Their 1.4 litre is no slouch. We need to forget engine size these days. These new engines and very efficient and the new gear boxes add to that. The Kodiaq 1.4 TSI 110-kW (150-PS) 4×4, top speed 197 km/h, 0-100 km/h in 9.8 seconds, combined consumption 6.8 l /100 km, 153 g CO2/km.
I've made an assumption, rightly or wrongly, that it's the same 1.4-litre 110kw unit from the Yeti 4x4 version. I'm not saying it's a bad engine, and yes it's turbocharged so it's output is more comparable to 2.0 and 2.4-litre naturally aspirated engines in competitors, I just perhaps foolishly hoped it would have the 2.0-litre 162kw/350Nm engine from the Octavia as standard. Again, it really depends what you're looking for in the car, and Kodiaq may surprise me, but the CX-9 is really, really nice in my opinion, and the Kodiaq will have to do something special to ask for the same money to get me as a buyer. It may yet surprise, though.