Anyway, the 190 PS version of the Kodiaq comes as standard with 4x4 and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. Those things make it pretty heavy (1,761 kg curb weight), so it requires 8.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) and has a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). Frankly, it would be faster to ride a bike!
These independent acceleration tests suggest the actual number is somewhere over 9 seconds to 100 km/h. It makes you wonder if you really need that big of an SUV, as the SEAT Ateca with the same powertrain is about two seconds faster. And as you can see from the first video, the one from Autoforum.cz, the onboard electronics won't let you rev past 2,500rpm while stationary, an annoying little protection system.
It's not cheap either since the powertrain combo will set you back at least €37,040. If you can't afford the top model and opt for either the 1.4 TSI with 150 PS or the lower powered 2.0 TDI, your Kodiaq will take 10 seconds or more to reach the magical acceleration threshold.
Honestly, a sensible person would still buy the Octavia Scout, which can cope with most rough roads and snow banks. But the Kodiaq looks like it's going to put it out of business. Demand is so high that Skoda is going to make a coupe version for the Chinese market. Considering most models sold will cost €35,000 or more, the Kodiaq could be the Czech's biggest cash cow ever.