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Old 16th November 2016, 08:39   #76
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Kodiaq - First drive review,

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Here is a pretty elaborate review from Auto Express UK -




I didn't know about Skoda's self deprecating adverts in the 90s - have to go look for them now.
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Kodaiq to launch in India during festive season of 2017 ( Oct/Nov).
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it will come to India with a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine making 180hp and 250Nm, as well as a 2.0-litre TDI diesel making 150hp and 340Nm.
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There will also be AWD on top variants, and both engines come with either six-speed manuals or seven-speed DSG automatics. Interestingly, the automatics will get priority in the range this time – Skoda India
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two things that really work in the Kodiaq’s favour are the way it looks and the space on offer.
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Autocar India review the Kodiaq in Spain
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The petrol engine first, and it’s everything we’ve come to expect from a TSI motor. It’s smooth and refined and builds up all its power really early on, making it quite enjoyable to drive. For such a large car, it weighs a not-too-shabby 1,695kg, and as a result is able to sprint to 100kph in a claimed 8.0sec. The DSG gearbox too is as impressive as we’ve come to expect, with smooth and quick shifts exactly when they’re meant to happen
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As for the dynamics, it feels like a large, higher-riding Superb to drive, and that’s just what you’d expect from a monocoque SUV.
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The steering isn’t bristling with feedback and it is a little numb around centre, but at least it’s neutral and predictable
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Overall, the Kodiaq, on its 18-inch wheels and 55-profile tyres, likely the same ones we’ll get in India, rides nice and flat, although it can feel a little lumpy over broken bits of road.
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It will be priced to overlap, but sit slightly above the Superb, which should translate to about Rs 27-32 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Kodaiq to launch in India during festive season of 2017 ( Oct/Nov).

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It will come to India with a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine making 180hp and 250Nm, as well as a 2.0-litre TDI diesel making 150hp and 340Nm.
Good to know that the 2.0TSI is coming to India.

I think Autocar India has got the torque figures wrong. The 2.0TSI, which is exclusively available with AWD abroad, is mated to the 7-Speed DSG (most likely the DQ500 from Q3 2.0TDI quattro, and definitely not the regular DQ200). Thus there shouldn't be any reason for limiting the torque to 250Nm. With 1.8TSI Superb MT already producing 320Nm, it would be safe to expect the Kodiaq 2.0TSI also producing 320Nm.
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Kodiaq seems a certainty for India. I request moderators to transfer this thread to The Indian Car Scene so that it can have wider circulation and readers can have all the information at one place.
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