Skoda Auto India has
introduced the new Kodiaq Laurin & Klement at an introductory ex-showroom
price of Rs 35.99 lakh. The Kodiaq marked the beginning of Skoda’s SUV campaign
in India. The Laurin & Klement variant, with its characteristic design,
extraordinary interior space, practical intelligence, and innovative
technology, pushes the yardstick further.
The Skoda Kodiaq Laurin &
Klement will be available in five colour options: Lava Blue, Quartz Grey, Moon
White, Magic Black, and the all-new Magnetic Brown.
The Kodiaq Laurin &
Klement’s fascia is dominated by a distinctive chrome grille and the large
SUV’s appearance is characterised by LED headlights with illuminated
“eyelashes” and 18(R) Trinity alloy wheels.
At the back, the Kodiaq Laurin
& Klement dons crystalline elements in the Skoda’s-typical C-shape LED
taillights. The chrome trim in the rear bumper borders the exhaust pipes and
the diffuser. The silver roof rails intensify the premium feel of this Skoda
The Laurin & Klement badge
sits on the front wings and is tastefully complemented by the Kodiaq-embossed
aluminium door sill scuff plates that entice you into the interior. Luxurious
details and styling accents are found throughout the car. The decorative parts
are black, reminiscent of piano lacquer, and are complemented by graceful
chrome details. Elegant touches include the Laurin & Klement logo on the
stone beige leather upholstery, and the infotainment system home screen.
The 360° Surround Area View,
with an array of four wide-angle cameras mounted on the front and the rear as
well as the wing mirror covers, displays the immediate area surrounding the car
on the infotainment system.
The Hands-Free Parking minimises
the hassle of parking in tight spots by automatically selecting an appropriate
parking place in a row of parallel or perpendicularly parked vehicles. In
today’s crowded cities and space-starved streets, hands-free parking is a blessing
indeed and needs a space 60 cm longer than the car itself when parking in
The Skoda Kodiaq Laurin &
Klement hosts the most technically advanced and intelligent connectivity
features. The SUV opens up new vistas with the Virtual Cockpit: a customisable
digital instrument panel that offers a fresh perspective of all important
driving data and navigation. You can customise and control the same with the
View button on the multifunctional steering wheel.
eight-inch capacitive touch display in glass design reacts to the touch of a
finger, not just to pressure; and is a part of the new generation Amundsen
infotainment system developed by Skoda. The SmartLink+ all-in-one technology
integrates SmartGate, alongside Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink, as
standard. The premium Canton Sound system features 10 speakers, including
subwoofer, and has a power output of 575 watts. New age connectivity solutions
along with BossConnect, integrated with the Skoda Media Command App, help
occupants control functions like radio, music, and navigation from the comfort
of the rear seat.
‘SIMPLY CLEVER’ TOUCHES
The ‘Simply Clever’ features
available in The Kodiaq Laurin & Klement include, for example, Door-Edge
Protection which deploys automatically when opening the car door and prevents
the metal edge of the door from coming into contact with a garage wall or an
adjacent car. When shutting the door, the trim folds itself back in. The
protective elements on the front bumper prevent scratches to your car as well
as the neighbouring vehicles.
The ‘Simply Clever’ Power Nap
Package of the car will enable rear passengers to sleep soundly on a long
journey. It includes variable headrests of the outer seats for a comfortably
supported head posture while sleeping and two blankets.
The model also features a
Digital Voice Enhancement feature, which transmits the driver’s and front
passenger’s voice to the passengers in the rear via a microphone in the
cockpit, thereby facilitating a smooth interaction among occupants.
The Kodiaq Laurin &
Klement offers a boot capacity of 270 litres, which extends to 2,005 litres
with the rear seats folded down. In addition, the Virtual Pedal enables a
contact-free access. You can also adjust the upper position of the fifth door
to suit your needs.
The 2.0 TDI (4x4, AT) diesel
engine of the SUV generates 147.94hp of power and 340 Nm of torque. The
all-wheel-drive system with electronic control delivers a big increase in
traction, stability, and safety. The all-wheel drive has an electronically
controlled multi-plate clutch which allows the Kodiaq to venture off-road.
The control unit constantly
calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle. Any loss of traction is
virtually eliminated due to a control system that is dependent on driving
status. When the Kodiaq is cruising, the power is transmitted to the front axle
thereby increasing the fuel efficiency.
Standard safety in the SUV includes
a wide range of features such as nine airbags: dual front, side airbags at
front and rear, curtain airbags at front and rear, and driver knee airbag,
which remains the segment benchmark.
The car is equipped with iBuzz
Fatigue Alert which detects signs of fatigue in the driver and prompts the
driver to take a break. In addition, a host of security equipment and safety
support functions include AFS (Adaptive Front light System), ABS (Anti-lock
Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic
Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision
Brake), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), and EDS
(Electronic Differential Lock).
The car also features the
all-new state-of-the-art Anti-Theft alarm with interior monitoring, acoustic
warning signal for overrun speed, engine immobiliser with floating code system,
dual-tone warning horn, rear view camera with washer, exterior mirror and rear
windscreen defogger with timer, Parktronic sensors at front and rear, underbody
protective cover, and rough road package.
Source: Skoda Auto
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