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Skoda Kodiaq production-ready version revealed

Snapshot: Skoda revealed the partially disguised production version of the Skoda VisionS concept at an event in Prague.

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The Czech car manufacturer, Skoda revealed the partially disguised production version of the Skoda VisionS concept at an event in Prague. The Skoda VisionS concept was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 and it is rumoured that this full size SUV by the manufacturer will get a “Kodiak” moniker. The name Kodiak is inspired from the Kodiak Island in Alaska.

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The SUV is based on the Volkswagen’s MQB platform that also underpins the Upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan that will soon make its Indian launch in the second half of this. The VisionS will be the first vehicle by the brand to feature a six-seater configuration and measures an overall length of 4,700 mm, a width of 1,910 mm, and a height of 1,680 mm with a wheelbase of 2,790 mm. The SUV will make its global debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, it will touch the Indian shore in 2017.

Mechanically, the VisionS derives its power from an alternative powertrain by combining a 1.4-litre turbocharged gasoline engine with an electric motor. Where the engine is capable to produce 156 HP and 250 Nm of torque, while the electric motor will develop an extra 54 HP and 220 Nm of torque. The combined system will be paired  with a six-speed DSG which sends the power to the front axle. A second electric motor rated at 115 HP and 270 Nm that drives the rear axle, this motor works independently of the front axle drive, making it an all-wheel drive SUV.

Once launched, the Skoda Kodiak will take on the likes of Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Fortuner. It is expected to wear a price tag between Rs 25 lakh - Rs 30 lakh.

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