Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TSI 4×4: try the next big SUV!

Seldom has caused as much sensation as the new Skoda Kodiaq. The next big SUV arrives in early 2017 to be confirmed as the surprise of the year: a Tiguan XL 7 seats.

We tested the new Skoda 2.0 TSI 4x4 Kodiaq

We tested the new Skoda 2.0 TSI 4x4 Kodiaq

We tested the new Skoda 2.0 TSI 4x4 Kodiaq

We tested the new Skoda 2.0 TSI 4x4 Kodiaq

At last We could try the new Skoda Kodiaq, a large SUV that takes months creating great excitement. We had previously been able to go up to him in his last pre-production versions even camouflage suit. And we had also attended her first static presentation where, incidentally, clearly we check one of its greatest attributes: exceptional interior space. The latter was all prices (See this link) and now the time has come at last back to drive the Skoda Kodiaq, but already the definitive, the production. And we find that also moves really well.

Skoda KodiaqThe perceived differences between this wheel New Skoda Kodiaq and and consolidated "brothers" Ateca Seat and Volkwagen Tiguan are, not surprisingly, quite small. The three They start from the same modular platform MQB known Volkswagen Group, but, as we said, the abundance of space is clearly leading this new Kodiaq that feels like a higher segment. And indeed, it is but its architecture is the same.

With a length of almost 4.70 meters, the Skoda Kodiaq protrudes from the compact SUV category. Ateca Seat and VW Tiguan are about 30 and 20 centimeters shorter ... and Volkswagen Touareg, to give us an idea, it is just 10 centimeters longer. True, a compact SUV is so much else today, and so is his Capacity: up to 650 liters of luggage, can reach a maximum of 2065 liters by folding seats. Brutal. But also true that, at the wheel, if you feel like Skoda Kodiaq a compact SUV. And the good.

Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TSI 4x4: up

Great as in space and driving, and we got to Skoda Kodiaq in its version this time 2.0 TSI 180 hp, which will reach the market always accompanied by the Total automatic traction and Automatic dual-clutch DSG. Announces a weight of something less than 1.7 tonnes, which is not bad for its size, and we found above the DCC chassis with adjustable damping that already in position Comfort and Normal, It offers a high quality tread: Large car, high performance. This element complements Snow program that add the Kodiaq 4x4 and the driving mode selector can always include the SUV and lets you select from styles Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual to vary the engine management, transmission, air conditioning or address.

The new Skoda Kodiaq driving so easy, your address is accurate at all times and offers very good traction, even in variants that we could test without all-wheel drive, but always include XDS differential that distributes torque between different wheels. Even forcing curved braces, and despite much volume, Kodiaq Skoda car proves to be slipping fast.

Picture Skoda KodiaqKodiaq Skoda 2.0 TSI 4x4: Performance

Perhaps to make some critical positions, it could demand better performance Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TSI engine with 180 hp. With your weight, you get a correct acceleration 0 to 100 km / h in 8 seconds, which it is not bad, but sometimes requires great demands acceleration and although announces about 7.3 l / 100 km consumption, rarely will see him off at practice 8 l / 100 km on average. The engine, though, is a delight, is soft and little babbling and works seamlessly with an automatic DSG which is always very fast.

But if you want to lower consumption or even a competitive price, for that will exist in the market Kodiaq Skoda 2.0 TDI engine with 150 hp or in gasoline 1.4 TSI 125 and 150 hp. Because if the Skoda Kodiaq and Announces access price of 22,000 euros, this release 2.0 TSI 180 hp, automatic and 4x4 has a list price of 38,640 euros, without discount. Yes, it will remain in Spain cheaper than a VW Tiguan with same engine, 4MOTION and DSG ... and we must not forget that the Kodiaq Skoda SUV is a larger, more spacious and even with 7 seats.

Because the Skoda Kodiaq completes its offer with an interior littered with cheap solutions, but very intelligent, as a umbrella inside each front door, protection prevents damage doors to open it against a wall or next to a car or Flashlight with Magnet if one day you need emergency light. Inside it is also pleasant to the touch, offers a large touch screen and view many models of the Volkswagen Group to access numerous functions, and always ensures connectivity thanks to its compatibility with Carplay Apple or Android Auto. Also it offers some optional infotainment system higher (which it will cost more than 1,500 euros) And complete assists driving, including a jam assistant, a support system to the trailer and other active aids they are counted. The Kodiaq come and to open new doors for Skoda. And everything suggests that it will get ...

Motor1.984 cm3 / 4 cylinders
PowerCV 180 from 4,000rpm
maximum torque32.7 mkg from 1,500 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km / h8.0 s
Maximum speed207 km / h
average consumption7.3 l / 100 km
Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT4.70 x 1.88 x 1.68 m
Trunk650 l
Price38,640 €

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