Skoda's new Kodiaq SUV
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Functionality and form
Skoda has unveiled sketches of its new large SUV, the Kodiaq, which could be launched by the end of the year.
However it is unlikely to be available on the New Zealand market until next year at the earliest.
The new SUV is the same length as the existing Volkswagen Touarag, and is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show later this year.
Skoda's head of design, Jozef Kaban, said it would be exceptionally spacious though with compact external dimensions.
“It is exceptionally spacious and with compact external dimensions, it delivers the best overall package in its class. It is also robust, suits all types of terrain and offers the best flexibility and functionality.
We wanted to visualise this in the exterior design as well as the interior. Form and functionality are therefore in harmony in the Skoda Kodiaq.”
He said the sketches show the lines of the new model are clear, precise and sharp, with the highly recessed shoulder line highlighting the large vehicles robust character.
The new model sits on the Skoda parent company Volkswagen's new MQB platform.