Skoda’s all-new Kodiaq SUV made its first public experience in Berlin last year. The India launch of the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq is confirmed and we expect it to arrive in the second half of 2017. This is Skoda’s biggest SUV till date and will rival the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe in India. Kodiaq, along with the new Superb, should help Skoda strengthen its position in the premium segment. Expect prices of the 7 Seater Skoda Kodiaq in India to start at around Rs 27 lakh. Bookings for the Kodiaq are already underway and the manufacturer has updated its website with details of its upcoming SUV. Here’s more on the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq India price, launch date, interior and specifications.
Skoda Kodiaq Launch in India
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|7 Seater Skoda Kodiaq India Launch Date||Festive Season 2017|
|7 Seater Skoda Kodiaq Launch in Europe||Q1 2017|
The launch of the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq in India is still 5-6 months away. According to sources, Skoda will bring the 7 Seater Kodiaq to India in the second half of 2017 before the festive season. In Europe, the new 7 seater SUV is already on sale. Prices of the Kodaiq start from £21,565 (Rs. 17.45 lakh) in the UK. Before the launch of the new Kodiaq SUV, Skoda will bring the Rapid Monte Carlo edition, Octavia facelift and Octavia vRS to India. Also See- Upcoming Cars in India | 2017 Skoda Octavia
Test mules of the upcoming Skoda SUV have been spotted on public roads in India on numerous occasions.
Skoda Kodiaq Price in India
|2017 Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV||Estimated ex showroom Price|
|Base Petrol 4×2||Rs. 27 lakh|
|Top Petrol 4×4||Rs. 31 lakh|
|Base Diesel 4×2||Rs. 29 lakh|
|Diesel 4×4 Automatic||Rs. 35 lakh|
We’re expecting a starting price of around 27 lakhs for the base petrol variant of the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq 7 Seater SUV. It will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. Both engines will get manual and automatic transmission variants along with optional all wheel drive. Based on the expected price, the Kodiaq will end up costing more than the Ford Endeavour. Pricing of the Kodiaq will be similar to that of the Hyundai Santa Fe, which retails for Rs. 28.54 to 31.96 lakh ex showroom Delhi. Bookings for the Kodiaq have been underway for Rs 51,000. This amount is fully refundable in case of cancellation.
Skoda Kodiaq India – Rivals
While its only direct rival in India currently is the Hyundai Santa Fe, in terms of pricing, it will also rival other SUVs such as the Endeavour and the Fortuner. Also, it will compete with the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan.
Skoda Kodiaq India Specifications
|Engine Type||1.4 L TSI Petrol||2.0 L TDI Diesel|
|Power||150 PS||190 PS|
|Torque||250 Nm||350 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6 speed Manual/6 speed DSG Automatic||6 speed Manual/7 speed DSG Automatic|
|Mileage (estimated)||15-16 KMPL||18-19 KMPL|
For international markets, the Kodiaq comes with a choice of 1.4 L TSI petrol, 2.0 L TSI Petrol and 2.0 L TDI Diesel engine options. The Kodiaq for India is likely to feature the 1.4 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel engine options. The petrol motor makes about 150 PS and 250 Nm while the diesel makes 190 PS and 350 Nm. Both petrol and diesel variants of the Kodiaq in India will feature manual and automatic transmission options. Top-end trims will get all wheel drive as an option.
Skoda Kodiaq India Mileage
|Skoda Kodiaq Petrol||Skoda Kodiaq Diesel|
|City||11 KMPL||13 KMPL|
|Highway||17 KMPL||20 KMPL|
|Overall ARAI Mileage||15-16 KMPL||18-19 KMPL|
These figures in the table above are estimates. The Actual fuel efficiency of the Skoda Kodiaq may vary.
Skoda Kodiaq India Dimensions
Skoda Kodiaq India – Features
- LED Headlamps
- LED Tail lights
- Engine start/stop system
- Driving Mode Select – Comfort, Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual
- Brake energy recovery
- Three rows of seats
- 6.5 inch or 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Triple Zone automatic climate control
- Dynamic Chassis control
- Electric boot lid with virtual pedal
- Front and rear parking sensors, area view and Manoeuvre Assist
- Wireless charging
- Ten Speaker Canton Sound System
- SmartLink featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link
- Wireless phone charging
Skoda Kodiaq India – Exterior
The design of the Skoda Kodiaq takes inspiration from the Vision S SUV concept. It features Skoda’s signature styling elements. Up front, the new Kodiaq features sleek LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a chrome grille. The fog lamps are a bit unconventional in terms of placement and shape. In words of the manufacturer, the double horizontal lines running across the hood convey a sense of “protection and strength”. The highlight of the side profile is the greatly recessed tornado line that runs from the upper headlamps and runs across the entire profile. The large glass area visible in the Kodiaq’s side profile hints at generous cabin space. At the back, you get a typical Skoda boot lid profile with the recessed number plate area. The tail lamps feature LED detailing in the form of the signature ‘C’ motif design.
Skoda Kodiaq India – Interior
On the inside, designers have kept things simple yet elegant. You get a neat dashboard layout with clean straight lines. The touchscreen infotainment system takes centre stage. Below that, the climate control setup bears some resemblance to that of the Superb’s. Bits like the steering wheel and gear knob have been borrowed from the sedan as well. The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq will be a seven seater, a first for the manufacturer. Internationally, it is available with a five seat or seven seat configuration. India might get only the seven seat variant of the Kodiaq. Without the third row of seats, the Kodiaq boasts a massive 720 L luggage capacity. While the production spec Kodiaq ditches the individual screen setup seen in the Vision S concept, the rear seat passengers do get tablet holders.
Skoda Kodiaq India – Colour Options
We’re not sure how many colour options will be available for the SUV in India. These are just some of the colour options the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq
- Pacific Blue
- Magnetic Brown
- Candy White
- Business Grey
- Brilliant Silver
- Black Magic
Skoda Kodiaq India Engine and Transmission
International markets will get the Kodiaq with three engine options in multiple states of tune. These include a 150 PS 1.4 L TSI petrol, 180 PS 2.0 L TSI Petrol, 150 PS 2.0 TDI diesel and a 190 PS 2.0 TDI Diesel. All engine options are available with an all wheel drive system. While the 1.4 Petrol gets a 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic transmission option, the 2.0 Petrol and 2.0 Diesel get a six speed manual and seven speed automatic transmission option. The Skoda Kodiaq in India is likely to come with the 1.4 L TSI petrol and 2.0 L TDI diesel engine options. Both engines will get automatic and manual gearbox options and AWD. Skoda is yet to confirm the engine and transmission options for India. (See specs earlier in this story)
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