Motivated by the growing success of the Yeti, Skoda is
undertaking the production of another SUV model. The Czech
based subsidiary of VW is still keeping most details of this
SUV a closely guarded secret including the name but
reliable sources indicate that it will carry the Kodiaq
nametag. In the previous period speculated with the name
Snowman, but the Skoda confirmed Kodiaq as the name of
their future SUV.
2016 Skoda Kodiaq Exterior
The all new 2016 Skoda Kodiaq will be based on the
Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. It will be slightly bigger
than the Yeti. Actually, the Kodiaq is currently being tested
on the streets but disguised in a Yeti body.
Since there are no official photos or spy shots, our engineers
have come up with a rendering based on the information we have.
As with the other Skoda models, the Snowman will feature the
unique Skoda grille at the front fascia. The grille will be
flanked by angular designed headlights which come with
projector units. There will also be fog lights integrated lower
on the bumper. It will also feature a skid front plate.
At the back, the taillights also feature an angular shape.
There is also a roof spoiler, rear skid plates with a silver
finish and dual exhaust pipes. The side profile will feature
muscular arches and a shoulder line that connects headlights
and taillights. The 2016 Skoda Kodiaq will ride on 17-inch
We will give more updates when we have a spy shot of the actual
model or in case the automaker releases information about the
2016 Skoda Kodiaq Interior
The new 2016 Skoda Kodiaq will be offered in two trim levels.
The base model will have a 7-passenger seating arrangement
while the other trim will feature a five-seat arrangement.
Since it is a family hauler, the SUV will feature a cabin that
is comfortable and convenient.
Rumor has it that the Skoda Snowman 2016 will borrow most of
its interior styling from the VW Toureg. According to our
sources, the cabin will be spacious with plenty of head and
legroom. Its seats will be upholstered with quality leather
with a possibility of heated front seats.
The vehicle will also have various technologies and safety
features. It will have a 5-inch colored touch-screen display,
an automatic climate control system, a rearview camera,
Smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and
Wi-Fi. It will also have a quality sound system. When it comes
to safety, Skoda has included a package of 8-airbags, ABS,
child lock and several driving aids.
Under the hood, the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq will be equipped with
two TSI gasoline drive-trains and a TDI diesel engine. The
first gasoline engine is a 1.4 L, TSI unit with the capability
to produce 150 hp.
The second TSI engine is a 2.0 L which ups output to 180 hp.
Switching gear to the diesel power-train, the model is equipped
with a 2.0 L, TDI unit that is capable of producing 184 hp.
Power will be channeled to the front wheels as standard but
there is an option for all-wheel-drive mode. Skoda is yet to
reveal other engine specifications such as fuel economy,
acceleration and top speed. We will update you immediately we
receive updates on the same.
Price and release date
The vehicle was largely expected to debut before the
half of the year but it is now rumored that the
Skoda Kodiaq will make its maiden debut in September on
Paris Motor Show, and will appear in the
showrooms early next year (2017). The vehicle price will
range between $ 24 000 and $ 30 000.