Driving report: skoda kodiaq 2.0 tdi

Driving report: skoda kodiaq 2.0 tdi

After years of growing success, it is hard to believe, but kia sportage, hyundai tucson, range rover evoque and all other conventional suspects in the segment of the slightly coarse suv will still achieve whopping growth rates. Volkswagen came amazingly spat with appropriate models, but was all the more successful. And only now, the group allows its favorable subsidiaries to enter the competition against the in-house vw tiguan or the audi q3: seat brought out the ateca only a few months ago – and now skoda the kodiaq. However, the czechs have proven with compact yeti for years, how well they can be suv. Almost 17.500 yeti were re-admitted nationwide from january to october 2016 – more than, for example, bmw from the x3 or jeep with all series of series.

Little spectacular

The aub design is not necessarily an eyecatcher, but fits into the segment. Also inside you will find little spectacular: a coarse creation screen in the center of the cockpit, the intuitively operable menu, well-readable round instruments with a digital display in between, coarse comfortable seats also in the second row, which is also displaceable by 18 centimeters. If necessary, a third series of emergency seats can be ordered. The cargo space also measures 270 liters even with three rows of seats, as a five-seater 720 liters and with a folded back seat back up to 2065 liters. As a towing vehicle, the kodiaq moves up to 2.5 tons.

With its amounts of 4697 mm in the long, 1882 mm in width and 1676 mm high including roof rail, the kodiaq is only slightly later than the octavia combi derived from the golf, but is significantly gross and massive. The more amazing, with what precision and ease he manovrises itself in city traffic manovring. The steering works very precise and steering corrections are rarely necessary. The chassis builds every roadway unevenly skilfully, the malposition can be set with the optional "driving mode select" over several steps between taut and comfortable. Also steering, gas acceptance and the 7-speed double clutch transmission are influenced accordingly.

Two diesel and three gasoline engines offers skoda to the model start in the spring 2017. The two-liter diesel is available with 110 kw / 150 hp or with 140 kw / 190 hp and already with the small is the kodiaq completely sufficiently motorized.