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Skoda has left no stone unturned in the safety department

Safety and After Sales Service – Germans never compromise in the safety department and with the Kodiaq they have offered 9 airbags, ABS, ESP, VSC, Hill Hold and some essential safety features you would expect from a car in this segment. Skoda’s after sales service in India has been quite unconvincing for some owners but the Czech carmaker continues to promise about their improving after sales experience in our country.

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The Kodiaq is an appealing package for German SUV enthusiasts

Verdict – The premium SUV segment is getting quite crowded nowadays, specially for a 7-seater. The Kodiaq leans towards being a lifestyle SUV rather than a big brute ladder-on-frame vehicle like the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. The Kodiaq offers simply the best quality interiors and what lures you are some segment-first comfort-oriented features. If you are looking for an off-road vehicle then the Kodiaq isn’t a good choice. It comes with 4×4 but there are more capable SUVs to go off-road in this segment. But if you want an SUV with polished driving dynamics and you want to arrive in style, then look no further, the Kodiaq ticks the right boxes.

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The design of the Kodiaq is its USP, looks very tempting

What’s Cool

* Scintillating Czech design attracts a lot of attention on the road
* The interior looks fantastic too and offers a lot of tech
* The driving dynamics are sorted, just like every other German
* The Kodiaq is loaded with safety tech which makes you feel secure

What’s Not So Cool

* 150 PS engine offers linear acceleration, not that exciting
* 3rd row seat space limited to kids

Alternatives: Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan

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Currently the Skoda Kodiaq comes in a single variant

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Specifications

* Engine: 1968cc, DOHC, 4-cylinders
* Power: 150 HP @ 3500-4000 RPM
* Torque: 340 Nm @ 1750-3000 RPM
* Transmission: 7-Speed DSG AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 10.52 seconds
* Fuel Consumption: 12 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Suspension: McPherson Strut, Multi-Element axle
* Tyres: 255/55/18
* Brakes: Discs (Front), Discs (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 9 Airbags, ABS, ESP, TCS, HHC

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4697 mm X 1882 mm X 1676 mm
* Boot Space: 270-litres
* Wheelbase: 2791 mm
* Ground Clearance: 188 mm
* Turning Radius: 6.1-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 63-litres

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It’ll be interesting to see the sales of Skoda’s first 7-seater SUV in India

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