Performance focused Kodiaq GT will arrive as the flagship Skoda model; to be sold in Chinese market only
A coupe based on the Kodiaq SUV has been making headlines for quite some time and now it appears that Skoda is going to christen it as Kodiaq GT. Upon arrival, this is going to be the flagship model from the Volkswagen owned Czech auto major. While the automaker has already garnered pretty much interest involving this car, it will be available in Chinese market only.
However, it could be introduced to European and other Western markets at later stage. But, Skoda is tight lipped about the move. The Kodiaq GT will be underpinned by Volkswagen’s MQB architecture. In terms of design, it will come heavily inspired by the Kodiaq SUV that is available in Indian market and this new coupe SUV is expected to become an affordable alternative of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and BMW X4.
In China, demands for premium cars are pretty high and this could be a game changer there for the brand that has been experiencing significantly increasing global sales in recent past. Speaking about Indian market, Skoda definitely is focusing on the domestic market and specially the SUV segment. But, the Kodiaq GT is unlikely to arrive here anytime soon. But, Skoda plans to launch two more SUVs here that include the Karoq and a more affordable sub-Karoq SUV as well.
Being a performance focused car, the Skoda Kodiaq GT will certainly come with aerodynamic design that will help in enhancing its performance. Apart from that, it would share several features and technologies with the Kodiaq SUV. Also, a wide range of advanced safety features and driver assistive techs will be there.
Expect this car to receive more powerful petrol and diesel engines to be there as power source options. Interesting fact is that, this coupe SUV could receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain as well. Transmission options will include both manual and dual-clutch automatic gearboxes.