Škoda has confirmed final UK pricing and specifications for its second-generation Kodiaq SUV ahead of order books opening on 10 April, 2024.

The second-generation model builds on the considerable strengths of the original and adds a host of new features. The new Kodiaq will offer more space than ever before thanks to an even bigger 910 litre boot, a bold new interior concept that introduces Škoda’s innovative Smart Dials, plus a host of other new technologies and creature comforts. These include LED Matrix headlights and new Turn and Remote Park Assist.

Since its launch in 2016, the Kodiaq has become the benchmark large family SUV in its sector, combining seven-seater practicality with Škoda’s famed practicality and value. To date, more than 850,000 examples of the first-generation model have been delivered worldwide with the UK being the brand’s second-biggest market; more than 55,000 Kodiaq models have found homes with UK customers since its launch.

The new Kodiaq with be available with five drivetrain choices, including, for the first time ever, a plug-in hybrid drivetrain option with an all-electric driving range of more than 62 miles and rapid DC charging at speeds of up to 50kW. The PHEV drivetrain will be available with five-seater variants of both trim grades, and will open for order at a later date.

Customers will be able to choose between five- and seven-seater models, with two trim grades, SE and SE L available from launch. A new SportLine variant will join the line-up later in the year.

Kodiaq SE from £36,645 OTR
As customers have come to expect from Škoda, the new Kodiaq SE comes loaded with standard equipment including 18-inch Mazeno alloy wheels, LED front and rear lights, heated front seats and KESSY – keyless start/stop system. SE models come with Loft design selection as standard, along with a 13-inch satellite navigation touchscreen display, 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit and tri-zone climate control. The SE model also comes with a range of safety systems as standard, including Front Assist with braking reaction to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, Blind Spot Detection with door exit warning and Front Cross Traffic Assist. SE models can be specified with five or seven seat layouts with the latter adding a variable boot floor to the standard specification.

Kodiaq SE L from £40,205
SE L models build on the generous specification of the SE and add 19-inch Rapeto alloy wheels, LED Matrix headlights with AFS (adaptive front light system), AWL (all weather lighting system) and all-weather light with cornering function. SE L models also feature ecoSuite black design selection with perforated black artificial leather and real leather, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, electrically operated boot and keyless entry and start/stop system.

Exterior design
The all-new Kodiaq has been redesigned from the ground up, and introduces elements of  Škoda’s new Modern Solid design language, a revised Škoda logo and a wide air intake below the grille, framed by two air curtains and a hexagonal grille. The grille can be specified with a striking LED strip made up from 14 lighting elements between the headlamps.

Thanks to the gently sloped roofline aero-efficient rear bumper, spoiler and alloy wheels, the new Kodiaq enjoys a lower drag coefficient than its predecessor. In keeping with other Škoda SUVs, the new Kodiaq features a distinctive ‘four-eyed’ arrangement at the front with the uppermost headlights featuring LED Matrix technology. The new Flying Arrow shape of the light signature pays homage to the winged arrow famous from the brand’s logo. A new design element called Crystallinium representing the pinnacle of Škoda’s current design language, can be seen detailed inside the headlight.

At the rear of the new Kodiaq, the taillights are split into three sections, with a new C-shaped light signature wrapping around the tailgate and flowing into a light bar. The all-new Kodiaq will be offered in a variety of colours, including a brand-new Bronx Gold metallic.

Interior design
The second-generation Kodiaq adopts Škoda’s design selections approach that was first seen on the Enyaq. Both design selections (Loft for SE and ecoSuite for SE L) feature matching trims on the seat upholstery, door panels and decor to create a luxurious environment.

The new Kodiaq also features a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit, a 13-inch freestanding infotainment screen with satellite navigation and 15W wireless charging with cooling functionality for two smartphones. The all-new Kodiaq will be supplied exclusively with automatic transmission and a shift-by-wire gear selector that moves to the steering column, freeing up space in the central console area.

Three configurable Smart Dials allow occupants to control ventilation, volume, driving modes and other comfort functions in the car. The dials use a combination of digital and haptic controls and have been designed to offer a natural, intuitive user experience.

Space and practicality have been improved for the new model, with passenger space and boot volume both increased. Five-seater models have a boot capacity of 910 litres with the rear seats upright and 2,105 litres with them folded. Customers opting for seven-seater models can enjoy a boot capacity of 340 litres with all seats upright and 2,035 litres with them folded. Kodiaq iV models with the PHEV drivetrain come with a seats up capacity of 745 litres.

Engines
The new Kodiaq is available to order with two petrol engines and two diesels, with the new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) engine due to be released at a later date. The entry-level 1.5 TSI e-TEC 150PS features a mild hybrid system to boost efficiency while the higher output 2.0 TSI 204PS engine comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

Diesel customers can choose between a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 150PS, and a more powerful version of the same engine that generates 193PS and comes with all-wheel drive as standard.

The all-new PHEV can be distinguished from the conventionally-powered versions by the iV badge on the tailgate and a charging socket cover on the left front wing. The battery capacity is 25.7 kWh and offers a WLTP range of up to 62 miles of electric-only driving. DC charging of up to 50kW is possible, while AC charging capacity is up to 11 kW.

Kodiaq SE (5 seat) Engine OTR
SE (5 seat)  1.5 TSI e-TEC 150 PS DSG  £36,645
 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG  £38,945
Kodiaq SE (7 seat) Engine OTR
SE (7 seat)  1.5 TSI e-TEC 150 PS DSG  £37,505
 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG  £39,805
Kodiaq SE L (7 seat) Engine OTR
SE L (7 seat)  1.5 TSI e-TEC 150 PS DSG  £40,205
 2.0 TDI 150 PS DSG  £42,505
 2.0 TDI 193PS DSG 4×4  £46,225

Order books for the new Kodiaq open on Wednesday 10 April, 2024, with first deliveries expected in the summer.

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