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Prices and specs revealed for new Skoda Kodiaq

The new Kodiaq SUV will be priced from £21,495 (OTR) when order books open next month, Skoda has revealed.

Skoda Kodiaq

The Skoda Kodiaq will be available in 24 different variants when order books open in November

Starting first deliveries from April 2017, the Kodiaq will be available from launch in four trim levels, five engine options, two and four-wheel drive, and a choice of manual or DSG gearboxes as well as the option of seven seats.

Engine line-up will cover three petrols and two diesels, with customers able to choose between two or four-wheel drive and manual or DSG transmissions. All engines feature Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a thermo-management system to help reduce fuel consumption.

Diesels cover two 2.0 TDI units with outputs of 148 and 187bhp units. The lower powered model version can be specified with a manual 4×4 transmission, two-wheel drive DSG and 4×4 DSG, while the 187bhp unit is fitted with a seven-speed DSG 4×4 transmission only.

The petrol line-up consists of two 1.4 TSI units, offering 123bhp plus a 148bhp unit with ACT (Active Cylinder Technology). The former is available in two-wheel drive manual form only, while the 148bhp version can be specified with a manual 4×4 transmission, two-wheel drive DSG and 4×4 DSG.

At the top of the range sits a 187bhp 2.0 TSI petrol with a seven-speed DSG 4×4 transmission.

Trim levels cover the familiar S, SE and SE L designations along with a new Edition grade to mark the launch of the brand’s first ever seven-seater SUV.

The S model – only offered with the entry-level petrol and available with five seats – brings standard kit that includes LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, the SmartLink smartphone connectivity system, leather multifunction steering wheel and manual air-conditioning. Also included are Front Assist, KESSY Go, the Swing touchscreen infotainment system and DAB digital radio.

Priced £22,945 (OTR), SE models bring 18-inch alloy wheels, sunset glass, cruise control and rear parking sensors, along with a Bolero touchscreen infotainment system with eight-inch display, dual-zone climate control, rain and light sensors and auto-dimming rear view mirrors. Seven seats are available as a £1,000 option in SE trim.

SE L models start from £28,595 (OTR) and bring seven seats as standard along with powered tailgate, 19-inch alloy wheels and Columbus navigation system with WiFi. Drive Mode Select, Alcantara upholstery, heated front seats and full LED headlights are also included as standard.

Topping the range from launch is a new Edition trim grade, priced from £30,695 (OTR) and also bringing seven seats as standard along with 19-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, metallic paint and chrome roof rails. Technology features include Lane Assist, High Beam Assist, wireless charging and phone box, and Blind spot detection.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.