After an extensive teaser campaign, Skoda has officially unveiled the highly anticipated 2024 Kodiaq SUV. The new generation of the SUV features an evolutionary exterior design, significant interior enhancements, and introduces a plug-in hybrid powertrain option.
The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq has undergone several key changes to its dimensions and interior features. Its length has been extended by 61mm to reach 4758mm, maintaining a wheelbase of 2971mm. The width has slightly decreased by 18mm to 1864mm, and the height is reduced by 17mm to 1659mm. This SUV offers a variety of alloy wheel options ranging from 17 to 20 inches and comes in nine different colors, including the new Bronx Gold Metallic shade.
The top-tier Sportline trim stands out with its blacked-out elements, such as dark D-pillars, roof rails, window frames, side mirror caps, front grille surround, rear diffusers, and logos. It also features exclusive 19-inch wheels with a glossy anthracite finish, or customers can opt for the 20-inch set with aero covers. The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq showcases an evolutionary design, highlighted by a rear light bar connecting the tail-lights and second-gen matrix LED technology for the headlights.
Inside the cabin, notable changes include relocating the gear selector to the steering column to create more space between the front seats. The center console features smart dials with three rotary knobs, each equipped with 1.25-inch displays, reducing the need for excessive switchgear. The center display can be customized to show four different functions: infotainment system volume, fan speed, air direction, and smart air conditioning. Side displays enable front occupants to adjust the interior temperature, seat heating, and seat ventilation. The SUV offers a standard 10-inch infotainment system with an optional 13-inch setup, complemented by a 10-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver and an optional next-generation head-up display.
The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq 5-seater boasts a spacious 910-liter boot capacity, an increase of 75 liters from the previous model. Folding the rear seats further extends the cargo space to 2,105 liters, a gain of 40 liters compared to the first-generation Kodiaq. The 7-seater variant offers a luggage capacity of 340 liters, an improvement of 70 liters, and folding the third-row seats increases it to 845 liters, up by 80 liters. The maximum cargo capacity in the three-row model has also grown by 30 liters to 2,035 liters.
In terms of features, the SUV comes equipped with four USB-C ports offering 45W power, USB-C with 15W built into the rearview mirror, nine speakers, and inductive charging with a cooling function for two smartphones. Additionally, it boasts massaging front seats.
The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq will offer a range of combustion engines, including a 1.5L TSI gasoline unit with mild hybrid technology producing 148bhp. It features an evolution of the VW Group’s active cylinder technology, allowing cylinder deactivation when extra power is unnecessary. It also offers a more potent 2.0 TSI engine with 201bhp and an all-wheel-drive layout. The diesel version is equipped with a 2.0 TDI engine, available in two states of tune: 148bhp with front-wheel drive and 190bhp with all-wheel drive, all paired with a standard 7-speed DSG transmission.