Nashville, San Jose, NHL Teams Get Strange Czech Tribute SUVS From Skoda

Fans of the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks hockey teams are probably scratching their heads. For their return trip to play hockey in Europe for a recent Global Series matchup, the teams were presented with a one-time special featuring some… interesting… changes. The Czech automaker customized these SUVs hoping to capitalize on Europeans’ hunger for NHL hockey.

Skoda customized two SUVs for American NHL teams

The two teams met in Prague, Czech Republic for a special match. But Skoda decided to capitalize on the Prague fans’ enthusiasm for the game by releasing two customized for the game. Skoda is part of the Volkswagen group and sells those that are basically rebadged in Europe. But these two customs are a unique European version of a .

employee responsible for transforming cars into unconventional team mascots.

What is the Skoda Kodiaq?

Front angled view of white 2023 VW Tiguan crossover SUV
2023 VW Tiguan | Volkswagen

The Skoda Kidiaq is named after the Kodiak bear, but there isn’t much ferocity in this VW. Like the VW Tiguan we can get stateside, the Kodiaq is a seven-seat SUV. But, unlike the 184-horsepower version we get, the Kodiaq gets a small 1.4-liter with a standard 123 horsepower. In Europe, however, they get a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed dual-clutch auto, with the optional 148-horsepower four-cylinder.

What is the Skoda Enyaq iV?

A turquoise Volkswagen ID.4 EV parked in front of the port of a Greek island.
Volkswagen ID.4 | Volkswagen

The Enyaq iV is a . Every new electric Skoda name will start with the letter E and the Enyaq iV is a first for the brand. The specifications are practically identical to the VW ID.4. VW uses the in the USA for its electric cars.

Ohh, and for those who were wondering: The Nashville Predators won the game, 4 to 1.

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