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The Skoda Kodiaq is the cheapest European seven-seat SUV by a country mile, but more importantly it makes a remarkably compelling alternative to a Hyundai Santa Fe for those prepared to think a little differently.
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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

The Skoda Kodiaq RS, a hot version of Skoda's largest car to date, is on the way, although it's not clear when it will make its debut. Christian Strube, head of research and development at Skoda, confirmed in a chat with Evo that the Czech company will produce a performance version of the new Kodiaq crossover, which will, as expected, wear RS branding...

CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang leaked, Kodiaq review, WRC and LA report, and LHD conversions!

Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, and Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca...

Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed

It seems all-but confirmed that a Skoda Kodiaq RS hero model is in the works for the Czech badge's new large SUV line. CarAdvice spoke with Kodiaq Program Manager, Jiri Dytrych, at the International launch of the Kodiaq in Spain, who indicated that a more sports-oriented model would be a likely addition to the range...

Skoda Kodiaq SportLine bound for Geneva

The car isn't even on sale yet, and already a new trim level has been confirmed for the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV. Speaking with executives at the Kodiaq's international launch in Mallorca, CarAdvice learned that the current four-trim lineup (S, SE, SE L and Edition) will be joined by a SportLine grade at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show...

Skoda Kodiaq SUV could steal best-seller crown from Octavia

The upcoming 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV has the potential to be the brand’s best-selling model, according to the European brand’s boss in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Octavia RS230 in Sydney yesterday (review), the head of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer, confirmed his high sales expectations for the new seven-seater SUV...

2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...

2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV revealed, Australian launch due next year

The long-awaited 2017 Skoda Kodiaq five- and seven-seat SUV has finally been revealed, with the boxy Czech hauler cutting a sharp figure in production guise. Although notably different from the Skoda Vision S concept model that preceded it, the model is indeed the one we saw in those leaked images posted a few weeks back...

2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior revealed – video

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...

2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut

The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq has been partially leaked online, giving us a first proper look of the company’s new seven-seat SUV ahead of its public debut on September 1. Images released by Czech website autoforum.cz reaffirm the new model’s close ties with the Vision S concept that previewed it, with the only major design changes being details like the door handles and shape of the mirrors...

Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed

Skoda has released initial details and a video of its upcoming Kodiaq large SUV, featuring a new surround camera system, claimed best-in-class luggage capacity, and the availability of seven seats...

Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration

Skoda's hot sub-brand could be extended to include Superb RS and Kodiaq RS models in the coming years. Bernhard Maier, Skoda's CEO, told AutoExpress recently that the Czech marque believes that there's “serious potential” for performance versions of the brand's largest models, the Superb and soon-to-be-revealed Kodiaq...