Skoda Ireland has revealed Irish pricing and specifications for the new five and seven-seat Kodiaq SUV. Pricing will start from €28,795 and the Kodiaq will be launching in Ireland in March.

There will be three trim levels (Active, Ambition and Style), five engine and transmission options and fourteen different exterior colour options. A seven seat option will also be available for €1,000 more than the standard five seat model.

The range kicks off with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol with 125hp. The diesel range starts at €35,495 for a 2.0-litre with 150hp and a DSG automatic gearbox. 4×4 models start from €36,495.

Standard equipment includes 17” alloys, cruise control, Bluetooth, Climatronic air conditioning and Smartlink+ technology for smartphone integration with the infotainment system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto).

The Ambition trim level (from €30,995) adds features such as 18” alloys, keyless engine start, silver roof rails, and front and rear parking sensors.

The top of the range Style trim level (from €38,495) includes additional features such as 19” alloys, keyless entry, LED headlights, Alcantara upholstery, interior ambient lighting, a rear-view camera and 8” Columbus Navigation system with an additional 4G LTE SIM card slot to enable a high speed Wi-Fi hotspot within the car (data plans sold separately) and a host of additional connected services from ŠKODA Connect.

ŠKODA Connect (Mobile Online Services) offers enhanced real time route planning, real time parking and petrol prices in the locality, customisable newsfeed, weather, customisable points of interest, in addition to other online services. A second ŠKODA Connect solution, which is also standard on all trim lines, offers additional functionality like remote access to the vehicle via the new ŠKODA Connect Mobile App and a number of additional driver assistance solutions. One such driver assistance feature is the Emergency Call (e-Call) function, which will automatically call the emergency services once an airbag is activated to further improve occupant safety.

Caroline Kidd