2024 Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details released

More details confirmed for the second-gen Skoda Kodiaq large SUV due in Australia next year

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The first official details for the all-new 2024 Skoda Kodiaq have been released.


  • 2024 Skoda Kodiaq teased ahead of debut
  • Electrification and new tech confirmed for second-gen large SUV
  • Due in Australia early next year

The second-gen Kodiaq will debut in Europe between September and November this year, with early 2024 timing locked in for Australia.

The new Kodiaq will be related to the new Volkswagen Tayron – the seven-seat version of the imminent third-gen Tiguan, replacing the Tiguan Allspace – with shared MQB Evo underpinnings, powertrains and technology.

As before, the large SUV will be available in both five- and seven-seat forms; however, seven seats will likely remain the sole option for Australia.

Skoda has confirmed it will be offered with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) engines, with power outputs ranging from 110kW to 150kW.

In Europe, the flagship 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine will be uprated to 150kW – up from 132kW in today’s Kodiaq – with this powertrain likely to be standard-fit in Australia. It remains paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with power sent to all four wheels.

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Entry-level, front-wheel-drive variants will feature a 110kW mild-hybrid 1.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder, which runs on the Miller cycle with a variable turbine geometry turbocharger and cylinder deactivation.

The plug-in hybrid Kodiaq iV will combine the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with an electric motor, a 25.7kWh lithium-ion battery pack, and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for a 150kW total system output.

It will offer an all-electric driving range of "more than 100 kilometres", with 11kW AC and 50kW DC maximum charge rates.

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Diesel options will range between 110kW and 142kW, with all powertrains meeting Euro 6e emissions, though stricter Euro 7 standards will be enforced in Europe on July 1, 2025.

As with the new Tiguan, the Kodiaq will sport the Volkswagen Group’s latest dynamic chassis control system, which likely includes twin-valve dampers for improved ride comfort and handling.

While Skoda has yet to release interior shots, it has confirmed the new Kodiaq will feature a larger 12.9-inch infotainment system, a faster 15-watt dual wireless phone charger with fan cooling, a column-mounted gear selector, and a "combination of manual and digital controls".

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2024 Skoda Kodiaq rendering | Theottle [↗] for Wheels Media.

The centre console is considered ‘tidy’ and ‘well-organized’, and the SUV will have an available windscreen-projected head-up display to complement an updated 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

Newly added is a rear storage compartment with a cup holder on the central tunnel and a display cleaner for the touch surfaces, while the signature ice scraper and built-in umbrella are produced from more sustainable materials.

An evolutionary design is likely for the revised Kodiaq, with the brand confirming it will have updated matrix-LED headlights with a crystal theme and boomerang-shaped daytime running lamps.

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2024 Skoda Kodiaq rendering | Theottle [↗] for Wheels Media.

Technology added to the new Kodiaq includes emergency assist, traffic jam assist and automatic remote parking, and its occupant protection system will now automatically close the windows and tighten the seatbelts for potential rear-end collisions.

Up to nine airbags will be offered, including front-centre and optional rear-side.

The new model will continue straddling between the midsize and large categories in Australia, measuring 4758mm long and 1864mm wide – up 61mm in length but down 18mm in width. Its height and wheelbase remain unchanged at 1657mm and 2791mm, respectively.

Luggage capacity has expanded to 340 litres with all seats in place (up 70L) and 845L with the third-row down (up 80L), while third-row headroom has increased to 920mm, up 15mm.

The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq will arrive in Australia early next year, with further information due in the coming months.

This month, Skoda Australia said the flagship RS accounts for between 40 and 50 per cent of total Kodiaq sales – despite being supply constrained – meaning an emphasis on high-end variants is likely for the all-new version.

The all-new Superb large car – twinned with the next Volkswagen Passat – launches later in the year, while mid-life updates for Scala, Kamiq and Octavia are also due next year. The all-electric Enyaq – similar in size to the Kodiaq but with five seats only – will arrive in mid-2024.

Below: The current 2023 Skoda Kodiaq

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