While seven-seater people-carriers are practical and very useful on a day-to-day basis, few drivers would ever pretend that even the best ones – like Citroën’s C4 Grand Picasso or the Ford S-Max – would ever have the neighbour’s curtains twitching with jealousy.
Big and handsome (it’s about the same size as the new Skoda Kodiaq), it shares plenty of design features with its Renault siblings, including signature C-shaped LED daytime running lights at the front and horizontally-integrated tail DRLS.
Also, it will get additional features such as steering mounted control, electric tailgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, engine start/stop button and cruise control. The SUV will get active and passive safety features such as dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, however, it is expected that the higher variants might get six airbags.
Skoda will manufacture the Kodiak at its Aurangabad facility and is expected to be priced around Rs 30 lakh,ex-showroom, pan India. When launched the SUV will compete with the likes of Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.