Skoda India will launch the Kodiaq facelift SUV on January 10th. Discontinued due to the introduction of BSVI norms, the SUV is coming back after almost 2 years. This would be the Czech carmaker’s third car launch in the past 6 months. The Kushaq was launched in the last week of June and the Slavia back in November.
Skoda would like to improve their market share in the coming months with the addition of Kodiaq. This would make Kodiaq the 6th car in the current Skoda India’s lineup.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift variants
The Kodiaq facelift will be sold in three variants according to reports: Style, Laurin & Klement (L&K) and Sportline. The predecessor was only available in Style and L&K trims, the Sportline will be a new addition.
Similarly to the Superb Sportline, the Kodiaq Sportline will also feature darkened exterior and interior elements. The Sportline will also receive more features than the other two trims.
Skoda Kodiaq Design
Like we told you earlier there is no major update in terms of the exterior and interior design. However, Skoda is going to update the headlights, taillight, front and rear bumper and redesign the alloy wheels.
No major changes are expected for the dashboard design as well. Even the seating layout is the same, no changes there. However, Skoda has upgraded the infotainment system and the driver’s digital instrumental cluster.
Major changes are happening under the hood. The Kodiaq facelift will only be available in a 2.0-litre petrol avatar like its siblings. It will produce similar outputs such as 190hp and 320Nm of torque. Paired to a 7-speed DST gearbox, the Kodiaq facelift will get all-wheel drive as standard, unlike the others.
It is equipped with features such as 3-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, hands-free parking, Dynamic chassis control (DCC), ventilated front seats, ambient lighting and more.
With the production of the Kodiaq already in progress, delivery should begin very soon. The SUV has no direct competitors as of now. However, it will rival the VW Tiguan, Mahindra XUV700 (petrol), Citroen C5 Aircross and the upcoming Jeep Meridian.