Rumour: Skoda Kodiaq to be launched on October 4, 2017

Skoda's upcoming 7-seater SUV - the Kodiaq has been spotted in India on multiple occasions. Now, according to a media report, the Kodiaq will be launched on October 4, 2017.

The Skoda Kodiaq is based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB platform. The same architecture underpins the new Octavia, Superb and the VW Tiguan. The Kodiaq will be the Czech brand's second SUV in India and its first 7-seater model. It is expected to be positioned above the Superb in the company's model line-up. 

The Kodiaq is expected to be offered with a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that produces 141 BHP and 340 Nm of torque. The same engine is found in the Volkswagen Tiguan. While an all-wheel drive variant is likely to be offered with a 7-speed DSG gearbox, the entry-level variant could be equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Skoda is expected to equip the Kodiaq with features such as LED headlights, park assist, touchscreen infotainment with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto, ABS with EBD and airbags. The SUV is likely to compete against the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour in the Indian market.

Source: Autocar

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