Škoda Kodiaq

The first information that Škoda Auto was preparing a larger crossover than the Škoda Yeti appeared at the beginning of 2011. Two years later, the first details began to appear about a possible platform, planned power units, and the expected name of the model was announced – Snowman. The exterior body panels were reminiscent of the Yeti, but the car was much larger. At the very end of this year, additional technical details appeared, the exact dates of the upcoming premieres were announced, and a new possible name was announced for the first time – Kodiak, in honor of the subspecies of the brown bear of the same name that lives on the American island of Kodiak off the coast of Alaska.

At the beginning of February 2016, Škoda Auto officially presented sketches of the Škoda VisionS concept car, which was called the direct forerunner of the future production crossover. A few weeks later, the hybrid VisionS was shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show. Approximate dates for the start of sales in different markets were announced, and it was stated that the serial crossover will receive primarily gasoline and diesel engines. The pre-production crossover, under the name A-Plus, was presented on April 12, 2016 in Mladá Boleslav, during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Škoda Auto’s entry into the Volkswagen Group, with the participation of Czech Prime Minister Boguslav Sobotka and Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müllerrude. At the same time, it was announced that the new product was based on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, the model would be called Kodiaq, by this time 47 prototypes had already passed more than 700 thousand km in tests, production of the crossover would begin in the fall at the plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, immediately after the worldwide presentation of the model, and European sales are scheduled for the end of the year.

Assembly: Nizhniy Novgorod

Years of production: 2016—

Length: 4697 mm

Width: 1882 mm

Height: 1676 mm

Engine: 4 cylinders; 1984 cc

Power: 182 HP

Max speed: 205 km/h

Weight: 1821 kg

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