In Skoda’s range, Kodiaq plays an integral role and thus sits at the top of the food chain of their SUV. Skoda Kodiaq shares many common features with the Volkswagen Tiguan. Customer who are looking for a powerful version of Skoda Kodiaq SUV then they will have two options. One is the 2.0 liter TSI engine that is rated at 177hp (180PS / 132kW) and second one is 2.0 liter TDI diesel unit that offers 187hp (190PS / 140kW). Skoda is also working on a RS version (it will be called vRS in UK) and is in the pipeline. It will be launched few months from now.
Skoda Kodiaq broke lap record for fastest 7-seat SUV at the iconic Nurburgring. It was driven by Sabine Schmitz who is the only woman to win 24 Hours of the Nurburgring. To complete the 12.9 mile range, it took her 9 minutes and 29.84 seconds. Nurburgring is famous for being most gruelling circuits in the world, but Sabine Schmitz enjoyed every moment driving Kodiaq. The official release of the Skoda Kodiaq is set for 2018 Paris Auto Show. Kodiaq customer looking for more power should look for ABT Sportsline. This tuning company have come up with in-house developed new engine control units (ECUs) that focus on 2.0 liter TSI and TDI units.
ABT has tuned the 2.0 liter petrol unit and now offers 213 horsepower and 360Nm of torque. There is also good news for diesel fans as the most powerful version offers 212hp and 440Nm of torque. ABT has also looked into 150PS version and tuned it to lift the output to 177hp and 380Nm of torque. ABT is offering new set of wheels for Skoda Kodiaq and it comes with four different patterns, different finish and new tires that are between 18 and 21 inches.