KODIAQ Soars over the Swiss Alps

And now it’s even flying! After three months of preparations, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ takes a flight over the Alps.

10. 4. 2017 Models

What was the cause for the new ŠKODA KODIAQ to fly? ŠKODA France conducted an exclusive demonstration drive at 3,000 metres above sea level a few days before its national launch.

A helicopter carrying this very precious payload started from Saanen-Gstaad airport in Switzerland at 1,014 meters. To get to the next level, so to speak, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ enjoyed a flight over the Glacier 3000 ski area.

After seven minutes in the air, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ landed near a snowy circuit. Here the car showed off what it can do during an exceptional driving session within the heart of the Swiss Alps. The experience unambiguously proved that this SUV 4.70 metres long can handle any road conditions with agility and safety.

The model chosen for this feat is a KODIAQ 2.0 TDI, equipped with a 150 hp engine, 7 seats, and a 4×4 drivetrain. This intervention only required two men to place the ŠKODA KODIAQ on its transport net and three people to receive it at the glacier. The helicopter deployed for this undertaking is usually used for transporting goods, which is why it has only one seating place inside for the pilot. It can carry up to 1,900 kg of materials.

“With this operation, we wanted to demonstrate that our new ŠKODA KODIAQ is at ease in all road conditions,” explained Lahouari BENNAOUM Head of ŠKODA France. “Offering 7 seats and a 4×4 drivetrain, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ will allow our customers to discover new terrain.”

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