Skoda, the Czech automaker, has revealed the official sketches of the new 7-seater Kodiaq SUV, which would have its world premiere in September 2016. Skoda Kodiaq would be the company's flagship SUV and would be positioned above the Yeti. It is also the first product to reflect Skoda's new design language. It is expected to be lauched in India by mid 2017.
„The ŠKODA KODIAQ is extremely versatile,” says Jozef Kabaň, ŠKODA’s Head of Design. “It is exceptionally spacious and with compact external dimensions, it delivers the best overall package in its class. It is also robust, suits all types of terrain and offers the best flexibility and functionality. We wanted to visualise this in the exterior design as well as the interior. Form and functionality are therefore in harmony in the ŠKODA KODIAQ.” Jozef Kabaň, ŠKODA’s Head of Design, and his team have opted for a striking design language for the Skoda KODIAQ, which transfers the brand’s new design style into the SUV segment.
"As the design sketch already shows, all lines are clear, precise and sharp; the highly recessed shoulder line highlights the large ŠKODA SUV’s robust character. Flat, raked headlights are positioned on both sides of the wide ŠKODA grille. Their crystalline structure pays hommage to Czech crystal glass art, which is steeped in tradition. The extensively sculptured rear section also accentuates the ŠKODA KODIAQ’s sporty, robust SUV character. The LED rear lights are designed in the brand’s typical C-shape, continuing the ŠKODA SUV design lines in great detail. The side view is equally as strong," said the the company in an official statement.
"The long wheelbase and short overhangs point to the spacious interior. The SUV is available with two extra seats in the third row as an optional extra. With its clear design, the interior continues the striking design of the exterior. Even here, form and functionality stand together in unison: the interior comes across as protective and robust, but also impresses with an elegant character. All the features exude clarity and tranquillity. Strong vertical elements, like the four large air vents, are characteristic of the interior. The large display splits the instrument panel into two equal sections for the driver and passenger. The front of the instrument panel is three-dimensional and divided into two areas," added Skoda.