Skoda has revealed the interior of its upcoming Kodiaq SUV in a series of images and video, shortly before the new model’s world premiere on September 1.
The Kodiaq features a new interior design, which the company says has “two symmetrical zones” for the driver and front passenger.
Going by Skoda’s “simply clever” motto, the Kodiaq’s cabin features a simple and uncluttered layout, with the centrepiece being the large touchscreen infotainment display housed in glass.
A black faux-wood trim adorns the dashboard and door inserts, giving an upmarket look to the interior.
In the images, a gear knob for a six-speed manual transmission printed with ‘4x4’ is featured, though it’s likely Australia will only get the dual-clutch DSG transmission.
Out the back are a third row of seats, which appear to be 50:50 split and feature cutouts for footwells. However, like most of its competitors these extra seats will probably be more suited to kids.
Measuring a quoted 4.70 metres in length and 1.88 metres in width, the Kodiaq is 150mm shorter and 40mm narrower than a Kluger, while it’s 300mm shorter and 80mm narrower than a CX-9.
The Kodiaq is even shorter than the closely-related Superb wagon, which measures 4856mm long and 1864mm wide.
Meanwhile, the Kodiaq’s practical 720L/2065L boot is smaller than the CX-9’s 810L capacity with the third row folded (though note the difference in physical size), but well ahead of the Kluger’s 529-litre claim. The Superb wagon boasts a 660L/1950L cargo area.
European Kodiaqs will offer a choice of five turbocharged engines – three petrols and two diesels – though the only confirmed powerplant is the familiar Volkswagen Group 132TSI petrol.
Front- and all-wheel drive will also be available, along with the option of a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch DSG.
Local specifications are yet to be announced, though the company’s local arm has confirmed it expects the Kodiaq to arrive in Australian showrooms around July-August next year.
With the full reveal scheduled for tomorrow, stay tuned to CarAdvice for an update.
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