Skoda Confirms China-Only Kodiaq GT Coupe Crossover With A Trio Of Sketches

Skoda has officially dropped the first details on the Kodiaq GT, a compact crossover coupe destined for China, something we already knew was happening.

The vehicle has a sleek profile, differentiated by the sloping roofline towards the rear. It’s described as “a key driver of the brand’s image” and will serve as the company’s flagship in the People’s Republic, slotting above the Kodiaq, Karoq and Kamiq.

At the time of writing, Skoda hasn’t said anything else about the new Kodiaq GT, but they did preview it in a few official sketches. The renderings depict a couple of extra lights positioned beneath the main headlamps, the ‘GT’ moniker on the front doors, an angled tailgate with the ‘Skoda’ lettering in between the taillights, chrome detailing, two round exhaust pipes and a set of large wheels.

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Earlier this year, Chinese media managed to get their hands on a few pictures with what appears to be the real deal. The crossover coupe is said to have an identical wheelbase to that of the regular Kodiaq, but is 63 mm (2.5 in) shorter, 1 mm (0.04 in) narrower and 27 mm (1.06 in) lower. Inside, it has seating for up to five adults.

Power should come from a turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine, with 186 and 200 horses, respectively, paired to a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox. Lesser models will apparently get front-wheel drive, although all-wheel drive will be present in higher trims.

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  • Able

    I’m sure that people won’t agree (where you at @Roomster!?) but I think this looks great – at least in the sketches. I hope the real thing resembles it – and finally a non-RS Kodiaq with more than 190hp!

    • I’m here! It’s certainly not as outright hideous as the BMW X4, but it’s still pointless (of course, you knew I would say that). 147kW isn’t much of an improvement on the 132TSI. The Superb is still more superb.

  • I gonna assume Europe gets this as a SEAT. The high level of badge engineering at VW Group wouldn’t do a one-off, Its got to be sold as another car somewhere

    • JudikJ7

      I read somewhere that there’s a SEAT coupe style SUV plan for 2020. But the Kodiac GT would have been interesting to see I think

  • klowik

    The coupe styling only looks good on this on Skoda facia, not with the VW Tiguan facia.

  • Miknik

    In the sea of VAG MQB CUVs lately, certainly among the best looking (I’d say the best), but this is no coupe, it’s a 5 seat Kodiaq; A slightly less angular C-pillar shouldn’t be enough to follow the marketing BS and call everything randomly a coupe nowadays, it doesn’t even have frameless doors…

  • Zeuster

    Jez. Everything starting to really look the same. I’m going backwards and getting an old Jeep GC. No payments and I’ll make it my own. “Eff” new cars.

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