MAW Enterprises, the official distributor of the Skoda cars in Nepal, has launched the Skoda Kodiaq — a versatile mid-size 7 seater SUV — in the Nepali market. The Skoda Rapid, Yeti, and Octavia series are some of the successful cars of Skoda Nepal which have received a positive response from the Nepali Automobile market. The all-new Skoda Kodiaq has been introduced at a price of Rs. 1,36,50,000 in Nepal.
The Kodiaq name comes from the Kodiak bears which the Czech auto giants took as an inspiration. Skoda Kodiaq is Skoda’s first 7 seaters luxurious SUV powered by a 2.0 turbocharged diesel, inline 4-cylinder and 16 valve 1968 cc powerful engine which produces a healthy power of 150 BHP at 3500-4000 RPM and a decent torque of 340 NM at 1750-3000 RPM. The Kodiaq contains a 7-speed direct shift gearbox which is one of the best in its class and the claimed mileage of the 4×4 variant is 14kmpl.
The twin clutch automatic all-wheel drive (4WD) SUV comes with a bunch of safety functionalities such as ABS with EBD, brake assist, traction control, 9 airbags, fatigue alert system, multi-collision brake, hill-hold, cornering front fog lights, all-around parktronic sensors and also a rear camera. The Kodiaq also comes with multiple catchy and unique features such as a rubber door protector, foot hover boot-unlock, boot light usable as a flashlight, power nap pack, manual sun blinds, lateral support head beams and panoramic sunroof which are clever enough that favor Skoda’s tagline.
The versatile SUV Kodiaq has an all LED lighting setup that includes the tail light, reverse light, daytime running LED, low beam, cornering fog lights, high beam and the indicators that provide excellent visibility and look stunning as well. It is a 7 seater with the seats being adjustable and the boot space is of 270 liters but can be expanded to 630 liters by folding the third row and also can be expanded up to a massive 2005 liters by folding the back two rows.
The dashboard consists of a touch screen entertainment system that can also be controlled by the Skoda connect app which allows the person sitting in the back seat also to operate the system. By using the touch screen various functions can be controlled including the ambient lighting and different modes of the Kodiaq. There are 5 driving modes that consist of Eco, Normal, Sport, Individual and Snow modes. Canton audio system is inbuilt in the SUV that provides great audio functionality.
The dynamic and emotive Kodiaq has a turning radius of 5.6m and is 4697mm in length, 1882 in width and 1665mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2791mm and ground clearance of 188m when unladen and 140 mm when laden. The whole vehicle has a kerb weight of 1752kg which is surprisingly minimal and the fuel tank capacity is 60 liters.
Skoda Kodiaq Key Specifications
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel, in-line 4-cylinder, 16-valve
- Displacement: 1968cc
- Mileage: 14 kmpl
- Transmission: 7-speed direct shift gearbox
- Max Power: 150 BHP at 3500-4000 RPM
- Max Torque: 340 NM at 1750-3000 RPM
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 60L
- Ground Clearance: 180mm
- Seating Capacity: 7
- Kerb Weight: 1752 kg
Skoda Kodiaq Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,36,50,000
Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X, and Honda BRV are some of the vehicles in this segment that may give the Skoda Kodiaq a tough time in the market. The less ground clearance and lesser capacity fuel tank are comparatively a downfall of the Kodiaq but the premium Kodiaq perfectly blends the comfort of a Sedan along with the practicality of an SUV in it and with the dealers marking the price of this beauty competitively, there will not be a surprise if the SKODA KODIAQ becomes a favourite in the Nepali market.
For further information about Skoda Kodiaq, please contact Skoda Nepal’s at their official Facebook page.