The Kodiaq GT is set to be Skoda’s flagship model in China, the only country in which it will be built and sold.
It will be in Chinese dealerships before the end of the year, manufactured as part of a joint venture between local car maker SAIC and Skoda.
The SUV-coupe is based on the existing five-door Kodiaq, which is already built in China for the domestic market.
The Kodiaq GT is new from the front doors backwards, the new car getting a a sloping roofline, sleeker glasshouse, and a new, angular tailgate. In addition, there are new bumpers and tail lights, and the addition of a small rear spoiler.
There are no current plans to offer the five-seater for sale in Europe. Skoda’s European production is understood to be at capacity, and there is simply nowhere to build it. Skoda is reluctant to import from China and would instead prefer to concentrate its efforts on being a success in the the car’s home market.