaq has some very well respected family relations. It is not only closely related to the current Skoda Superb and Octavia, but also the VW Tiguan. However, it is currently the only seven seat offering with the MQB platform.

If you are a fan of the new Skoda Octavia and Superb, you may also notice that there is a share design language. The edgy Kodiaq styling was inspired by artisan cut glass, famous in the Czech Republic.

It’s Impressive Dimensions:

If you’ve visited a showroom, you may have noticed that the Skoda Kodiaq 2017 is a big car. Although it shares a platform with the VW Tiguan, it is actually closer in size to the VW Touareg. The Kodiaq is 4697 millimetres long and weighs 1738 kilograms when equipped with a petrol TSI, while the diesel TDI weighs in at 1795 kilograms.

Australia Standard Options:

While other marketplaces around the world may have the option of a front wheel drive and manual gearbox, the Australian spec Skoda Kodiaq is all wheel drive. All Australian models will also feature a dual clutch, seven speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Diesel to Follow:

The Skoda Kodiaq was launched in Australia with a 2.0 TSI  petrol engine that offers 132 kW of power. This is currently the only available powerplant, but there are plans to offer a diesel variant in the very near future.

Trailer Towing Help:

The Kodiaq is an immensely practical vehicle, and there are optional systems that can make it even more attractive. “Tow Assist” is a system designed to help reverse a trailer at low speeds. The driver can select an angle for the trailer using the switch for the electric mirror, and the Kodiaq will automatically steer to maintain this angle.

Future Possibilities:

Skoda HQ has confirmed that they are currently working on a Kodiaq “coupe” version. This model would have a lower roofline and is being developed for the Chinese market, but there is a possibility it may be offered elsewhere.

There is also the possibility of more powerful variants being offered in the future. Skoda hasn’t ruled out an RS performance version, that is the equivalent of the GTI versions of VW models. An RS Kodiaq is likely to be powered with a 2.0 litre, 206 kW TSI engine that is expected to feature in the top of the range 2018 Skoda Superb S.

If you’d like to know more about Skoda Kodiaq cars for sale, call in and see us. Our sales team is ready to answer any queries about the Skoda Kodiaq, 2017 price deals, and current offers.

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