April 24, 2024

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Skoda Kodiaq: More space and more technology for the Czech Maxi SUV

The new generation of the Czech Maxi SUV is distinguished by slightly larger dimensions, updated aesthetics and greater technological solutions. The diesel and petrol engines remain, but an additional component with an electric range of more than 100 km is also added

The flagship of Skoda’s SUV range has been revamped with aesthetic, technological and engine updates. Over 840,000 units have been produced since 2016, new Kodiak It carries the basic principles that founded the success of the previous version: space, function and efficiency. The dimensions grow slightly, until they reach i 4,758 mm, but with a significant impact on interior space and above all on cargo capacity, including the seven-seat version. Aesthetically it stands out New front visor, with Top LED Matrix headlights and sculpted bumpers that create a more powerful, sculpted appearance. But it grows inside Technological equipmentstarting from the new screenInformation and entertainment 13 inches and the introduction of the head-up display to integrate the 10-inch digital dashboard. Petrol engines, including a new mild hybrid, and diesel have been confirmed, but a Additional powertrain Which guarantees 100 km of electrical autonomy. Production of the new Kodiaq will begin around the end of 2023, with orders expected to open in early 2024. Pricing has not yet been announced.

Bigger and more muscular

Aesthetically, the new Skoda Kodiaq stands out from its predecessor in its beauty New front, with a more defined mask in line with the latest models launched. On request it can also be illuminated by an LED strip connecting the lighting units. The headlights and front bumper are also new, featuring more sculpted and muscular shapes. The rear side pillar can be colored in the same color as the vehicle body or in a contrasting colour. The length increases by 61 mm 4,758 mmIts width is 1,864 mm and its height is 1,659 mm Wheelbase 2,791 mm Allows you to create ample space for passengers. Precise aerodynamics have made it possible to reduce the coefficient of air resistance A 0.282Excellent value for a car of this size and proportions. LED Matrix overhead headlights with 15% more light are standard on the range-topping Sportline version, which also features taillights with welcome animation and dynamic indicators. The Kodiaq is fitted as standard with alloy wheels starting at 18 inches and going up to 20 inches for Sport utility vehicles. A new launch color called Bronx Gold Metallic has also been introduced.

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Spacious and technological interiors

A slight increase in external dimensions allowed for more space inside the new Kodiaq. Available in version With five or seven seats, accommodates passengers comfortably even in the last row, where the headroom has increased. The trunk is exceptionally roomy, with good presence 910 litres In a five-seater configuration e 340 to seven. The interior has been redesigned with a new design a screenInformation and entertainment 13″ independent In the center of the dashboard, accompanied by three labeled multi-function controls Smart order: Each is equipped with a digital display with a diameter of 32 mm. Its function can be changed by pressing it, while by rotating it a parameter can be increased or decreased, such as the air conditioning temperature. The position of the DSG gearshift lever is also new: no longer on the console, which is now cleaner and has more spacious compartments, but on the steering column behind the steering wheel. The 10-inch digital dashboard is integrated byHead width Upon request, available for the first time on this model. The front seats can be equipped with a massage function.

Engines: gasoline, diesel, and plug-in

I am Five engines are available In the new Skoda Kodiaq: two gasoline engines, two diesel engines, and a hybrid engine. It first appeared on entry-level engines 1.5 TSI Turbo System Mild hybrid: Power is 150 horsepower and the 48-volt micro-hybrid motor helps recover power and provides a little extra speed. It stays in range 2.0 TSI with 204 hp With all-wheel drive as standard, as are versions 2.0 Tdi diesel with 150 and 193 hpAnd also with four-wheel drive. All of these engines are combined with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. The version is also listed The plug-in hybrid is called iV Which sees the 1.5 Tsi 150 hp paired with an electric motor for one System power is 204 hp And front wheel drive. The gearbox in this case is a six-speed DSG. The generous battery allows you to travel More than 100 kilometers without emissions, with a maximum charging speed of 50 kW. The luggage compartment capacity has been reduced to 745 litres.

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Lentils and safety

The safety equipment of the new Kodiaq is very complete: among other things, Turn assistant Which helps in turning at intersections and Remote Park Assistant Which allows you to park your car remotely through the application. Basic features like emergency braking and forward collision warning are now standard, as is a smart parking assistant that parks the car autonomously. While driving, functions such as Adaptive cruise control systemrecognizing road signs, but also detecting vehicles approaching from behind and the Emergency Assistant, which takes control of the car if it detects that the driver is no longer able to drive: it gently activates the four arrows and the brakes until the car is moving and is stopped, and then an emergency call is made .