That was fast! It was only a few days ago when Skoda teased its newest creation – the new all-new Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV -- through three sketched images. Now, the Czech carmaker is formally introducing online the coupe version of its Kodiaq SUV, revealing a number of details that should excite potential buyers in China.
According to Skoda, the exterior of the new Kodiaq GT coupe SUVis wrapped in sporty proportions. With a length of around 4.63 meters, it is slightly shorter than the Kodiaq SUV. On the front, the new Kodiaq GT is marked by a black-framed grille with chrome-plated dual ribs, as bordered on top by a wide bonnet, on the sides by LED headlights, and on the bottom by a three-dimensional bumper. The new Kodiaq SUV also features a front spoiler with wide air inlets.
When viewed from the sides, the new Skoda Kodiaq GT reveals coupe-like flanks, clear precise lines and a gently sloping roofline, which slope starts from behind the front doors. The coupe SUV also features dynamic wheel arches as well as body-colored chiseled side skirts.
On the rear section, the new Skoda Kodiaq GT is defined by a black diffuser, sharply drawn LED taillights with crystalline shapes as well as a fine reflective tape running down the loading sill. Interestingly, the new Kodiaq is the brand’s first series production model in China to feature the “Skoda” individual letterings -- instead of the Skoda logo -- in the middle of the tailgate.
Inside, the new Skoda Kodiaq GT exudes style and sportiness, as it combines the roominess of an SUV and the emotional lines of a coupe. As standard, the new coupe SUV comes with the fully customizable Virtual Cockpit. It is also laden with a number of practical ‘Simply Clever’ ideas as technological elements like Wi-Fi access and MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay as well as Baidu's Carlife.
Serving as the core of the new Skoda Kodiaq GT is of the two available efficient engines. One of these is a 2.0-liter TSI engine that delivers 137 kW (186 hp) of max output as sent to the front wheels. The other mill is a 2.0-liter TSI unit providing up to 162 kW (220 hp) of output to all wheels through a 7- speed DSG. The driver is helped by assistance systems like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with stop-go function, Blind Spot Detect and Front Assist.
The new Skoda Kodiaq GT will be the carmaker’s fourth SUV in China, and will be the second exclusive model for the Chinese market, following the Kamiq. It will likewise replace the Kamiq as the brand’s most expensive SUV and as its new flagship in China. Skoda will officially unveil the new Kodiaq GT in metal at the 2018 Guangzhou Motor Show, which is scheduled November 16 to 25, 2018.