Continued: 10 things you don’t know about Skoda Kodiaq

Here are five more things that you do not know about the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq

Smart features

The Kodiaq, apart from getting advanced features will also get a few smart features that will make it unique in the segment. The smartest of all is the automatic door edge protectors. A plastic cladding automatic takes the position on the edge of the door when the door is opened, hence, protecting the paint of the door.

The Kodiaq also gets umbrella holders in the front two doors, similar to the Superb. The car will feature emergency SOS system that automatically informs the emergency services after an accident. The headrests are designed in a way that your head does not roll off them and called as “Sleeping headrests”. Skoda will also offer smart connect service, which is an app based service and lets the users track the vehicle’s status from smartphone itself.

Launch this year

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Skoda has confirmed that the Kodiaq will be launched in the last quarter of this year, which means the vehicle may come in one of the months from October to December. Skoda will open the bookings before the launch of the vehicle and we shall update you with the same. It will be Skoda’s last launch in India this year.

Skoda’s most expensive vehicle in India

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The Kodiaq is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs. 30 lakh making it the most expensive Skoda vehicle in India. Currently, the Superb is the most expensive vehicle from the Skoda stable. The Czech auto maker is also planning to launch the Skoda Octavia vRS but the price of the vRS is expected to remain lower than the top-end Kodiaq variant in India.

No 4X4 transfer case but off-road friendly

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The Kodiaq misses out on the 4X4 transfer case but gets the off-roading capability. The SUV gets various assists like hill-hold, hill descent features that make the off-roading easy. Also, the Kodiaq comes with an off-road mode that changes the car behaves and becomes more responsive to dirt trails and slippery surfaces. The Kodiaq gets 23.1-degree departure and approach angle, that makes it easier for the vehicle to climb on difficult terrains. The 19.7-degree ramp angle and 194mm ground clearance also make it easier for the vehicle to glide over rough surfaces.

Class leading space

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The Kodiaq is said to offer class-leading space in the segment. The vehicle offers 2,791 mm of wheelbase, which is higher than the Toyota Fortuner. The rear boot space with the last row folded down is 630-litres, which is class-leading in the segment. With the second row down, the space increases to humongous 2,005-litres.