The 2022 Skoda Kodiaq (facelift mannequin) has began arriving at dealerships in India, and the brand new variant attracts energy from a petroleum engine
Czech carmaker Skoda has began dispatching the facelifted Kodiaq in India. Final month (October 2021) 17 items of the SUV had been dispatched to the model’s sellers throughout the nation. Nonetheless, it ought to be famous that Zack Hollis, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Director, Skoda India, had earlier stated that the meeting of the Kodiaq facelift will start in India in December 2021.
This might both imply that Skoda is fast-tracking its launch plans for the Kodiaq, or that sellers are pre-stocking their stock. The latter situation appears extra probably. The SUV is anticipated to be launched in our market in January 2022. In comparison with the earlier (pre-facelift) variant, which was bought in India with a diesel engine, the facelift variant will get a BS6-compliant petrol powerplant.
This petrol engine shall be a 2.0-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 unit that’s able to producing 190 PS and 320 Nm of peak energy and torque respectively. Transmission choices shall be restricted to only one – a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox. This powertrain-transmission combo can be seen on the Skoda Very good and Octavia.
By way of design, the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq will get a restyled entrance grille, sleeker headlamps and a brand new entrance bumper. The taillights have additionally been restyled, and the alloy wheels may also be new. As for the inside, modifications will embody new upholstery, a digital cockpit (10.25-inch digital instrument console), and a model new two-spoke steering wheel (multi-function).
The SUV is anticipated to get options like 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, ambient LED lighting, cruise management, ventilated/heated seats, wi-fi smartphone charger, and many others. To maintain passengers protected, a number of airbags, parking sensors, rear parking digicam, stability management, ABS with EBD, and many others. may also be on provide.
The Skoda Kodiaq shall be delivered to the Indian market through the CKD import route, and is anticipated to have a beginning value of round Rs. 35 lakhs (ex-showroom). The SUV shall be supplied in just one or two trim ranges, with even the bottom variant being extraordinarily nicely geared up. At launch, its closest rivals right here would be the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.