China gets it, Europe would have liked it: 2018 provides Skoda a coupe based on the SUV Kodiaq ago. For us, it comes when Skoda can shovel capacity for construction.
Mlada Boleslav - Comes developed almost ready Coupe version of the Skoda Kodiaq also to us? So far is clear: The car that be round 4.75 meters long and Kodiaq GT is hot, makes her debut in 2018 in China. Customers in Europe are also definitely interested in such a car, the British magazine "Autocar" now quotes the Skoda CEO Bernd Maier.
But, adds Maier: It'll still debating whether the production capacity sufficient within the VW Group, to offer the Skoda Kodiaq coupe in Europe. However, he was optimistic that we can find "some capacity within the group".
The background: Skoda operates two car plants in the Czech Republic, both work to stop. SUV produced the brand in Kvasiny, there run alongside the Kodiaq the Superb, the Seat Ateca and the Skoda Karoq off the line. For an additional model would be there to current planning, no place.
Clearly above the Superb
Skoda models for Western Europe are not yet imported. Only non-Czech plant: Slovakia created for Skoda, VW and Seat of the Citigo / Up / Mii. In India, Russia and China Skoda produced for local markets.
would definitely inconceivable to import just the big Kodiaq GT from one of these countries. After all, a Kodiaq coupe would be the Top model of Skoda, would sorting priced well above the Superb. Whether customers pay such prices for a Skoda? That would be an open-ended experiment.
Rumors that Skoda is looking for production capacity outside the European plants of the VW Group, has been around longer. Available mainly in Germany: Beginning in October 2017 reported Czech media: VW planning to relocate the Superb from the Czech Kvasiny the Passat Emden plant. This would create space for a Czech Kodiaq coupe - but also impair costing the Superb.