As the excitement builds for the final stage of the Tour de France, renowned for crowning its champion on the iconic Champs-Élysées, there's more than just the cycling action to look forward to. Skoda, a long-time sponsor of the prestigious race, has decided to add to the thrill by unveiling the latest generations of two of its most popular models, the Skoda Superb and Kodiaq. These eye-catching vehicles will be joining the Tour's grand finale, giving spectators and TV viewers an exclusive glimpse into the future of Skoda's automotive excellence.
Skoda's 20th Year of Tour de France Sponsorship: For two decades, Skoda has been an integral part of the Tour de France, providing support and serving as a reliable companion throughout the race. In celebration of this milestone, Skoda dealers are commemorating the event with the special Skoda Kamiq and Skoda Scala Tour de France campaign models. Meanwhile, in France, hundreds of Skodas are playing crucial roles in the service of the Tour, exemplifying the brand's commitment to this world-class sporting event. Moreover, Skoda proudly sponsors the green points jersey, symbolizing their dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainability.
The All-New Kodiaq: A Showcase of Innovation: Skoda's flagship SUV, the Kodiaq, is set to continue its legacy of success with its upcoming second-generation release in Denmark during the second quarter of next year. Featuring generous dimensions of 1,657 mm in height, 1,864 mm in width, and 4,758 mm in length, the new Skoda Kodiaq takes pride in offering an astounding capacity for up to seven passengers. Additionally, the model provides ample room for luggage, boasting an impressive 910-liter boot space for its five-seater version.
One of the highlights of the new Skoda Kodiaq is its introduction of a plug-in hybrid variant, equipped with a 25.7 kWh battery providing a remarkable range of up to 100 km (WLTP). This eco-friendly powerhouse is compatible with both 11 kW AC charging boxes and 50 kW DC charging stations, ensuring swift and convenient charging capabilities. The combination of its petrol engine and electric motor results in a total output of 204 hp (150 kW), delivering a dynamic and efficient driving experience.
Innovations Inside and Out: Beyond its impressive powertrain options, the new Skoda Kodiaq offers a host of other innovations. The brand-new interior presents a cutting-edge 12.9" touchscreen, head-up display, and wireless charging for two smartphones, all thoughtfully designed to enhance the driver's convenience. With second-generation full LED Matrix headlights and safety assistance systems like Traffic Jam Assist, Skoda has taken the new Kodiaq to the forefront of automotive safety and comfort.
The Fourth-Generation Superb: Setting New Standards: The eagerly anticipated fourth-generation Skoda Superb is here, marking a significant milestone as the model celebrates 90 years since its historic debut. As with the Skoda Kodiaq, the new Skoda Superb boasts several shared features, such as the innovative gear selector on the steering column and the state-of-the-art 12.9" touch screen.
A notable addition to the Superb's safety features is the Crossroad Assist system, employing radar sensors in the front bumper to detect oncoming traffic at intersections with limited visibility. This provides both visual and acoustic warnings in the digital cockpit, adding an extra layer of reassurance for the driver.
A Spacious Superb Combi with Enhanced Practicality: Known for its generous space and practicality, the new Skoda Superb Combi impresses even further. With increased dimensions of 1,482 mm in height, 1,849 mm in width, and 4,902 mm in length, the Superb Combi gains an extra 5 mm in height and 40 mm in length. This expansion results in an enlarged luggage compartment, now boasting a capacious 690 liters, solidifying its position as one of the most spacious cars in its class.
The Tour de France is an exciting event not only for cycling enthusiasts but also for automotive lovers. Skoda has once again seized the opportunity to showcase its engineering prowess and dedication to innovation. With the forthcoming arrivals of the new Kodiaq and Superb, Skoda continues to captivate the world with its impressive lineup of vehicles that combine performance, practicality, and sustainability. So, keep your eyes peeled on Sunday as these two cars dressed in camouflage steal the spotlight, hinting at the remarkable future ahead for Skoda's automotive offerings.