2024 Skoda Kodiaq: price, specs and release date
The new Skoda Kodiaq is the second generation of a hugely popular family-focused large 7-seater SUV.
The new Skoda Kodiaq arrives in 2024 as a follow-up to the enormously popular original. It promises to build on the 2016 Skoda Kodiaq’s many strengths, with even more space inside, a more economical range of engines and extra touchscreen tech.
As the firm’s first-ever SUV, the Skoda Kodiaq was a game-changer for the value-focused brand, and this sophisticated all-new one looks set to continue the success story.
It arrives just in time to take on a growing set of strong 7-seater rivals including the Nissan X-Trail, Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, SEAT Tarraco and Peugeot 5008 – not to mention premium alternatives like the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Mercedes-Benz GLB.
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New 2024 Skoda Kodiaq price and release date
The second-generation new Skoda Kodiaq is the firm's flagship model and the second generation of a car that's proven to be a huge success since the launch of the original in 2016.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is likely to cost from around £35,000, similar to today’s model. It will probably go on sale towards the end of the year, for first deliveries from Q1 2024.
The first-ever Skoda Kodiaq iV plug-in hybrid will be available too. Prices for this are likely to start from around £45,000.
New 2024 Skoda Kodiaq: exterior and interior
The new Skoda Kodiaq has a bold new look with design details influenced by the firm's recent concept cars. It has more powerful appearance, with squared-off wheelarches and big wheels measuring 17-inches to 20-inches. It also uses the new, simpler Skoda logo for the first time.
At the front, the new Skoda Kodiaq has a more sculptural nose which can include eye-catching full LED Matrix headlights. These have a coloured crystalline element which Skoda calls Crystallinium – it mimics cut glass.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is a little longer than before, measuring 4758mm, a 61mm increase. It is the same width, at 1864mm, and the same height, at 1657mm. Bold LED tail lamps include a full-width light bar, and there's stylish Skoda lettering on the tailgate as well.
Inside, the new Skoda Kodiaq has what’s described as a new interior concept built around a vivid 13.0-inch centre touchscreen. It uses the latest software so it’s quicker and easier to operate, and will allow over-the-air updates. There is also a 10.25-inch digital driver display, and an optional head-up display.
The new Skoda Kodiaq also includes clever new Skoda 'Smart Dials'. These three rotary dials in the centre console include a 32mm customisable digital display. Pressing the dials switches it between different setups.
The new Skoda Kodiaq has a gearshift lever mounted on the steering column, rather than a centre console shifter. This frees up space for storing odds and ends. Skoda’s also kept a good array of physical buttons alongside the new digital displays, so it should be easy to use.
There’s more space inside the new Skoda Kodiaq. It has more headroom, particularly for those sitting in the third row of seats, and all-round legroom is good. The second row of seats can be slid back and forth, to vary legroom.
The new Skoda Kodiaq will be available as both a 7-seater and a 5-seater. The 7-seater has a 340-litre boot even with all seven seats in use. The third row folds flat, to give 845 litres of boot space. The 5-seataer has a massive 910-litre boot.
New 2024 Skoda Kodiaq: fuel economy and performance
The new Skoda Kodiaq has an enhanced line-up of petrol and diesel engines plus, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid with an extended pure electric range. The core engine is a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 150ps, and there will be a more powerful 2.0-litre TSI with 204ps.
The 1.5 TSI has ACT+ active cylinder technology. This turns off two of the four cylinders during cruising, which improves fuel economy. It also runs on the fuel-efficient Miller cycle, and has a clever variable turbine geometry turbocharger.
Two 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines will be available – a 150ps regular version and a more powerful model that will, like the 2.0 TSI petrol, be paired with 4x4 all-wheel drive. All new Skoda Kodiaq will have a DSG automatic gearbox as standard.
The new Skoda Kodiaq iV plug-in hybrid pairs a 150ps 1.5-litre TSI engine with an electric motor, for a system power output of 204ps. It will have a large-capacity 25.7kWh battery, for an EV range of more than 62 miles. It will be able to use speedy 50kW DC rapid chargers too.
Full fuel economy and performance figures for the new Skoda Kodiaq will be confirmed nearer to its on-sale date.
Can’t wait for a new Skoda Kodiaq? Time to consider a SEAT Tarraco…
The SEAT Tarraco is a large 7-seater SUV from Skoda’s Spanish sister firm. It has an understated, premium appearance and a mature interior that offers plenty of standard equipment for the money. The engine line-up of petrol and diesel motors are efficient, and the more powerful ones deliver a decent turn of pace. It’s practical inside too, across all three rows of seats. It was launched in 2018 and there’s a good selection of used SEAT Tarraco on sale, plus new versions for those looking to buy or lease a factory-fresh car.
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Another new Skoda we’re looking forward to here at heycar is the 2024 Skoda Superb. It's set to offer even more space than the acclaimed current car, plus a plug-in hybrid model alongside core petrol and diesel versions. The new 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLE is a nice contrast to the practical Skodas. It's a svelte two-door, four-seat coupe, that again will be available in long-range plug-in hybrid guise. For all the latest news, check out our guide to all the best new cars of 2023.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is a little bigger than before, with its 4758mm length marking a 61mm increase. It’s still shorter overall than the range-topping Skoda Superb hatchback and estate, though.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is a very practical car indeed. The 7-seater version has a boot that swallows 340 litres of luggage even with all seven seats in use. The 5-seater has a whopping 910-litre boot.
The new Skoda Kodiaq have lots of the firm’s famous Simply Clever features. It has an umbrella hidden in the driver’s door, plus door edge protectors, a centre tunnel with a cupholder for those in the rear – and a display cleaner for the touchscreen. We love the new Skoda Smart Dials too.
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