Skoda has launched the 2022 facelift Kodiaq with prices starting at ₹34.99 lakh. The Kodiaq will be available in 3 trims namely Style, SportLine, and Laurin & Klement. Powering the Skoda Kodiaq is the 2.0 TSI 190PS and 320NM petrol engine mated to the 7-speed DSG transmission sending power to all four wheels. In terms of exteriors the updated Kodiaq comes with redesigned front and rear, new off-road features and a hexagonal ŠKODA grille. The SUV also gets a new bonnet and restyled body coloured bumpers. The headlights now have the ŠKODA Crystalline LEDs with illuminated eyelashes and dynamic turn indicators at the rear. At the rear you also get a spoiler design. The R18 alloys get new design for all the variants.
In terms of interiors the Kodiaq now gets rear seat luxury with stone beige leather perforated upholstery for the L&K, with more chrome inside and outside on the L&K trim. The outside. The SportLine has a more driver-oriented appeal with all black suedia interiors, a 3-spoke flat-bottom sport steering wheel, more side bolstering, integrated headrests, and expanded shoulder support sport seats for enthusiastic cornering. Also adding to the array of interior comfort features are the 12-way adjustable electric seats with in-built cooling and heating in the L&K. Carrying forward the all-new bold theme, the ŠKODA KODIAQ is equipped in options of a three or two-spoke steering wheel, ambient lighting along with a state-of-the-art Canton 625 W 12-speaker audio system with a subwoofer. Besides, customers can remotely open and shut windows, door mirrors and the all-new panoramic sunroof. In addition the Kodiaq also comes with a 10.2 inch virtual cockpit screen as its instrument cluster along with a 10.3 inch touchscreen AVN system.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India, said, “KODIAQ has a rich, international legacy of being a pioneering model of our SUV campaign. In India, as in with the other markets where the KODIAQ is present, the SUV has stood out for the ample space on offer, comprehensive range of equipment and its excellent value-for-money proposition. With the all-new ŠKODA KODIAQ, we build on the design aesthetic, comfort, engine and dynamic capabilities, along with thoughtful additions in the cabin. With several segment leading features and uncompromising safety, ŠKODA KODIAQ is a complete luxury package for the family, whether it is everyday driving or off-road adventures.”
In terms of safety features the Skoda Kodiaq comes with 9 airbags, adaptive front headlights, automatic dimming exterior mirror (on driver side) and defogging across all transparent surfaces, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic brake assist, stability control, multi-collision braking and park assist with handsfree parking among others. In addition, the flagship L&K packs in hill descent control and a 360-degree camera as standard.
The Skoda Kodiaq goes up against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Compass, Citroen Aircross C5, Toyota Fortuner and the MG Gloster in its segment.