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Skoda reveals first images of its new Kodiaq

Skoda has revealed teaser images of its new Kodiaq large SUV.

Set for a world debut in September, the images reveal glimpses of how Skoda will transfer the brand’s new design language into the SUV segment.

The wide, three-dimensional radiator grille gives the Kodiaq a 'striking presence'. In combination with the narrow, raked headlights, which are available with full-LED technology for the first time, Skoda says the brand’s first large SUV will be 'instantly recognisable' on the road. Side on, the doors are 'athletically shaped' and the sculptured tailgate houses rear lights, with LED technology as standard - finished in Skoda's C-shape design.

The Kodiaq offers a capacity of 720 to 2,065 litres (with the rear seats folded down), offering the largest boot within its class according to Skoda. The Czech brand has also confirmed it will offer a seven seat option for the first time ever, using the position of the seats and angle adjustment, the Kodiaq can be adapted to offer a wide range of seating and loading solutions. With the front passenger seat down, the car can transport items up to 2.9 metres long.

Driver assistance systems include Area View, using surround-view cameras with wide-angle lenses at the front and the rear as well as in the wing mirrors, displays various views of the car’s immediate surroundings on the in-car monitor. These include a virtual top-down view and 180-degree pictures from the areas to the front and rear. Tow Assist is also new to the range: When towing, the system takes over steering when reversing slowly. Additionally, while reversing, the new Manoeuvre Assist will brake as soon as an obstacle is detected behind the vehicle.

The Skoda Kodiaq will celebrate its world premiere on 1 September 2016, in Berlin.