The 2024 Skoda Kodiaq and 2024 Skoda Superb will have configurable 'smart dials' for the climate control air-conditioning.
- 2024 Skoda Kodiaq and Superb to wear similar cabin designs
- New 'smart dials' to control the climate and infotainment functions
- Both all-new models due in Australia in 2024
As with the closely related Volkswagen Tiguan and not-for-Australia Passat also due for immediate reveal, the latest Skoda flagship models will feature a larger, floating 12.9-inch infotainment system and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster.
While the climate controls appear to be conventional dials at first glance, Skoda has developed three 'smart dials' with individual 1.25-inch displays – similar in size to an Apple Watch screen.
The two outer dials will control various functions for the driver or front passenger, including the temperature and seat heating or ventilation. The central dial will be responsible for audio volume, fan speed, airflow direction, selecting drive modes, and map zoom.
Four hardware buttons will control the front or rear windscreen defrosters, air circulation setting, and automatic air-conditioning function.
Other new features include a "roomy" console area, a column-mounted gear selector like the new Tiguan, a USB-C charge port for dashcams in the rear-view mirror, available massaging seats, a faster 15-watt wireless phone charger with fan cooling, and expanded interior ambient lighting.
A windscreen-projected head-up display, a rear storage compartment with a cup holder on the central tunnel, and up to nine airbags – including front-centre and rear-side – are also confirmed for the Kodiaq.
As previously announced, the 2024 Skoda Kodiaq and Superb will debut in Europe between September and November, with local availability to commence next year.
While the Kodiaq is due in the second quarter of 2024, the Superb won't arrive until later in the year as our high-spec circa-195kW turbo-petrol engine won't be initially available when production commences.
Under the skin, both vehicles will ride on the updated Volkswagen Group MQB Evo platform as close relations to the forthcoming Volkswagen Passat, Tiguan and Tayron.
The Czech brand said the Kodiaq and Superb will be offered with “petrol and diesel engines, as well as plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid powertrains,” with stricter Euro 7 emissions standards set to be enforced on July 1, 2025.