The Czech firm’s first SUV, the Skoda Kodiaq has just passed the 600,000 mark produced since 2016.
Presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, the Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech brand’s first SUV . He thus inaugurated the nomenclature of all the models of this range of adventurers, whose name begins with K and ends with Q: we will subsequently find the Skoda Karoq , Kamiq or more recently the Kushaq .
Skoda Kodiaq: sold in more than 60 markets around the world
Production of the Skoda Kodiaq was initially handled by the factory in Kvasiny, Czech Republic , which was later supplemented by production sites in Russia, China and India .
In just under five years, 600,000 copies of the Skoda Kodiaq were produced worldwide, allowing the model to be sold in more than 60 international markets . The Kodiaq is particularly popular in China , where there is an exclusive SUV coupe version of the model: the Kodiaq GT .
With the arrival of the Skoda Karoq, Kamiq, Kushaq and other Enyaq IV (the latter breaking the nomenclature with its initial E, classifying it among the electric models), SUVs now represent nearly 40% of Skoda’s worldwide sales. in 2020, and the brand has also surpassed the 2 million SUV produced milestone .
A record on the Nürburgring
During its career, the Kodiaq was notably the first 7-seater SUV to have set a record on the Nürburgring : in 2018, Skoda indeed entrusted Sabine Schmitz with the mission of taking a Kodiaq RS there, which carried out a time of 9: 29.84 minutes on the 20.832 kilometers of the famous Nordschleife.