Skoda’s all-new Kodiaq SUV

In advance of the world premiere of the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV early next month, the Czech car manufacturer reveals exterior details of its new, large SUV model.

Skoda says it gives an impression of how it is transferring the brand’s expressive design language into the SUV segment. At the same time, it says the close-up images underline the brand’s high and uncompromising design and craftsmanship standards.

Skoda says the brand’s first large SUV is an unmistakeable presence on the road. The side and rear views are crisp; the doors are athletically shaped and the tailgate is expressively sculptured.

Skoda boasts the exceptional amount of space is also typical of the brand, with a capacity of 720 to 2,065 litres (with the rear seats folded down ), the five-seater Skoda Kodiaq will offer the largest boot within its class. And a first for Skoda: the SUV can also roll off the production line with seven seats as an option. Using the position of the seats and angle adjustment, they can be adapted to the widest range of seating and loading requirements. If the optional folding front passenger seat is chosen, the car can transport items up to 2.90 metres long.

The Czech carmaker claims the newest driver assistance systems ensure improved safety and comfort. Area View, using surround-view cameras with wide-angle lenses at the front and the rear as well as in the wing mirrors, displays various views of the car’s immediate surroundings on the in-car monitor. These include a virtual top-down view and 180-degree pictures from the areas to the front and rear.

Tow Assist is also new to the range - if the Kodiaq is pulling a trailer, the system takes over steering when reversing slowly. Additionally, while reversing, the new Manoeuvre Assist will brake as soon as an obstacle is detected behind the vehicle.

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