Looks like the UK car magazines have had some early first drives in the new Kodiaq, here are a collection of the reviews I've found so far:
http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/skoda/yeti/first-drives/2016-skoda-kodiaq-prototype-reviewThe Skoda's Kodiaq, at least in this early prototype form, shows real promise, with space and quality shining through.
Skoda is still to confirm pricing, and this will be crucial, but if the Kodiaq undercuts the Land Rover Discovery Sport by a sizable margin - as it's expected to - it will be well worth considering. Not only is it more practical than its closest rivals, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento, it's also classier inside and more enjoyable to drive.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/skoda/kodiaq/96276/skoda-kodiaq-prototype-2016-reviewSkoda has taken its sweet time with this one, but our first taste of the Kodiaq demonstrates a car with real promise. Based on early impressions, the spacious and good-to-drive Kodiaq has the potential to be a class-leading family off-roader. Providing engineers can polish some rough edges, Skoda could have a hit on its hands - if the price is right, that is.
http://www.whatcar.com/news/2017-skoda-kodiaq-prototype-review/Pricing is still to be confirmed, but Skoda is suggesting that the 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel model will start at less than £25,000, which would make the Kodiaq cheaper than all its seven-seat rivals - and plenty of five-seat ones, too. In the five-seat only VW Tiguan, for example, the same engine costs £25,560 when combined with the cheapest S trim.
Add in the fact that it's more practical than direct rivals, such as the Kia Sorento, as well as classier inside and better to drive, and it's likely to be well worth considering.
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