Skoda Kodiaq GT Looks Like A Toned-Down Kodiaq RS Inside

Following last month’s preview, Skoda has officially unveiled the Kodiaq GT crossover in Shanghai, China.

Skoda’s first SUV coupe has made its maiden public appearance at the Czech stand of the China International Import Expo 2018. Meanwhile, the new model’s auto show debut will take place later this month in Guangzhou (November 16-25), and up until now, Skoda showed only exterior photos of the 4.63-m (182.3-in) long Kodiaq GT.

There was only one design sketch of the cabin, although usually you can’t really trust official renderings to offer an accurate preview of the real car.

In this case however, the sketch was pretty close to reality. The first interior images of the Skoda GT reveal a sporty-flavored cabin dominated by a pair of sports seats with integrated headrests. The seating area and the backrest feature perforated leather, while the rest of the seat gets normal leather.

Another interior highlight is the flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in the same material. It looks similar to the Kodiaq RS‘s wheel but it lacks the red stitching and vRS logo. Interestingly, it doesn’t get paddle shifters either, even though it’s clear that the photos show a DSG-equipped model. Maybe the paddles are an optional feature in China.

The dashboard is obviously the same one from the regular Kodiaq SUV, with the GT model getting the Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster and a big central touchscreen display. The infotainment system’s connectivity features include Wi-Fi access, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Baidu’s Carlife.

As a reminder, the Kodiaq GT offers two 2.0-liter TSI engines in China with 186 PS (183 hp) and 220 PS (217 hp), respectively. The entry-level unit comes with front-wheel drive while the more powerful one brings all-wheel drive and a seven-speed DSG transmission as standard.

The Kodiaq GT is part of a China-focused SUV campaign that began with the introduction of the Kodiaq in 2017. The smaller Kamiq and Karoq models followed in the first half of 2018.

With the Kodiaq GT’s launch as the range’s flagship, the Asian country will be the first market in the world where Skoda will have four different SUVs on sale.

more photos...
  • Ermal Morina

    That interior has a jaguar-type vibe to it,the center console resembles a lot of the jag’s ones.Maybe my eyes are tricking me

    • ace_9

      “Tricking” you? That’s the understatement of the day…


Tesla Model 3 Passes Moose Test Like A Slithering Cat

The electric sedan was aided by the clever packaging with the batteries mounted in the floor.

Facelifted Skoda Superb Sportline Brings RS Looks, Up To 268 Horses

Restyled Skoda Superb Sportline comes as a hatch or wagon and brings a sporty-flavored design inside and out.

New Opel Corsa Unveiled In Pure Electric Form With 134 HP And 330 Km Range

The fully electric Opel Corsa-e has a 50 kWh battery and an instant torque output of 191 lb-ft.

Special Toyota Supra Matte Storm Gray Limited To 24 Units In Japan

Toyota will allocate the special 24 Supras through a lottery to be drawn during the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Skoda Citigoᵉ iV Debuts As Brand’s First EV With 265-Km Range

The Skoda Citigoᵉ iV features a bigger 36.8‑kWh battery pack than the VW e-Up sister car.

2020 Skoda Superb iV Is A Plug-In Hybrid With 55 Km Of Electric Range

Skoda’s first-ever plug-in hybrid will go on sale across Europe in the beginning of next year.

Restyled Skoda Superb Breaks Cover With Fresh New Tech

The Skoda Superb facelift now features intelligent full LED Matrix headlights and redesigned fog lights.

2020 Skoda Superb, Electric Citigo: Watch The Live Unveiling Of Both Cars Here

Skoda’s facelifted Superb is getting PHEV and Scout derivatives, while the Citigo an electric powertrain.

Rare 1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato Prototype Selling For £530k

This ultra-rare 1986 Aston Martin V8 Zagato prototype features a coach-built body.

Bespoke Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII Is An Homage To Air Travel

Rolls-Royce will unveil its latest Collection Car, the Wraith Eagle VIII on the shores of Lake Como.