Skoda reveals the Kodiaq SUV at media event – though the model still uses lots of camo

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The Czech manufacturer has decided to go the “Batman“ road and has introduced a black-masked pre-production prototype of its all new crossover during a media event, ahead of the official public debut scheduled for the Paris Motor Show.

Skoda has decided to host an anniversary celebration via a special event at its museum in Prague – marking 25 years of cooperation with its Volkswagen parent. The interesting thing is the automaker also decided to have on show a pre-production prototype of the brand’s latest sport utility vehicle. This one is going to be larger than the Yeti and it looks to sport the same dimensions as the current generation VW Tiguan (since it also has its components, anyways) while being inspired by the recent Vision S concept in terms of styling. The carmaker presented during the event a carefully camouflaged vehicle, with the front and back fascias completely concealed.

Instead, the side profile, wheels, side mirrors, and underbody cladding have been left out in the open showing the production model will be delivering most of the major visual details of the study. The A-Plus moniker has been used for the pre-production prototype but this is considered an internal codename and the rumor mill is still betting on the Kodiaq name for the official reveal – as the manufacturer has already trademarked it. The SUV is being underpinned by the familiar and flexible MQB platform and we’re expecting the very familiar range of gasoline and diesel engines, alongside a dual-clutch automatic transmission and an AWD system – with pricing kicking off at approximately $26,100 (€24,000).