Skoda's first large SUV has notched a new production landmark. The 2,50,000th Kodiaq rolled out of the Skoda Auto plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, on Tuesday.
The carmaker’s first large SUV was revealed in September 2016 at the Paris motor show. Production of the bold SUV began in end-2016 and in a span of less than two years – 23 months to be precise – it has produced 2.5 lakh units – an impressive milestone. Today, the Kodiaq is one of the Czech brand’s best-selling models and is seeing a sustained demand for the same. In the first eight months of this year alone, over 1 lakh vehicles were delivered to customers.
The 2,50,000th Kodiaq is a SportLine model in Meteor Grey and will be delivered to a customer in France. The SUV is currently manufactured at six factories. In addition to the plant in Kvasiny, the large SUV is also produced at sites in Changsha in China, Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, Aurangabad in India, Solomonovo in Ukraine and Ust-Kamenogorsk in Kazakhstan.
Introduced in India in February 2017, the Kodiaq had sold 2,174 units in the country by end-August 2018.
Skoda’s SUV portfolio currently includes three cars including the Kodiaq – the compact Karoq as well as the Kamiq, which is produced in China for the local market. Soon, the Kodiaq will get another variant in the form of the Kodiaq RS. The 240hp Kodiaq RS will make its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, this October.