Will Skoda Kodiaq Beat Its Competitors?
The globally successful Skoda Kodiaq has been priced quite competitively in the Indian market, and has been placed at par with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Isuzu mu-X
As part of its 2025 Strategy, Czech automaker Skoda is expanding its model range with an extensive SUV campaign. The launch of the company’s first 7-seater SUV - the all-new Skoda Kodiaq, in India on 4 October, is a testimony to the same strategy.
The globally successful Skoda Kodiaq has been priced quite competitively in the Indian market, and has been placed at par with the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Isuzu mu-X.
Since its global launch in September 2016, Skoda Kodiaq has sold 48,300 units as of August 2017. Before we ponder upon how the large SUV will going to serve Skoda Auto in India, it becomes significant to compare the vehicle with its four main competitors.
Skoda Kodiaq, introduced in just one variant in the country, has been priced quite high when compared with its rivals.
The price of Toyota Fortuner extends up to Rs 31,47,500, and of Ford Endeavour up to Rs 31,40,100.
The new Volkswagen Tiguan costs up to Rs 30,87,611, and Isuzu mu-X up to Rs 25,54,772.
Out of the five vehicles, only Toyota Fortuner comes with a petrol engine. Rest all comes with only diesel engine. Toyota Fortuner comes equipped with 2694cc DOHC, Dual VVTi petrol engine mated with a 5-manual/6-automatic transmission. The engine churns out 166PS of maximum output and 245Nm of maximum torque.
Variants & Colours
Following are the different colour options available for the models:
Skoda Kodiaq - Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Magic Black, and Moon White
Toyota Fortuner - Phantom Brown, Super White, Attitude Black, Avant-Garde Bronze, Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, and White Pearl Crystal Shine
Ford Endeavour - Sunset Red, Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey, Diamond White, and Panther Black
Volkswagen Tiguan - Tungsten Silver, Atlantic Blue, Deep Black, Oryx White, and Indium Grey
Isuzu mu-X - Silky White Pearl, Orchid Brown Mica, Cosmic Black Mica, and Titanium Silver Metallic
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