Skoda has entered the large boys’ league with their all-new seven-seater premium SUV, the Kodiaq. Named after a breed of untamed bears, the Kodiaq takes a quite civilised course of design in a phase that prefers chest-thumping machos. However then it doesn’t restrict itself to solely that, it goes forward and pits itself towards the entry-level luxurious crossover SUVs as nicely. So right here is the way it goes.
That is the very best promoting full-size within the Indian automobile market. The Kodiaq has to go towards this behemoth that has dug its roots deep. However while you pit them face to face, the Kodiaq is far more refined, elegant and so much higher to drive than the Fortuner. However then, the Fortuner with its old-school body-on-frame development is far more rugged and has much more off-road functionality.
The Ford Endeavour is so much just like the Fortuner. However it’s extra refined, highly effective and extra succesful off-road than the Fortuner. However with regards to the stylish interiors and options and gear for occupants, the Skoda Kodiaq beats even the Endeavour honest and sq.. Although the Kodiaq’s powertrain is just not at the same time as highly effective because the Fortuner, it is going to be sooner off the blocks than each of them due to its decrease kerb weight.
The Audi Q3 is the one of many first German luxurious SUVs within the entry-level luxurious phase. It’s elegant, a bit brawny and supremely environment friendly. The Kodiaq relies on the identical MQB platform because the Q3 and will get the identical 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine however within the 150bhp state of tune. The inside and high quality of the Skoda is at par with the Q3 and may even outdo the German in some elements. It’s priced under the top-spec Q3 in India and comes with two extra seats.
Whereas the first-gen X1 was extra of a crossover, the present X1 has moved to the SUV finish of design. The Skoda Kodiaq is larger than the brand new X1 as nicely and with the panoramic sunroof, the sleeping bundle, the dialog extender and all of the sensible little touches, it’s higher than a BMW. Additionally, the Skoda Kodiaq is available in at a value decrease than the X1.
That is the smallest of the posh crossover SUVs and has been Mercedes’ providing within the compact luxurious SUV phase. The Skoda Kodiaq outdoes the GLA in virtually each facet. The Skoda Kodiaq has the potential to be a large killer and it was all in regards to the pricing for it to succeed. Skoda has priced the Kodiaq nicely, however solely while you examine it to the posh manufacturers. However for the phase that folks understand the Kodiaq as belonging to, the worth appears to a tad steep.