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