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Why the Kodiaq is Your All-Weather, All-Road Adventure Buddy

Some cars wilt when the pavement crumbles and the grey grid fades in the rearview mirror. Not the Kodiaq. This SUV thrives when you ditch the city and chase the horizon.  Whether it's a sudden downpour turning your commute into a slip-and-slide, or a weekend getaway with friends packed into the cabin, the Kodiaq is a constant companion.

Sure, the sweet rumble of the turbo diesel might be a thing of the past thanks to BS6 regulations, but the 2.0 TSI petrol engine that's taken its place is no slouch. It's punchy, powerful, and begs to be unleashed. You'll find yourself grinning as you carve through corners, the engine's eager response urging you onward. This powerplant isn't new territory for Skoda, having proven itself in the Octavia and Superb. But the Kodiaq brings out a whole new character in this engine.

Mated to a slick-shifting DSG gearbox and a permanent 4x4 drivetrain, the Kodiaq isn't just about spirited on-road performance. It's an invitation to explore. This intelligent all-wheel-drive system constantly monitors wheel slip, seamlessly distributing power for confident traction. It's a marvel of engineering working silently in the background, and it's that feeling of assured capability that makes you realize where every penny of your investment went.

Let's face it, Indian roads can be unpredictable, a chaotic mix of smooth highways and dusty trails. Here's where the Kodiaq's SUV stance truly shines. The high ground clearance and commanding view give you an edge over its sedan brethren. It tackles rough roads with aplomb, a stark contrast to how a Superb would handle the same terrain.

Step inside the Laurin & Klement variant, and the Kodiaq transforms into a luxurious cocoon. Imagine weekday commutes where you're chauffeured in comfort. The plush rear seats boast "Simply Clever" features like integrated sun blinds and headrests, making every journey a breeze. The cabin is a haven of tranquility, ideal for taking those important calls. It's executive travel redefined.

But this luxurious shell hides a playful side. Slide behind the wheel and you're greeted by a reassuringly thick steering wheel wrapped in premium leather. Soft-touch materials and sporty paddle shifters heighten the driving experience. There's ample room for your posse – six of them, in fact –  all set to share the thrill of the ride.

The Kodiaq excels at everything you throw at it. It's a one-size-fits-all solution, a true Skoda in every sense. It's no wonder it remains a favorite in the pre-loved car market, the sole non-vRS Skoda to hold this distinction in India. So, ditch the ordinary and embrace adventure. The Kodiaq is your key to unlocking a world of possibilities, on any road, in any weather.

TopGear Magazine July 2024