Following final month’s preview, Skoda has formally unveiled the Kodiaq GT crossover in Shanghai, China.
Skoda’s first SUV coupe has made its maiden public look on the Czech stand of the China Worldwide Import Expo 2018. In the meantime, the brand new mannequin’s auto present debut will happen later this month in Guangzhou (November 16-25), and up till now, Skoda confirmed solely exterior photographs of the 4.63-m (182.3-in) lengthy Kodiaq GT.
There was just one design sketch of the cabin, though normally you may’t actually belief official renderings to supply an correct preview of the actual automotive.
On this case nonetheless, the sketch was fairly near actuality. The primary inside pictures of the Skoda GT reveal a sporty-flavored cabin dominated by a pair of sports activities seats with built-in headrests. The seating space and the backrest characteristic perforated leather-based, whereas the remainder of the seat will get regular leather-based.
One other inside spotlight is the flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in the identical materials. It seems much like the Kodiaq RS‘s wheel nevertheless it lacks the purple stitching and vRS brand. Apparently, it doesn’t get paddle shifters both, although it’s clear that the photographs present a DSG-equipped mannequin. Possibly the paddles are an non-obligatory characteristic in China.
The dashboard is clearly the identical one from the common Kodiaq SUV, with the GT mannequin getting the Digital Cockpit gauge cluster and an enormous central touchscreen show. The infotainment system’s connectivity options embrace Wi-Fi entry, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Baidu’s Carlife.
As a reminder, the Kodiaq GT gives two 2.0-liter TSI engines in China with 186 PS (183 hp) and 220 PS (217 hp), respectively. The entry-level unit comes with front-wheel drive whereas the extra highly effective one brings all-wheel drive and a seven-speed DSG transmission as customary.
The Kodiaq GT is a part of a China-focused SUV marketing campaign that started with the introduction of the Kodiaq in 2017. The smaller Kamiq and Karoq fashions adopted within the first half of 2018.
With the Kodiaq GT’s launch because the vary’s flagship, the Asian nation would be the first market on the planet the place Skoda may have 4 totally different SUVs on sale.