Such is the pull of the Chinese language market that the nation’s SUV “coupé” craze has piqued the curiosity of any carmaker price its salt. Even the eminently sensible Skoda has been sucked into this aesthetics-led pattern with the introduction of the Kodiaq GT particularly for the Center Kingdom – becoming a member of the additionally China-only Kamiq, the Karoq and the common Kodiaq.
Unveiled forward of its world premiere on the Guangzhou Motor Present, the GT will get the same old low-slung roofline that slopes on the rear in the direction of the raked rear windscreen. The remainder is as per the usual Kodiaq, apart from the redesigned entrance air inlet, body-coloured facet sills, reshaped tail lights and a brand new rear diffuser with a full-width reflector strip and twin spherical tailpipes.
The GT can also be the primary Skoda to get the model identify spelt out in particular person letters throughout the tailgate, as a substitute of the same old roundel. No images of the inside had been supplied, however count on the same old Kodiaq inside with options such because the Digital Cockpit digital instrument show (normal right here); there are additionally loads of connectivity options corresponding to WiFi entry, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Baidu CarLife.
Below the bonnet sits Volkswagen’s venerable 2.zero litre turbocharged TSI engine in 186 hp and 220 hp flavours, mated to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive as normal. Security options embrace Blind Spot Detect, Entrance Help and Adaptive Cruise Management (ACC) with stop-and-go.
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