KODIAQ among the legends
The modernised SUV was introduced to journalists in the French Alps
he famous mountain resort town of Megève, located below the highest alpine peak, Mont Blanc, welcomed journalists from all over the world at the end of June to get them acquainted with the rejuvenated ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV. Test routes included the winding mountain roads and the highway, and for the 4 × 4 models, there was even an attractive off-road section. Participants had all the available trim variants at their disposal, including the L&K luxury version and the RS sports version with a 2.0 TSI EVO generation petrol engine with an output of 180 W. They were able to get perfectly acquainted with the new version of the SUV, which features a modified look, especially in the car’s front, Matrix-LED headlights, top ergonomic front seats with ventilation and massage function or a new rear spoiler on the fifth door. The event, which was organised by GKP - Product Communications, was also attended by CEO Thomas Schäfer and Martin Jahn, Board Member for Sales and Marketing. The latter also tested the KODIAQ's long-standing predecessor, the TREKKA off-road vehicle, in the Alps (watch the video here).
journalists took part in a dynamic presentation in Megève.
KODIAQ cars in all the available trim variants were available there.
The new KODIAQ captivated the media, and especially its top RS sports version attracted significant attention. “The fastest KODIAQ is now an emotionally different car. It changes direction more joyfully and feels lighter. The numbers confirm this, since the petrol engine is 60 kg lighter than the TDI. Thanks to the lower torque, it was possible to use a different dual-clutch transmission, which, together with the new gear housing, saved another 5 kg. This is definitely reflected in the willingness of the front to make turns”, was how the auto.idnes.cz server praised the model. The German autogazette.de outlet evaluated the car’s range of assistance systems. “You can expect both maximum sportiness and safety from the new KODIAQ RS”, it noted. The biggest ŠKODA SUV is popular, for example, on the Slovenian market, so the rejuvenated version was of interest to the local avto.finance.si server: “To test off-road capabilities and all-wheel drive, we went to the top of the Megève ski resort. The KODIAQ managed the steep gravel road without any problems. And although one of the wheels rose into the air when crossing the drainage canals, stream and ditches, the electronics took care of everything when the off-road mode was switched on.” ED
Start of production
Serial production of the rejuvenated KODIAQ model began in Kvasiny on 18 June with the presence of Michael Oeljeklaus, Board Member for Production and Logistics.
Complete details of the new SUV version can be found here.