Introducing the sleek and stylish Skoda Kodiaq facelift – the ultimate SUV that’s set to turn heads and impress at every turn. With its bold new design and cutting-edge features, this vehicle is the perfect blend of luxury and performance, making it the ultimate choice for those who demand nothing but the best. Whether you’re navigating city streets or exploring rugged terrain, the Skoda Kodiaq facelift is designed to deliver a thrilling driving experience that’s sure to exceed your expectations. So buckle up and get ready to experience the ride of a lifetime with the Skoda Kodiaq facelift.
Our market has just seen the introduction of the updated Skoda Kodiaq, with prices ranging from Rs 34.99 lakh for the entry-level Style trim to Rs 37.49 million for the high-end L&K trim (ex-showroom, India). The luxury SUV is now available for preorder, with shipping beginning soon.
The Kodiaq has been absent from Skoda’s lineup since April 2020, when the company decided to phase out its diesel offerings in preparation for the switch to the new BS6 emissions standard.
- The new Kodiaq gets subtle styling updates
- Available in three trims – Style, Sportline and L&K
- Uses a 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine
Skoda Kodiaq facelift price (ex-showroom, India)
|SKODA KODIAQ PRICE (EX-SHOWROOM, INDIA)
|Rs 34.99 lakh
|Rs 35.99 lakh
|Kodiaq Laurin & Klement
|Rs 37.49 lakh
Skoda Kodiaq facelift: exterior design
After receiving a mid-life refresh in other countries last year, many of the updates made their way to the India-bound Kodiaq. Among the modifications are a new, more upright grille, a raised hood, redesigned headlights with distinctive new LED Daytime Running Lamps, and a modified front bumper. As far as the Kodiaq’s profile goes, nothing has changed outside the introduction of a new alloy wheel style. The rear end has had minor updates to the bumper and lighting, but otherwise looks mostly unchanged.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift: interior and features
The new Kodiaq’s control panel looks and functions similarly to the old one. The most obvious change to the inside is the new two-spoke steering wheel that is standard on all Skoda cars as of the 2017 model year. This includes the Superb, Octavia, and Kushaq. Similarly to earlier, the Kodiaq is available with three rows of seating.
The updated Kodiaq has upgraded technology compared to the previous generation. The dynamic chassis control system is the most noticeable of these updates, since it modifies the dampers’ stiffness depending on the selected driving mode. New features include front seats that can be heated or cooled, wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, and a 12-speaker Canton sound system (as against 10-speaker on the pre-facelift SUV).
The top-tier trim also includes a panoramic sunroof, hands-free parking, front and rear parking sensors, and nine airbags in addition to the standard features of an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, and three-zone automatic climate control.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift: engine and gearbox
The updated Kodiaq is powered by the same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol engine seen in the Octavia and Superb, but with increased output to 190 horsepower and 320 Newton-meters (Nm). All models come standard with all-wheel drive and this engine, and the transmission is an automatic with seven speeds. The 2.0-liter diesel engine producing 150 horsepower was removed from the lineup after the redesign.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift: competition check
Until the release of the Jeep Meridian later this year, Skoda’s three-row monocoque SUV has no real competition in the market. But at its price point, the Kodiaq competes with other luxury SUVs like the refreshed Volkswagen Tiguan and the diesel-powered Citroen C5 Aircross.