Do Skoda Produce a Seven Seat SUV?
Over the past few years Skoda have been improving and building on their SUV line-up with the introduction of the Kodiaq. The Kodiaq has proven to be a success by winning prestigious awards such as the What Car? Large SUV Of The Year 2017. Alongside this the Kodiaq has played a helping hand in Skoda reaching their all-time record sales figures with demand for their SUVs now stronger than ever.
When it was first launched the Skoda Kodiaq raised a few eyebrows, especially when they saw the reasonable starting price. It’s actually the first ever seven seater car that Skoda have manufactured and thus being their first ever ‘large’ SUV.
Without further ado then let’s take you through some of the best bits of the Kodiaq so you can decide which one is most suited to your lifestyle.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine capable of 148bhp is the most popular option for buyers as it’s powerful enough to lug around seven people without a fuss. If you’re looking for something that will still happily overtake or tow a caravan then Skoda do offer a Kodiaq with a 188bhp version of the same 2.0-litre diesel engine. If efficiency is more your bag then you can opt for the 123bhp 1.4 petrol engine which copes surprisingly well providing you are not expecting much from it when you stamp your foot on the throttle. Efficient longer distances are welcomed by the slightly more powerful 148bhp 1.4 petrol as it never seems to feel underpowered and will proves to be relatively frugal on the road. The quickest option of them all if the 2.0 TSI petrol but it tends to be a rare sight on Britain’s roads due to its lack of efficiency and sizeable price tag.
The ride of the Kodiaq is made comfortable by the support of a standard passive suspension that exceeds expectations. For an even better ride you can opt for the adaptive suspension (which Skoda call Dynamic Chassis Control) that allows you to stiffen or soften the suspension from the touch of a button. Comfort mode for example will deal effortlessly with some of the UKs most battle hardened roads at even the highest speeds.
Skoda Kodiaq Driving Position and Interior
Being a big SUV the driving position is imperious, as you’d expect, sitting nice and high so you can look on over mere mortals in their hatchbacks and smaller SUVs. There’s plenty of adjustment in the steering wheel and the seat so you can set things to your liking. Other pluses inside include: the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes as standard across all trims apart from the entry-level S; superior build quality with soft touch materials and damped buttons and switches; and all models come with a fine quality leather steering wheel.
As it’s a ‘large’ SUV it’s highly unlikely you’ll have issues with feeling cramped in the Kodiaq. Head room comes in abundance and the front seats have enough room to slide back to accommodate people with long legs. In the rear you can opt for five or seven seats depending on which trim you go for. Five seat models allow for an enormous boot while the seven seater boot can accommodate for the same amount of space with the rear seats stowed away.
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