FIRST DRIVE: 2017 Skoda Kodiaq. Five powertrains, two TDI and three TSI engines, make up the engine range at the launch of the Škoda Kodiaq. They have capacities of 1.4 and 2.0 l, and power output ranges from 92 kW (125 HP) to 140 kW (190 HP). The diesel and petrol engines feature turbocharged direct injection and fulfil EU6 emission standards. All engines also featurea Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a powerful thermo-management system, contributing to low consumption despite the mighty power delivery.The 2.0 TDI is available in two versions. The first version generates 110 kW (150 HP) and 340 Nm. The top-of-the-range version delivers 140 kW (190 HP) and puts 400 Nm on the crankshaft. The most powerful diesel engine accelerates the large SUV from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 s and reaches a top speed of up to 210 km/h.
The range of petrol engines consists of two 1.4 TSI engines and one 2.0 TSI. The entry-level version of the compact four-cylinder generates 92 kW (125 HP) and 200 Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre exerts 110 kW (150 HP) and 250 Nm of torque; its ACT system – Active Cylinder Technology – shuts down the second and third cylinders when the load and engine speed are low. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI petrol engine features a new combustion process for high efficiency. Power output is 132 kW (180 HP), torque is 320 Nm.
The Škoda Kodiaq is available with various transmission technologies. Depending on the engine, there is a 6-speed manual gearbox or DSG transmissions with six or seven speeds.
The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is making its debut at Škoda. It is a variant that has been designed for powerful engines with torque of up to 600 Nm. The DSG transmission is a very compact construction and enables quick and comfortable gear changing.
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