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Skoda Kodiaq teased again…

The new Skoda Kodiaq SUV has been teased again sans camouflage ahead of its global reveal on September 1 in Germany.

SKODA HAS BEEN drip-feeding the world’s motoring press images of its Kodiaq SUV for months now. It even ran a camouflaged one in the recent Tour de France.

Now the Volkswagen Group brand has revealed elements of its new SUV ahead of its world premiere on 1 September in Germany. The statement accompanying the images read: “The ŠKODA KODIAQ aims to impress: the wide, three-dimensional radiator grille gives the KODIAQ a striking presence. In combination with the narrow, raked headlights, which are available with full-LED technology for the first time, the brand’s first large SUV will be instantly recognisable on the road. The side and rear views are also sharp: the doors are athletically shaped and the tailgate is expressively sculptured. The rear lights, with LED technology as standard, shine in the typical ŠKODA C-shape”.

Skoda has already said the Kodiaq will be available with the Group’s latest driver assistance features, including Area View which uses surround-view cameras with wide-angle lenses at the front and the rear as well as in the wing mirrors to display various views of the car’s immediate surroundings on the in-car monitor. Tow Assist takes over steering when reversing slowly. Additionally, while reversing, the new Manoeuvre Assist will brake as soon as an obstacle is detected behind the vehicle.

The Kodiaq, according to Skoda will be able to transport items up to 2.9 metres long (which is great, if like me you’re building a retaining wall and need to collect 2.4m long sleepers from the hardware store). The boot space will be 720 litres with the rear seats in place and grow to 2065 litres with them down.

The system hasn’t been confirmed for Australia yet, but the Kodiaq will also be available with Skoda’s Care Connect with one feature being the ability to automatically call emergency services if, say, an airbag is activated. Obviously, this will only work if the vehicle is connected to a smartphone. It’s similar to the function in Ford’s SYNC system which places a call to emergency services in the even of a collision.

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Isaac Bober

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