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Re: Towing

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:26 pm
by old man
old man wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:52 pm
I meant to say in my previous post, I'm just outside Bridgwater in Somerset. If you're anywhere nearby, you're welcome to see/come out in my car if you haven't already been able to test drive the model you want.

Re: Towing

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:36 am
by old man
Thinking about what I wrote yesterday regarding boot space, my observations were based on having the rear seat backs folded when going on holiday.
With the rear seat backs upright, I think the Hyundai probably had the bigger boot, which could explain why there seems to be more rear passenger space in the Kodiaq.

Once again, nothing scientific or measured here, just my impressions.

Re: Towing

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:26 pm
by Kodiconvert
Thanks for the replies. Sorry I haven't replied sooner but for some reason I didn't get alerted to your posts nor see them before now.

Your observations are pretty much the same as mine. Re boot space in comparison to the Sorento the Kodiaq's boot space is smaller;

Rear seat to hatch S=113cm K=108
Width between inner wheel arches S=107cm K=103
Boot aperture height is also down about 40mm (but I think the inner height may be better in the Kodiaq.

Given these differences I don't understand how all the press reports/specs say the Sorento volume with seats down is 1660litres and the Kodaiq 2005l. Even so I have placed an order! The Hyundai 5yr and Kia 7 yr warranties are only valid if you plan on keeping the car that long. As I am on my 3rd Sorento since March 2015 its not of great value to me. I have plans to keep the K for 4 years and have signed up to have the 4th year warranty so i'm covered.

Thanks for the offer to meet. I have driven the 1.5TSi and was impressed so hoping the 2.0 will be even better. I am over in the East near Frome so unfortunately not that close.

Re: Towing

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:46 pm
by Kenny R
According to the Kodiaq brochure the 5 seat has 2065 litres of space, the 7 seater has less.


This shows both versions...


Re: Towing

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:56 pm
by Kodiconvert
Thanks for this. I have not seen these images before (despite my hours of research online). Where are they taken from, can you share the link please?

Re: Towing

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm
by Kodiconvert
Well, last month I didn't get a definitive answer from the dealer about whether the factory fit towbar electrics were wired to provide circuits to the caravan for the fridge and charging system, so I asked Skoda Customer Services via the web. I have just received my 3rd update below.....


'Further to your recent enquiry dated 14 January 2019. I am sincerely sorry that I have not yet been able to provide an answer to this query.

I am still awaiting some information from our Product Marketing Team. I do sincerely apologise for any inconvenience which this delay may have caused. No discourtesy is intended.

I will of course provide an update as soon as I have further information'.

Kind regards

Dean Goodwin
Customer Relations Advisor

Fortunately in the meantime (and before placing my order I found a dealer that did confirm the full wiring and also reading other forum threads.
Surely its not that difficult for Skoda UK to find out - in hindsight I should of taken a wiring test kit into the showroom, lol

Re: Towing

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:46 pm
by Stevie C
Kodiconvert, slightly off your topic because I tow with the 190 Tdi 7 seater, but it is the best tow car I've owned.
Still have my Volvo XC60 but the Kodiac knocks spots off it.
The factory towbar has a 13 pin electric socket carefully incorporated in the forged neck of the towbar.
Electric deployed and stowed ( tho you need push it up to click to lock it away for the last few inches).
It powers my fridge ok too.

Kodiaq Tow_bar.jpg

Kodiak150 Man NoTowbar.jpg

Re: Towing

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:01 pm
by Kodiconvert
Thanks Stevie.

Useful to see the eye on the tow ball for the breakaway cable to. Didn't notice that on the car in the showroom.

Must admit the socket in the base of the bar is very neat.