Considering the Kodiaq’s role as family transport, you can quite easily envisage a couple of bicycles strapped to its roof, which is apt when you remember this company was in fact kickstarted with two-wheeled transportation more than 120 years ago.
Since then Skoda has been through its fair share of ups and downs, settling on its current steady path after the VW Group took ownership in 1991. With Volkswagen’s toy box to raid yet sufficient free will to forge its own path, Skoda has built a range of great value, no nonsense cars that place practicality first.
It also joined the SUV party when it launched the Yeti in 2009, but until now has lacked any kind of car with seven seats. The Kodiaq changes that, and in doing so provides Skoda with a typically unconventional offering alongside other VW Group SUVs.