India-spec Skoda Kodiaq engine details leaked

India-spec Skoda Kodiaq engine details leaked

The engine details of the Skoda Kodiaq have been leaked. The car is India-bound and is expected to be launched here next month. It is Skoda’s first big SUV and sits right on top of a new SUV line-up that the Czech automaker will introduce over the next few years.

The leaked document suggests that the Kodiaq will be offered in India with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. This is the same engine being offered in the Volkswagen Tiguan but here it will produce 147bhp/340Nm as compared to the former’s 141bhp/340Nm. The only gearbox on offer is a seven-speed DSG. This engine option seems logical considering that the Tiguan and the Kodiaq are underpinned by the MQB platform and  produced in the same factory in Aurangabad.

In terms of numbers, the Kodiaq is longer than the Tiguan and measures 4.69-metres with a wheelbase of 2.71-metres.  The Tiguan is 4.4-metres long and has a wheelbase of 2.6-metres.

The Kodiaq will be an important car for the automaker as this is their first big SUV in the premium segment of the market. It is expected to be priced on par with the compact luxury SUVs and will be billed as a bigger and feature loaded alternative to the likes of  the cars from Audi, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo.