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ŠKODA AUTO India launches the All-New KODIAQ: Sporty appearance, crystalline design, class-leading safety, and a host of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions

MUMBAI, (R-L) :– Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, SKODA Auto India and Klaus-Dieter Schürmann, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance, in Mumbai - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORKMUMBAI, (R-L) :– Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, SKODA Auto India and Klaus-Dieter Schürmann, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance, in Mumbai - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK
MUMBAI, (L-R): – Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, SKODA Auto India and Klaus-Dieter Schürmann, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance and Milan Hovorka Czec Republic ambassador to India, in Mumbai - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK

MUMBAI, (L-R): – Ashutosh Dixit, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, SKODA Auto India and Klaus-Dieter Schürmann, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance and Milan Hovorka Czec Republic ambassador to India, in Mumbai – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK

›   The KODIAQ will be introduced at an attractive Ex-showroom (All India) price of INR 34.49/- lakhs

›   ŠKODA’s first 7 – seater SUV marks the beginning of its SUV campaign in India

›   Powerful & efficient 2.0 TDI diesel engine (150 PS), 4×4  all-wheel drive system, 7-speed DSG gearbox (DQ-500 7A), fuel efficiency of 16.25 km/L

›   9 airbags, ESC, MKB coupled with smart assistance systems make it one of the safest SUVs

›   State-of-the-art infotainment systems and new connectivity solutions

›   Spacious interiors, largest boot within its class with a volume of up to 2,005 L

›   Versatile, functional and practical with a host of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions

MUMBAI, 4 october,  2017 (GPN) : The ŠKODA KODIAQ marks the beginning of ŠKODA’s SUV campaign in India. The All-New KODIAQ will be introduced at an Ex-Showroom (All India) price of INR 34.49 Lakhs. The KODIAQ will follow ŠKODA India’s price philosophy of ‘One Nation. One Price’. ​With a length of 4.70 m, the seven seat configuration and the largest boot within its class, the ŠKODA KODIAQ represents the brand’s strengths: a design that is full of character, extraordinary interior space, practical intelligence and innovative technology that can be found in vehicles from higher segments. The KODIAQ will go on sale at exclusive ŠKODA showrooms and will be available in 4 attractive colors of Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Moon White and Magic Black.

‘India is one of the most promising economies with a dynamically evolving automotive industry. This market will be of significant importance in ŠKODA’s global growth strategy. The ŠKODA KODIAQ is at the forefront of ŠKODA’s SUV campaign and marks the beginning of our SUV strategy in India. With the KODIAQ we will enter a new segment and customer groups for the brand.”said ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance Klaus-Dieter Schürmann.

“The ŠKODA KODIAQ is versatile and offers everything our brand promises: features which are premium and innovative even for SUVs in higher segments. The KODIAQ delivers performance, comfort, safety, best in next-gen technology and real value for money for the ever evolving and discerning Indian customers’ need. I am sure that the KODIAQ will be a breakthrough product and will be the compelling choice for the new generation Indian.” Added Mr. Ashutosh Dixit – Director: Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India.

Design – A reflection of its powerful character

The ŠKODA KODIAQ is impressive: the wide, three-dimensional radiator grille is striking, with its own character. In combination with the narrow raked headlights which flow seamlessly into the radiator grille, with full-LED technology for the first time, the brand’s first large SUV is an unmistakable presence on the road. The side and rear views are also crisp: the doors are athletically shaped and the tailgate is expressively sculpted. The split rear lights with LED technology shine in the ŠKODA-typical C-shape. In the side view, the long wheelbase and short overhangs point to the large interior. The angular wheel arches form a key element of ŠKODA’s SUV design language. With its dimensions, the ŠKODA KODIAQ is at the upper end of its segment. It is 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and 1,676 mm tall (including roof rails); its wheelbase measures 2,791 mm. For the body, a combination of hot-stamped metal sheets forms the ultra-strong backbone. Torsional stiffness, manufacturing precision, drive comfort and crash safety are also superior. Thanks to its highly aerodynamic finesse, the large SUV achieves a cw value of just 0.336.

Interiors – Premium and plush: The KODIAQ offers extraordinary interior space. The interior length is 1,949 mm; elbow room is 1,527 mm in the front and 1,510 mm in the rear. Head room is 1,020 mm in the front and 1,014mm in the rear. The interior is characterized by bold vertical elements, such as the four large air vents. The high-quality workmanship and ergonomically placed functions are typical of ŠKODA. The large circular instruments have a precise and clear design. The three-zone Climatronic, which has its own control panel for the rear seats, is another feature often found in higher segments only. In addition, numerous comfort features are available for the front and rear seats. The front seats can be adjusted electrically and includes a memory function. The ŠKODA KODIAQ’s rear seats are extremely versatile: they can be folded in the ratio 40:20:40, can be adjusted by 18 cm to ensure optimum space for passengers in the 2nd and 3rd row, the angle of the backrest is also individually adjustable.

Engines and Transmission: The 2.0 TDI generates 110 kW (150 PS) and 340 Nm. On average, the engine returns a fuel efficiency of 16.25km/L. The KODIAQ accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10.1 s and reaches a top speed of up to 192 km/h. (The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DQ-500 7A) is a variant that has been designed for powerful engines with a torque of up to 600 Nm). The DSG transmission is a very compact construction and enables quick and comfortable gear changing. The all-wheel-drive system with electronic control delivers a big increase in traction, stability and driving safety. The all-wheel drive has an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch which allows the KODIAQ to venture off-road. The control unit constantly calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle; loss of traction is virtually eliminated due to a control system that is dependent on driving status. When the KODIAQ is cruising the power is transmitted to the front axle, thus increasing the fuel efficiency.

Safety, Comfort and Convenience: 9 airbags in the KODIAQ come as standard reiterating ŠKODA’s strong emphasis on safety and remains the segment benchmark. The KODIAQ’s state-of-the-art handsfree parkingminimizes the hassle of parking in tight spots by automatically selecting an appropriate parking place in a row of parallel or perpendicularly parked vehicles. When parallel parking, it only needs a space 60 cm longer than the car itself. In today’s crowded cities and space-starved streets, hands-free parking is a blessing indeed. In addition, the car is equipped with other safety features such as iBuzz Fatigue Alert which detects signs of fatigue in the driver and prompts the driver to take a break. In case of an accident, the Multi-Collision Brake, which comes as standard, prevents any further uncontrolled movement of the ŠKODA KODIAQ. The KODIAQ opens up new vistas with the electrically-adjustablepanoramic sunroof, which enhances the feeling of space.

The components of the MacPherson front struts consist of steel; the steel four-link rear axle absorbs the longitudinal and transverse forces separately. The power steering, using an efficient electro-mechanical drive, ensures exact contact with the road and works in close harmony with several assistance systems in the ŠKODA KODIAQ. The large SUV from ŠKODA comes equipped with Trinity 18-inch wheels. The brakes – with large ventilated brake discs at the front – are strong and stable. When cornering quickly, the electronic differential lock XDS+, which is a function of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), makes handling even smoother and safer. ŠKODA has also introduced Driving Mode Select function in the KODIAQ. It allows the driver to adjust the operation of the engine and DSG management, power steering, air conditioning and other systems in Normal, Eco, Sport, snow and Individual modes.

The Amundsen music and infotainment system in the ŠKODA KODIAQ represents the latest technology. It works quickly, offers state-of-the-art functions and interfaces, features capacitive touch display in a glass design – it reacts to the touch of a finger and not just to pressure. The basic functions are easy to operate using physical buttons and control dials. For the first time, the SmartLink all-in-one app also integrates SmartGate in the new ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV – alongside Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink™ standards. The premium Canton Sound system features 10 speakers, including subwoofer, and has a power output of 575 watts. The KODIAQ also features a Digital Voice Enhancement feature which uses the infotainment system to transmit the voice from the drivers position to passengers in the seat.

The ‘Simply Clever’ features available in the ŠKODA KODIAQ are further proof that ŠKODA always offers a little bit ‘more car’ for your money – practical and convenient assistance in everyday life which is typical of the brand. These include, for example, door-edge protection: thanks to preloaded springs, this deploys automatically when opening the car door and prevents the metal edge of the door from coming into contact with a garage wall or an adjacent car. When shutting the door, the trim folds itself back in. This ‘Simply Clever’ feature thereby prevents bumps and scratches to your own car, as well as neighboring vehicles. For the first time in a ŠKODA, the Power Nap Package and removable boot torch are made available. With a volume of 270 to 2,005 L (with the rear seats folded down), the ŠKODA KODIAQ offers the largest boot within its class. In addition, thevirtual pedal enables contact-free access and it’s available exclusively with the electrically-controlled 5th door and KESSY (Keyless Entry, Start and stop button).

Electrically-controlled 5thdoor opens and closes at the mere touch of a button on the remote control and driver door. You can also adjust the upper door position to suit your needs. There is a button for closing the 5th door directly on the door, too. And lastly, just like every

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Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

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