Skoda has unveiled its second-generation Kodiaq, bringing extra space, a more striking exterior design and plug-in hybrid power to the large SUV.
The Kodiaq has grown by six centimetres, resulting in an increased amount of passenger and luggage space. Skoda has also completely changed the look of its flagship SUV, giving it a more sculpted bonnet, a new hexagonal Skoda grille and slimmer headlights. All of the car’s design has been aerodynamically sharpened to help the Kodiaq achieve a low drag coefficient.
Move to the seven-seater version and you’ll find 340 litres behind the third row of seats – 70 litres more than previously – and 845 litres with that third row folded. The seven-seater offers a maximum of 2,035 litres, which is 30 litres more than before.
Inside, there’s a new 13-inch infotainment screen which sits alongside a 10-inch virtual cockpit setup. The centre console offers four USB-C power points, too, alongside Skoda’s configurable ‘Smart Dials’ which have integrated displays and can be changed to give access to the driver’s most-used functions.
There will also be two four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines available with all linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Prices for the new Kodiaq are expected to be announced closer to the car’s launch in the middle of 2024.