► Skoda confirms Kodiaq name
► Badge with regard to brand-new 2016 crossover
► Called after Alaskan bear
Skoda has actually confirmed that its brand-new 2016 crossover will certainly put on the Kodiaq badge – yes, its brand-new SUV is efficiently Called after a grizzly Alaskan bear.
The brand-new Kodiaq is a full-dimension SUV based regard the bigger fixture established that underpins the Tiguan from moms and dad business Volkswagen. The Vision S idea car offers a great pointer of exactly what to expect.
Skoda Kodiaq: the etymology of the badge
The SUV’s odd badge, which possessed been widely leaked prior to today’s official confirmation, refers to the Kodiak bear located regard a remote isle off the southern idea of Alaska.
Why have actually they switched to a various spelling from its ursine namesake? Over to Skoda: ‘The Alutiiq, the natives, phone call the bear Taq uka ‘aq – the letter Q at completion is a characteristic of pet names. Skoda’s usage of the letter Q causes a appealing label with regard to a fairly appealing brand-new Skoda.’
When will certainly we notice the brand-new Skoda SUV?
The Czechs will certainly reveal the brand-new Kodiaq crossover in the 2nd fifty percent of 2016. Too as the name, Skoda has actually confirmed the dimension of the SUV – it’s 4.7m lengthy – which it’ll be a complete seven-seater.
Expect to notice the auto at the 2016 Paris motor show, and with regard to deliveries to begin in very early 2017.