Skoda will launch the Kodiaq facelift SUV in India in January subsequent yr


The brand new Kodiaq SUV, which has already been launched within the international markets, will get higher aerodynamics, superior design and a strong TSI petrol engine for the top-spec Kodiaq RS SUV.

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HT Auto Desk

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written by : Sabyasachi Dasgupta
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Revised:
13 October 2021, 12:25 pm


Skoda will launch the facelift model of the Kodiaq SUV in India subsequent yr.

Following the success of the Kushak, Skoda might be trying on the facelifted model of the Kodiaq SUV to cement its place within the sports activities utility car section. Skoda Auto India Director Zack Hollis confirmed that the Czech automotive model will launch the brand new Kodiaq SUV in India in January subsequent yr.

The brand new Kodiaq SUV, which has already been launched within the international markets, will get higher aerodynamics, superior design and a strong TSI petrol engine for the top-spec Kodiaq RS SUV. The brand new Kodiaq is obtainable in Lively, Ambition and Model trim ranges in addition to L&Ok, Sportline and RS. Nonetheless, Skoda is but to verify whether or not it’s going to convey the RS model of the SUV to India as effectively.

The Skoda Kodiaq is presently supplied in India in three trims – Model, Scout and L&Ok. It comes with a beginning value of 33 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes up 36.79 lakh (ex-showroom).

The brand new Kodiaq SUV will get a redesigned, extra vertical Skoda grille, Matrix LED headlights, aluminum-effect trims on the entrance and rear apron, amongst different options. Visually, the facelift mannequin now seems extra strong in its look with improved aerodynamics. Additionally, the SUV is anticipated to be supplied with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

Modifications have additionally been made within the cabin of the Kodiaq facelift SUV. Along with the brand new trim slats, the Kodiaq now contains extra distinction stitching on the dashboard and door panels, which may accommodate as much as seven folks with an non-obligatory third-row folding seat.

The brand new Kodiaq additionally will get ventilated seats, together with therapeutic massage perform for the driving force and entrance passenger and is a primary for the mannequin vary. There are extra options in LED ambient lighting. The Skoda SUV is now outfitted with a ten.25-inch digital cockpit and a 9.2-inch infotainment system.

Two diesel and three gasoline engines present outputs between 150 hp and 245 hp. The two.0 TSI petrol engine fitted to the RS variant makes its debut within the Kodiaq. The entry-level 1.5-litre TSI is the one variant accessible with a 6-speed handbook gearbox and front-wheel drive. All different variants get a 7-speed DSG transmission as normal; All-wheel drive additionally comes normal with the brand new Kodiaq which delivers 190 hp or extra.

First printed date: 13 October 2021 at 12:25 pm IST



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