Skoda is gearing up to reveal the next generation of the Kodiaq later this year, giving us a sneak peak at the SUV’s stripped back body and confirming the availability of a plug-in hybrid powertrain variant.
From the images provided, the new design remains faithful to the original with key styling cues still present such as the indented bonnet and pumped arches. We’re also clued into the model’s new taillight design.
Otherwise, there isn’t a lot more we can make out in terms of the exterior until the car is shown in full.
The Czech carmaker confirmed that the second generation Kodiaq will be available as an PHEV in iV trim, alongside the range of petrol, diesel and mild hybrid powertrains.
Manufacturing is set to take place in Kvasiny with the carmaker already beginning to make changes to the production line in order to accommodate the additional equipment needed to produce the new model
Skoda plans to spend around €12 million ($NZ21.1 million) on new and existing technology such as manipulators, chassis assembly and conveyors, and the modification of robots for window-glue application to ensure 410 new Kodiaqs roll out of the factory per day.
The new SUV will be produced on the same line as the Karoq, Superb and Superb iV. However, production of the next generation Superb will shift to Bratislava in early 2024, freeing up space for the Kodiaq and Karoq.
A reveal date for the new Skoda Kodiaq is penned for this coming autumn in Europe (our spring) with the model expected to launch in 2024.