Skoda Kodiaq facelift manufacturing to start by December 2021, deliveries to start early 2022

Skoda has additionally confirmed that it’s going to not convey the performance-focused RS variant to India

  • The facelifted Kodiaq will enter manufacturing by December 2021 with a launch quickly.

  • Skoda has made some modifications to the Kodiaq which embody an even bigger grille and tweaked bonnet.

  • On the within, it can get a brand new two-spoke steering wheel, new upholstery and trim choices.

  • The 2021 Kodiaq is anticipated to be powered by the Very good’s 2-litre turbo-petrol engine.

  • Skoda is anticipated to start out the worth of this SUV from Rs 33 lakh (ex-showroom).

Skoda Kodiaq is out of the Indian market since April 2020. Skoda India Director, Zack Hollis lately tweeted that the facelifted model of the full-size premium SUV will enter manufacturing in December 2021, with deliveries commencing in January 2022. Skoda is anticipated to launch the up to date SUV by the top of this yr.

The up to date Kodiaq was unveiled globally in April 2021 and is obtainable in a number of trims together with the RS variant. Nevertheless, in a separate tweet, Zac dominated out the potential for the 245PS Kodiaq RS reaching our shores.

2021 Kodiaq L&K Front

As a part of the replace, Skoda has modified the bonnet, and entrance and rear bumpers. The 2021 Kodiaq additionally will get an even bigger entrance grille, smooth LED headlamps, new alloy wheels (most likely an 18-inch unit) and new LED taillights.

Whereas the cabin structure stays the identical because the pre-facelift mannequin, the facelifted Kodiaq now will get a two-spoke steering wheel as seen within the carmaker’s newest fashions such because the Kushak and the fourth-gen Octavia. And as you’d anticipate with a facelift, the SUV now comes with revised upholstery and trim choices.

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Skoda is anticipated to supply the Kodiaq with a sole 2-litre turbo-petrol engine. This is identical unit that powers the Very good, producing 190PS and 320Nm. Count on the engine to solely come mated to a 7-speed DSG computerized. The SUV will even get an all-wheel drivetrain.

The facelifted SUV’s tools could get extra options reminiscent of ventilated and heated entrance seats with therapeutic massage perform, an up to date 12-speaker sound system and 10-colour footwell LED ambient lighting. Skoda will proceed to supply the Kodiaq with a panoramic sunroof, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a digital driver show. The protection package will embody a number of airbags, digital stability management, in addition to entrance and rear parking sensors.

We anticipate the producer to cost the up to date Kodiaq beginning Rs 33 lakh (ex-showroom). 2021 will go towards the likes of Kodiak MG GlosterThe 7-seater SUV (Meridian) from the Ford Endeavor, Toyota Fortuner and the upcoming Jeep.

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