2017 Skoda Kodiaq front
You need a Škoda Kodiaq. Your neighbor needs a Škoda Kodiaq. I need a Škoda Kodiaq. Naturally, all of us need Škoda Kodiaqs, as a result of the grass is all the time greener on the opposite aspect.

However what if the Kodiaq wasn’t solely obtainable on the opposite aspect of the Atlantic? What if persistent discuss of a possible North American Škoda return resulted in a Kodiaq on sale at a seller close to you? How cheap would the Kodiaq have to be to ensure that your persistent want for unobtanium flip in to an actual buying determination?

Škoda would probably cost within the neighborhood of USD $24,995 if the Kodiaq, set to go on sale throughout the pond in April 2017, made its option to the USA.

Admittedly, the 2017 Kodiaq’s on-the-road £21,495 base worth equals $26,400, however a easy alternate calculation isn’t an correct predictor of latest car costs.2017 Skoda Kodiaq rearThe Kodiaq, Škoda’s elongated model of the next-generation Tiguan constructed by its Volkswagen company overlords, will high out at £34,895 with a 190-horsepower 2.0-liter diesel, a DSG, and all-wheel drive in top-spec Version trim. If Škoda wished to promote the Kodiaq in North America, the 180-horsepower 2.0-liter TSI with the DSG and all-wheel drive could be extra becoming. That Kodiaq is priced from £31,445 within the UK, nevertheless it’s not obtainable in any of the three lower-trim ranges; solely the highest two.

A mid-grade Kodiaq with all-wheel drive and 7 seats at £27,745 seems to be a extra acceptable goal for North American worth comparability. That’s roughly 3 p.c lower than the bottom worth of a 5-door Volkswagen Golf GTI, or roughly $25,000 in the USA. That’s about $4,000 lower than the least costly all-wheel-drive Kia Sorento (supply included), which doesn’t embody seven seats or both of the Sorento’s upgraded engines. With all-wheel drive and the $940 third row choice, the 2016 Nissan Rogue prices $27,970 together with charges. 2016 Skoda Yeti 4x4Again to base costs, the Kodiaq’s £21,495 base worth makes the Škoda £900 less expensive than the least costly Nissan X-Path, Nissan’s equal to North America’s Rogue. Translated to U.S. phrases, this may end in an fees-included $23,250 Kodiaq worth, undercutting the Honda CR-V — America’s best-selling utility car — by $1,495.

Škoda, Volkswagen’s Czech funds model, reported file world new car gross sales quantity of 1,055,500 items in calendar 12 months 2015, producing barely greater than one-quarter of that quantity in China.

Škoda’s speedy development — European gross sales have tripled since 2000 — has occurred regardless of an absence of SUVs. Previous to the Kodiaq’s arrival, the closest factor in Škoda’s lineup to an SUV is the MPV-ish Yeti Outside.

Timothy Cain is the founding father of GoodCarBadCar.web, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto gross sales figures. Comply with on Twitter @goodcarbadcar and on Fb.


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