The upcoming 2024 Skoda Kodiaq has been spied for the first time with its production body, ahead of an expected reveal this year.

    The 2024 Kodiaq appears to have a more prominent, upright grille, as well as slimmer lighting elements up front that maintain their split-level layout. Down back, the tail lights also have a new look.

    The overall shape of the vehicle appears to have evolved only slightly, with similar proportions and a roofline that looks much the same.

    We can expect to see some design elements from last year’s Vision 7S concept, an electric seven-seat crossover that previewed the brand’s new Modern Solid design language. This could include the concept’s smoother sides and more pronounced shoulders.

    No spy images of the Kodiaq’s interior have been released, but we expect the latest generation of infotainment to feature. We may also see a more tablet-style touchscreen instead of the more integrated unit in the current car.

    A range of mild-hybrid petrol and diesel powertrains are expected, while a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) will reportedly join the range for the first time.

    The Volkswagen Group is rolling out its latest-generation PHEV system, which uses the 1.5 TSI evo2 powertrain as a base and offers up to 200kW in its most powerful form.

    It’ll reportedly move to the MQB Evo platform, which underpins the latest Skoda Octavia.

    The current, MQB-based model is closely related to the Volkswagen Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace.

    The Kodiaq and Tiguan Allspace are both three-row, mid-sized SUVs that rival the likes of the Mazda CX-8, as well as the larger Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento.

    Locally, Skoda has confirmed the Enyaq iV electric SUV will be the first EV it’ll introduce in Australia, and it will begin taking orders in the second half of 2023.

    The production Vision 7S is one of the three new EVs to be released by Skoda by 2026, with the other two being a compact SUV and a small car.

    Skoda plans for over 70 per cent of its sales to be of all-electric models in Europe by 2030, but it will continue to make space in its product portfolio for ‘highly efficient combustion engines”.

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    Eilidh McNaughton
    Eilidh McNaughton is a Contributor at CarExpert.
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