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Second-generation 2024 Skoda Kodiaq SUV coming for Australia

Skoda has revealed almost all but the undisguised design and interior of the new Kodiaq.

Skoda will unveil the second generation of its first SUV later this year, but is already previewing plenty of details about the Kodiaq large SUV, including how it will electrify powertrains.

Arriving in Australia by mid next year, the 2024 Skoda Kodiaq will be available internationally with a choice of petrol, diesel or plug-in hybrid drivetrain, with the entry petrol variant also coupled with a mild-hybrid system.

In Australia, Skoda is focusing on petrol or electric models, meaning only the petrol-powered Kodiaq is headed here.  

The entry-level, front-wheel-drive petrol drivetrain, a mild-hybrid assisted 1.5-litre turbo four making 110kW, as well as the AWD 2.0-litre turbo-petrol with 150kW, are all but confirmed for Australia, both with a seven-speed DSG transmission.

Further specifics will likely be confirmed for the local market closer to 2024.

The 150kW plug-in hybrid is powered by the smaller 1.5-litre engine and a six-speed DSG, but comes with an electric motor powering the front wheels alongside the engine, drawing power from a 25.7kWh battery.

It can be charged at up to 50kW with a DC station and boasts a 100km electric driving range.

The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq will be arriving in Australia by mid next year. The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq will be arriving in Australia by mid next year.

In terms of the Kodiaq’s body, it’s 4758mm long, making it 61mm longer than before, 1864mm wide, and 1657mm tall. Skoda says its extra length has increased its luggage capacity by 75 litres in the seven-seater variant to 910L.

In terms of tech, the new Kodiaq doesn’t appear to be breaking new ground - a 12.9-inch central display for the multimedia is found inside near a 10.25-inch driver display, while a set of LED matrix headlights are found at the front. A dual-phone charger is perhaps the biggest news for the interior from Skoda’s teaser.

On the safety front, the SUV has nine airbags, as well as optional - for some reason - side airbags for the rear seats and some automated safety features like Emergency Assist which brings the car to a stop if a loss of control (in case of a driver emergency) is detected.