BIG BEAR: Skoda's entry to the large 4x4 SUV market will cost from $43k for its Kodiaq with 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The seven-seater arrives later in May
BIG BEAR: Skoda's entry to the large 4x4 SUV market will cost from $43k for its Kodiaq with 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The seven-seater arrives later in May SKODA

Need a big Czech? Skoda Kodiaq to cost from $43,000

SKODA's seven-seat Kodiaq SUV will cost from $42,990 before on-roads when it arrives here late in May.  

The Czech brand is currently advertising its big 4x4 at from $46,290 driveaway on its website.  

It is Skoda's first effort in the booming large SUV segment, and will be one of the cheapest ways into an all-wheel-drive seven-seater on our market.  

Rivals with 4x4 include the Mazda CX-9 Sport ($46,490), Hyundai Santa Fe ($39,350), Kia Sorento ($44,490) and Toyota Kluger ($46,190), with all prices before on-roads.  

2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV. Photo: Contributed
2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV. Photo: Contributed SKODA

From launch there will be only one model with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine offering 132kW and 320Nm, mated to a seven-speed dual clutch auto transmission.  

The petrol engine offers 7.6l/100km economy, while a more frugal turbo diesel model joins the line up later this year.  

Owners can spruce up their Kodiaqs by adding Tech packs ($2500) or Luxury packs ($4900) to bring more comfort, toys and active safety kit.  

2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV. Photo: Contributed
2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV. Photo: Contributed SKODA

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