Supply: AutoWeekSkoda’s China-built Kodiaq GT is revealed in full by leaked official pictures forward of its launch later this 12 months
After Skoda launched a collection of sketches of its new Kodiaq GT earlier this week, official photographs seem to have been leaked on-line displaying the automobile in full.
Footage of the extra rakish, coupe-like model of Skoda’s household SUV have been revealed on-line by Dutch website Autoweek, and are stated to be official pictures of the manufacturing mannequin. They present the brand new mannequin shares its front-end with its seven-seat sibling, however by dropping the third row seating possibility a sloping roofline and squat rear-end has been launched.
The Kodiaq GT is ready to be Skoda’s flagship mannequin in China, the one nation during which it will likely be constructed and bought. It is going to be in Chinese language dealerships earlier than the tip of the 12 months, manufactured as a part of a three way partnership between native automobile maker SAIC and Skoda.
The SUV-coupe is predicated on the present five-door Kodiaq, which is already in-built China for the home market. The inside might be seen to share a lot with that automobile, however with a sportier seat design to replicate a extra athletic identification.
The Kodiaq GT is new from the entrance doorways backwards, the brand new automobile getting a a sloping roofline, sleeker glasshouse, and a brand new, angular tailgate. As well as, there are new bumpers and tail lights, and the addition of a small rear spoiler.
There aren’t any present plans to supply the five-seater on the market in Europe. Skoda’s European manufacturing is known to be at capability, and there may be merely nowhere to construct it. Skoda is reluctant to import from China and would as an alternative favor to pay attention its efforts on being a hit within the the automobile’s dwelling market.
The Kodiaq GT will look to copy the success premium manufacturers together with BMW and Mercedes-Benz have had with coupe-SUVs, with fashions together with the BMW X4 and X6, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé and GLE Coupé.
Skoda will look to realize that at a lower cost level, and is the most recent automobile maker to supply a coupe-SUV in rising markets quickly after Renault revealed the Arkana on the market in Russia.
Earlier data revealed to Chinese language media on the automobile claimed it to be 4634mm lengthy, 1883mm vast and 1649mm excessive, making it 63mm shorter, 1mm wider and 27mm decrease than the common mannequin. Costs are set to begin at round CNY220,000 (round £24,500).
Two turbocharged 2.Zero-litre petrol engines are set to be supplied, with outputs of 186bhp and 220bhp, and are hooked up to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox. driving both the entrance or all four-wheels.
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