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    rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    Skoda Kodiaq
    With a length of 4.70 m, up to seven seats and the largest boot within its class, the Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech car manufacturer's first large SUV. From early 2017, Skoda's latest model will present itself with all of the brand's strengths: a design that is full of character, extraordinary interior space, practical intelligence and innovative technology that can otherwise only be found in higher vehicle classes. The Skoda Kodiaq marks the beginning of Skoda's extensive SUV campaign.

    "With the Skoda Kodiaq, we are striking out in a new direction and opening up new markets," says Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier. "With our first large SUV, we are conquering a new segment for the brand - and new customer groups. Our new addition to the Skoda model range is truly as strong as a bear: it makes the brand even more attractive thanks to its concept, striking design and as the first Skoda that has the option of always being online and thereby offering more comfort, safety and real-time information. The Skoda Kodiaq is at the forefront of Skoda's extensive SUV campaign."

    Skoda Board Member for Technical Development, Christian Strube, added, "The Skoda Kodiaq offers all of our brand's strengths: well-thought-out functionality, superior interior space and excellent value for money. The largest boot compared to the competition and the optional third row of seats alone make our new SUV the ideal companion for day-to-day demands. And when it comes to driver assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity, the Skoda Kodiaq proves Skoda's innovative capabilities, offering the technology of higher classes and therefore putting itself at the top of its segment."

    Exterior design

    The Skoda Kodiaq is an all-rounder: the SUV is suitable for business, as well as family and leisure use - and drives off-road with ease. The brand transfers its new design language into the SUV segment with a design that reflects the car's versatile character: the Skoda Kodiaq features a bold interplay of elegant lines, sporty contours and robustness, which make it easily recognisable.

    All of the Skoda Kodiaq's lines are clear, precise and clean-cut - this applies in particular to the distinctive, highly recessed shoulder line. Double horizontal lines on the front symbolise protection and strength. The wide, three-dimensional radiator grille is striking and conveys the robust character. The narrow, raked headlights, which flow seamlessly into the radiator grille, give the Skoda Kodiaq a distinctive appearance. The two double-headlights create a striking four-eyed face and stand out due to their crystalline structure, which can also be seen in other features such as the rear lights. Here, Skoda's Head of Design, Jozef Kabaň, and his team were inspired by traditional Czech crystal glass art which is also reflected in the effective interplay of light and shade on the SUV's highly contoured surfaces.

    In the side view, the long wheelbase and short overhangs point to the large interior. The wheel arches are slightly angular - a key element of Skoda's SUV design language. LEDs are used as standard in the rear lights; the rear lights also feature the C-shaped design that is typical of Skoda. A choice of 14 paint finishes is available - four standard colours and ten metallic colours. The appearance of the components varies according to the three trim levels - Active, Ambition and Style - which are offered in the Skoda Kodiaq as optional extras.

    Body

    With its dimensions, the Skoda Kodiaq is at the upper end of the compact car segment. It is 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and 1,676 mm tall (including roof rails); its wheelbase measures 2,791 mm. The Kodiaq is based on Volkswagen Group's modular transverse matrix (MQB) in which strict lightweight construction plays an important role. For the body, a combination of hot-stamped metal sheets forms the ultra-strong backbone. With the entry-level TSI engine and front-wheel drive, the large SUV weighs just 1,452 kg when empty (without driver), or 1,540 kg with the 1.4 TSI engine and all-wheel drive.

    Torsional stiffness, manufacturing precision, drive comfort and crash safety are also superior. Thanks to its highly aerodynamic finesse, the large SUV achieves a cx value of just 0.33.

    Interior

    The amount of space is typical of Skoda: the Skoda Kodiaq is just 40 mm longer than the Skoda OCTAVIA, but offers a larger-than-average interior for the SUV segment. Achieving extraordinary interior space from the exterior dimensions available once again proves the brand's excellent engineering prowess. The large SUV's interior length is 1,793 mm, elbow room is 1,527 mm in the front and 1,510 mm in the rear. Head room is 1,020 mm in the front and 1,014 mm in the rear. Rear legroom measures up to 104 mm.

    The large SUV's interior is also protective and robust. The crisp exterior design carries on into the interior: the double lines - with their three-dimensional appearance - also feature on the instrument panel. The interior is characterised by bold vertical elements, such as the four large air vents. The large display splits the instrument panel into two equal sections for the driver and passenger.

    The high-quality workmanship as well as the logical and easy-to-understand operation are typical of Skoda. The large circular instruments have a precise and clear design. The steering wheel is available in a choice of different versions - one of which is heated. The optional three-zone Climatronic, which has its own control panel for the rear seats, is another feature which is often only found in higher vehicle classes. The electro-mechanical parking brake is activated by pressing a button.

    Numerous comfort features are available for the front seats. As an option, they can be heated, ventilated and adjusted electronically; the latter optional extra also includes a memory function. The Skoda Kodiaq's rear seats are also extremely versatile: they can be folded in the ratio 60:40, can be moved lengthways by 18 cm as standard and the angle of the backrest is individually adjustable. Two more seats in the third row are available as an optional extra - the Skoda Kodiaq is Skoda's first 7-seater.

    As an alternative to the standard fabric covers, a fabric/leather combination and leather or Alcantara covers are offered. The decor is available in five designs. In darkness, the optional ambient lighting adds an individual touch to the interior. It is built into the door trims and can be set to ten different colours.

    Boot

    With a volume of 720 to 2,065 l (with the rear seats folded down), the Skoda Kodiaq offers the largest boot within its class. If the optional folding passenger seat is chosen, the SUV can transport items up to 2.80 m long. An electrically operated tailgate is available as an option, and can - as an additional optional extra - also be opened and closed using foot gesture command or a button in the interior. The Skoda Kodiaq with the TDI/DSG/4×4 drivetrain can tow a trailer weighing up to 2.5 t. An electrically retractable tow bar is available for this.

    Equipment

    The 'Simply Clever' features available in the Skoda Kodiaq are further proof that Skoda always offers a little bit 'more car' for your money - practical and convenient assistance in everyday life which is typical of the brand. These include, for example, door-edge protection: thanks to preloaded springs, this deploys automatically when opening the car door and prevents the metal edge of the door from coming into contact with a garage wall or an adjacent car. When shutting the door, the trim folds itself back in. This 'Simply Clever' feature thereby prevents bumps and scratches to your own car, as well as neighbouring vehicles. Electric child safety lock for the rear doors, In-Car Communication, as well as sleep headrests are available as optional extras for the first time in a Skoda. All in all, the Skoda Kodiaq provides more than 30 'Simply Clever' features, seven of which are new.

    Driver assistance systems

    Skoda's large SUV takes to the roads with a wide range of driver assistance systems - many of which have, until now, only been seen in higher vehicle classes. Some systems come as standard, others are available as an option - individually, but also as a package.

    An innovation for the portfolio is Tow Assist: when the Skoda Kodiaq is towing a trailer, the system 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 system is controlled using an enhanced function of the rear parking sensors.

    The Area View system is also a first for the brand: the surround-view cameras, which are located in the front and rear sections as well as in the wing mirrors of the Skoda Kodiaq, come with wide-angle lenses and allow views of the area immediately surrounding the car to be displayed on the monitor. These include a virtual, top-down view and 180-degree images of the areas to the front and rear. This makes it easier to drive in confusing situations or on rough terrain.

    Front Assist including City Emergency Brake come as standard and, using radar, can detect dangerous situations involving pedestrians or other vehicles in front of the car. If necessary, the system warns the driver and, when required, partially or fully applies the brakes. City Emergency Brake is active up to 34 km/h. The optional Predictive Pedestrian Protection complements Front Assist.

    Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is also radar assisted and helps the driver to maintain the selected speed and the desired gap between the Skoda Kodiaq and the car in front. Lane Assist, Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert help the driver to stay in lane, make changing lanes safer using the rear radar and help when manoeuvring in reverse. If the car is fitted with Lane Assist, ACC and DSG transmission, Traffic Jam Assist comes as an additional function. It maintains speed and applies the brakes in slow-moving traffic. Additionally, the car will be kept in lane up to speeds of 65 km/h thanks to the Lane Assist function.

    Driver Alert detects signs of fatigue in the driver and prompts the driver to take a break. Emergency Assist, also only in combination with DSG transmission, is a further function of the ACC and Lane Assist combination. Should the danger arise that the driver is unable to drive, the system can bring the large SUV to a standstill. Crew Protect Assist, available in a choice of two variants, closes the windows and sunroof, and tensions the seat belts automatically in the event of an impending accident. If you have an accident, the Multi-Collision Brake, which comes as standard, prevents any further uncontrolled movement of the Skoda Kodiaq. The camera-based Travel Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition displays speed limits and other road signs as images on the in-car computer as well as the navigation system.

    Skoda Connect

    With its infotainment and connectivity solutions, the large SUV from Skoda shows how an SUV can always be online. With the new, groundbreaking and innovative mobile online services, Skoda presents a new dimension of navigation, information and entertainment. At the same time, Skoda Connect helps with remote access to the vehicle as well as assistance.

    Skoda Connect is comprised of two categories: the Infotainment Online services provide more information and real-time navigation details. Care Connect provides remote access as well as assistance.

    Infotainment Online includes online traffic information, which shows traffic flow on the chosen route in real time. The Google Earth services (available for the Columbus system) embed the route into a topographical view from Google; Google Street View (available for the Columbus system) displays a street view of the destination. Map updates as well as fuel prices, parking information, online news, weather information and 'My Points of Interest' services round off the infotainment package. Infotainment Online services are provided free of charge for the first year after purchasing a new car and are available at an extra cost thereafter.

    The Emergency Call after an accident is the most important feature of the Care Connect services: the Emergency Call (eCall) is sent directly to an emergency call centre when a restraint system is deployed. This comes as standard and is integrated into the Care Connect services. It also comes with a notification function for minor accidents as well as a breakdown call. Proactive Service is also included in the Care Connect services. When this is activated, all of the required data is sent to the garage in a timely manner before a vehicle's service. The third Care Connect service is Remote Access.

    Skoda now also offers the Skoda Connect app, which can be used to access and control additional services. For example: the smartphone will alert the owner if their car is being moved by a third party in an unauthorised manner - be that too fast or outside a specified area. Using the app, the route planner can be transferred from home to the navigation system in the car.

    For the first time, the SmartLink all-in-one app also integrates SmartGate in the new Skoda Kodiaq SUV - alongside the existing Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink™ standards. All of the popular services are available in just one app: navigational data, music and news as well as all relevant vehicle data via the car's infotainment system - and this is the case for every trim level.

    Infotainment systems

    The music and infotainment systems in the Skoda Kodiaq represent the latest technology. They work quickly, offer state-of-the-art functions and interfaces, and feature capacitive touch displays in a glass design - they react to the touch of a finger and not just to pressure. The basic functions are easy to operate using physical buttons and control dials.

    The Swing infotainment system with its 6.5-inch screen comes as standard. It can be supplemented with a smartphone Bluetooth connection and Skoda SmartLink. SmartLink supports the use of the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLinkTM standards in the car. When the customer connects their phone to the USB port, the relevant setting displays on the infotainment display.

    The optional Bolero infotainment system features a high-definition 8.0-inch touchscreen, including the In-Car Communication (ICC) function. The hands-free microphone records the driver's voice, and transfers it to the back seats via the rear speakers.

    The Amundsen navigation infotainment system builds on the capabilities of the Bolero system with a navigation function as well as a special display mode for driving off-road or even in narrow car parks. The top-of-the-range infotainment system, the Columbus navigation system, adds a 64-GB flash memory and DVD drive. An optional LTE module facilitates high-speed online access in the Skoda Kodiaq. Using a WLAN hotspot (optional), passengers can use their mobile devices to surf, stream and send emails at their convenience.

    Attractive additional components round off the hardware offering in the Skoda Kodiaq: the Phonebox charges a smartphone inductively using the Qi standard and connects to the car aerial - both processes occur wirelessly. The Canton Sound System features ten speakers, including a subwoofer, and has a power output of 575 watts. As an option, the Skoda Kodiaq can be equipped with tablet holders that can be attached to the front headrests. The devices can be charged using optional 230 V and USB sockets.

    Engines

    Five powertrains, two TDI and three TSI engines, make up the engine range at the launch of the Skoda Kodiaq. They have capacities of 1.4 and 2.0 l, and power output ranges from 92 kW (125 PS) to 140 kW (190 PS). The diesel and petrol engines feature turbocharged direct injection and fulfil EU6 emission standards. All engines also feature a Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a powerful thermo-management system, contributing to low consumption despite the mighty power delivery.

    The 2.0 TDI is available in two versions. The first version generates 110 kW (150 PS) and 340 Nm. The top-of-the-range version delivers 140 kW (190 PS) and puts 400 Nm on the crankshaft. On average, the entry-level TDI consumes 5.0 l of diesel (131 g CO2/km) per 100 km. The most powerful diesel engine accelerates the large SUV from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 s and reaches a top speed of up to 210 km/h.

    The range of petrol engines consists of two 1.4 TSI engines and one 2.0 TSI. The entry-level version of the compact four-cylinder generates 92 kW (125 PS) and 200 Nm of torque. Its NEDC consumption is 6.0 l per 100 km, which corresponds to 140 g CO2/km. In the more powerful version, the 1.4-litre exerts 110 kW (150 PS) and 250 Nm of torque; its ACT system - Active Cylinder Technology - shuts down the second and third cylinders when the load and engine speed are low. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI petrol engine features a new combustion process for high efficiency. Power output is 132 kW (180 PS), torque is 320 Nm.

    Transmission

    The Skoda Kodiaq is available with various transmission technologies. Depending on the engine, there is a 6-speed manual gearbox or DSG transmissions with six or seven speeds.

    The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is making its debut at Skoda. It is a variant that has been designed for powerful engines with torque of up to 600 Nm. The DSG transmission is a very compact construction and enables quick and comfortable gear changing.

    The driver can operate the 7-speed DSG in the automatic D and S mode, or control it manually using the gear lever or the steering wheel paddles. When Eco mode is selected in the optional Driving Mode Select, the car is taken out of gear: as soon as the driver takes their foot off the accelerator at a speed above 20 km/h, drive is disengaged - the Skoda Kodiaq is coasting.

    Both top-of-the-range engines - the TDI with 140 kW (190 PS) and the TSI with 132 kW (180 PS) - are coupled with the 7-speed DSG and all-wheel drive. This combination is new at Skoda. The manual 6-speed transmission and 6-speed DSG are the options for the 1.4 TSI with 110 kW (150 PS) and all-wheel drive; front-wheel drive is coupled with the 6-speed DSG. The entry-level diesel with all-wheel drive is offered with the manual 6-speed transmission or the 7-speed DSG; the front-wheel-drive version is offered solely with the 7-speed DSG. The entry-level TSI is available with manual 6-speed transmission and front-wheel drive.

    The all-wheel-drive system with electronic control is available for most engine variants. It delivers a big increase in traction, stability and driving safety - even off-road.

    The centrepiece of the all-wheel drive is an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. The all-wheel-drive system works intelligently and quickly. The control unit constantly calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle; loss of traction is virtually eliminated due to a control system that is dependent on driving status. When in overrun or at low load, drive is via the front axle, which saves fuel.

    Chassis

    The chassis of the Skoda Kodiaq is also the result of concentrated expertise. The components of the MacPherson front struts consist partially of aluminium; the steel four-link rear axle absorbs the longitudinal and transverse forces separately. The power steering, using an efficient electro-mechanical drive, ensures exact contact with the road and works in close harmony with several assistance systems in the Skoda Kodiaq.

    In the Active and Ambition trim levels, the large SUV from Skoda comes equipped with 17-inch wheels as standard; 18-inch wheels are standard in the Style trim level. The range of optional extras extends to burnished 19-inch wheels. The brakes - with large ventilated brake discs at the front - are strong and stable. When cornering quickly, the electronic differential lock XDS+, which is a function of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC), makes handling even smoother and safer for both front- and all-wheel drive.

    As an optional extra, Skoda is making Driving Mode Select available in its large SUV. It allows the driver to adjust the operation of the engine and DSG management, power steering, air conditioning and other systems in Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual modes. The all-wheel-drive versions offer Snow mode on top of this, which is designed for driving on roads and does not have a speed limit. Snow mode adapts the operation of the ABS, ASR and ACC (if fitted) systems, as well as the engine management and electronically controlled, all-wheel, multi-plate clutch to slippery and snow-covered roads.

    Adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is also available as an option, and is integrated into Driving Mode Select. Here, electric valves control the work of the shock absorbers depending on the situation. Combined with Driving Mode Select, the system adapts to the driving style of the driver and manoeuvres the driver safely on the road. Using DCC, the driver can choose between Comfort, Normal or Sport modes.

    And the Skoda Kodiaq keeps going when the paved road ends. Off-road mode can be selected by the simple touch of a button (optional for the all-wheel-drive versions in combination with Driving Mode Select). Here, the chassis, engine management and brakes adjust their operation specifically to rough terrain. This mainly involves pulling away, traction and deceleration. In off-road mode, Hill Descent Assist helps the driver to safely master driving downhill over rough terrain by braking appropriately.

     
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    • rs271

      rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

      Fully Revealed: Meet Skoda's All-New Kodiaq 7-Seater SUV

      Skoda has officially unveiled their all-new Kodiaq during a media event in Germany, with plenty of journalists and guests present on location at Kraftwork Berlin.

      Aside from being Skoda's first-ever large SUV, the Kodiaq, according to the Czech automaker, also comes with the segment's largest boot, helped in part by the car's generous overall dimensions of 4.70 meters (15.41 ft) in length. Its wheelbase measures 2,791 mm (109.8 inches).

      The best-in-class boot measures from 720 liters (25.4 cu.ft) to 2,065 liters (72.9 cu.ft), and if the optional folding passenger seat is chosen, the Kodiaq can transport items up to 2.80 meters (9.1 feet) long.

      The exterior design features a highly recessed shoulder line, a wide three-dimensional radiator grille, narrow headlights and plenty of highly contoured surfaces. At the rear, Skoda used LEDs as standard for the C-shaped taillights, which means that customers can opt for either one of the three available trim levels and still drive off knowing their lights give off the impression of a fancy crystalline structure.

      Despite being just 40 mm (1.57 in) longer than the Octavia, the all-new Kodiaq offers a larger-than-average interior for its segment, with a length of 1,793 mm (70.6 in). Elbow room is 1,527 mm (60.1 in) in the front and 1,510 mm (59.4 in) in the rear, whereas head room is 1,020 mm (40.1 in) in the front and 1,014 mm (39.9 in) in the back. Rear legroom measures up to an impressive 104 mm (4.09 in).

      The dashboard layout, which we saw yesterday fully exposed, is characterized by bold vertical elements such as the four large air vents. The large touchscreen display splits the instrument panel into two equal sections, one for the driver and one for the passenger.

      In terms of comfort, buyers can opt for the heated steering wheel but also the optional tri-zone climate control, heated, ventilated and electronically adjustable front seats, ambient lighting and multiple fabric/leather combinations, which include Alcantara. Further features include the Area View system, Front Assist with City Emergency Brake, the optional Predictive Pedestrian Protection system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert.

      The Kodiaq is also available with Skoda Connect, integrating Infotainment Online services, Emergency Call (eCall), Remote Access and for the first time, the integration of SmartGate in the SmartLink all-in-one app - alongside Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The Swing infotainment system with its 6.5" touchscreen display comes as standard, however, the optional Bolero high-definition 8" screen definitely eclipses it in terms of looks and features.

      There's also an optional Phonebox which charges your smartphone inductively using the Qi standard.

      Now, since Skoda compared the Kodiaq to a bear many times during its official unveiling in Berlin, it's time to see what they've got powering their first ever large SUV. No fewer than five powertrains (2x TDI, 3x TSI) currently make up the range, with power output ranging from 125 PS (92 kW) to 190 PS (140 kW). All power units feature a Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a thermo-management system helping the car achieve better fuel consumption.

      The 2.0 TDI unit is available in two versions - a 150 PS & 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) unit and a flagship 190 PS & 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) one. The average consumption of the entry-level TDI is around 5.0 l/100 (56.5 mpg and 131g CO2/km). By comparison, the entry-level 1.4 TSI unit can only manage 6.0 l/100 km (47.1 mpg & 140g CO2/km). Performance-wise, the 190PS unit accelerates the Kodiaq from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h).

      The Kodiaq is available with three choices when it comes to various transmission technologies. There's a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed DSG and a new 7-speed DSG making its debut in a Skoda, which is offered for both top of the range engines. Future customers can get the 1.4 TSI with all-wheel drive and either the 6-speed manual/6-speed DSG, while front-wheel drive is coupled with the 6-speed DSG. Entry-level diesel models with all-wheel drive come with either the 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG, whereas the front-wheel-drive version is offered solely with the 7-speed DSG.

      On the road dynamics should be improved in models using the optional Driving Mode Select, allowing the driver to adjust the operation of the engine and DSG management, power steering, air conditioning and other systems in either Normal, Eco, Sport or Individual setups. All-wheel drive models also come with a Snow mode which adapts ABS, ASR and ACC (if fitted) to slippery road conditions.

      Those of you interested in going off-road will be happy to know there's also a special mode for that, which can be selected at the simple touch of a button, making the chassis, engine management and brakes adjust their operation in order to better suit rough terrain.

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      • rs271

        rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member


         
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        • SCOTT27

          SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

          Its going to cannibalise Tiguan sales.
           
        • martinbo

          martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

          That's what you get when you have a Czech mate...
           
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          • Gianclaudio

            Gianclaudio Well-Known Member

            I didn't see that move coming.
             
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            • Monster

              Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

              Nicely done, Martin the pun master.
               
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              • KiwiRob

                KiwiRob Active Member

                Needs bigger wheels, apart from that, nicely done.
                 
              • Centurion

                Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                It will cannibalise the sales of quiet a few family cars. It’s a well done SUV with genuine 4x4 credentials. It has three rows but an interior that doesn't look like it's from an MPV.

                There aren't enough affordable three row German SUVs on the market. Items good to see Skoda drawing forerunner blood. I hope that either the new X3 and Q5 will have interior packaging good enough for three rows.

                If there any criticism of this Skoda, it's the very heavy looking rear but the generous sized Honda CR-V has one too.
                 
              • Giannis

                Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                It's quite an outcome!

                It's big, it's too much car for too little money, it's sensible, actually good looking and german. What else do you need?

                So, it's based on the Tiguan, yet targeting one segment above?
                 
              • SCOTT27

                SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                Exactly just like the Superb and that is highly successful.There is a story that the Octavia is a fast back because if it was a typical Hatch it would cannibalise sales of the Golf.
                Next...The next generation Yeti which should be less Matra Rancho(remember?) and more small SUV.
                 
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                • Betty Swollocks

                  Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

                  Oh rook off.
                   
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                  • KA2607

                    KA2607 Member

                    the rear somewhat reminds me of the first generation bmw x1.especially the tail lights
                     
                  • Iamnotme

                    Iamnotme Active Member

                    Nice overview of the car, as always:

                     
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                    • Centurion

                      Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                      Wow!

                      • Umbrella in door
                      • Ice scraper on fuel cap cover
                      • Double glove box
                      • 7 seats
                      • 700 litre boot
                      • Storage underneath front seats
                      • Heated rear seats
                      • Responsive infotainment
                      • DSG Gearbox
                      • Good design

                      This is a great family car for parents who want to get things done. I'm impressed.
                       
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                    • Monster

                      Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

                      This is so much more impressive than any recent VW, both inside and ouit. Skoda has really put a lot of effort into the details to make this car as practice and family friendly as possible.
                       
                    • Centurion

                      Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                      Yupp. Similar to the Q7, it's a mini-van killer but at less than half the price. A bonus is that it's better proportioned than the Honda CR-V, its main rival.
                       
                    • SCOTT27

                      SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                      Very.
                       
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                      rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

                       
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                      • Centurion

                        Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

                        Good impressions so far. It's greatest strength over the Honda CRV and Kia Sorento is that it look German and could be mistaken for a VW or Audi, but can accommodate 7 at less than half the cost of a Q7.

                         
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