SKODA KODIAQ: big SUV – big success story
Following the KODIAQ’s world premiere on 1 September 2016, ŠKODA started production at its Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic in October 2016. The model’s market launch in spring 2017 marked a new era for the Czech brand, setting ŠKODA on its path to truly becoming a global player. In fewer than five years, ŠKODA AUTO has produced 600,000 KODIAQ vehicles, with plants in Russia, China and India complementing production in Kvasiny. ŠKODA’s large SUV is sold in 60 markets worldwide. The KODIAQ is particularly popular in China, where ŠKODA also offers the KODIAQ GT, a model variant exclusive to that market. The KODIAQ is particularly popular in China, where ŠKODA also exclusively offers the KODIAQ GT. Following the KODIAQ, KAROQ, KAMIQ and the all-electric ENYAQ iV, the latest addition to ŠKODA’s SUV family was the new KUSHAQ for the Indian market.
In autumn 2018, ŠKODA presented the KODIAQ RS. Powered by the most powerful series diesel engine in ŠKODA’s history, the KODIAQ RS set a lap record for a seven-seater SUV: 9:29.84 minutes on the 20.832-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife, the toughest racecourse in the world. This was followed by ‘Car of the Year’ awards in the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria and multiple ‘SUV of the Year’ accolades in various categories from British, Chinese, French and Indian media publications.
Mar 22, 2021 at 12:23