Skoda locks in ‘Kodiaq’ name for family SUV – Drive

Family values with regard to offroad-all set wagon.

David McCowen

Skoda is set to name its new SUV the Kodiaq. Skoda is established to name its brand-new SUV the Kodiaq. Photo: Supplied

Skoda is established to attempt and claw spine customers along with a family wagon called “Kodiaq”.

Having shed ground to brands along with a a lot more comprehensive crossover line-up, the Czech brand is established to bolster its providing along with a brand-new machine to secure households when it come to the road.
The seven-seat wagon is based on Skoda's Vision S concept. The seven-seat wagon is based when it come to Skoda’s Vision S concept. Photo: Supplied

Skoda points out the Kodiaq moniker takes inspiration from big Alaskan bears, conveying “durability and protection” too as family qualities. It selected to spell the name in line along with the traditions of the Alaskan Alutiiq people, that constantly spell or pronounce pet names utilizing the letter Q.

The name is a fitting selection as the Kodiaq will certainly be based when it come to Volkswagen’s Tiguan – a badge that represents a zoological portmanteau of Tiger and Iguana.

Power is most likely ahead from the Volkswagen Group’s latest four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, along with an alternative of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive traction.

Skoda will certainly provide the automobile to the people in the 2nd fifty percent of the year prior to it reaches showrooms in 2017.

Skoda Australia supervisor Michael Irmer informed Drive in March that Skoda was “right now functioning when it come to a company case” to delivering the upcoming SUV to Australia, which “naturally we’d be very, fairly eager to delivering that here”.