years after the Skoda Kodiaq was launched in the Indian market, Skoda has
updated its SUV with an even more refined and striking design language with
improvements to the engine, chassis, driving dynamics, safety, in-cabin
entertainment and connectivity and comfort and luxury features.
For the first time, the Kodiaq comes equipped
with an all-new powerful yet efficient 2.0 TSI petrol engine mated to a 7-speed
DSG transmission sending power to all four wheels. The car is now available in
showrooms across the country, at a starting price of Rs 34.99 lakh
(ex-showroom, pan India). The new Skoda Kodiaq is available exclusively
as a seven-seater in Style, SportLine and Laurin & Klement variants.
PRICE (EX SHOWROOM,
its redesigned front and rear, new off-road features and a hexagonal Skoda
grille, the all-new Skoda Kodiaq now adds on a dash more of ruggedness. The Kodiaq features a new bonnet, the front
and rear bumpers are now body-coloured, and the head and taillight clusters
have new cosmetic and functional additions to them. The headlights now have the
Skoda Crystalline LEDs with illuminated eyelashes and dynamic turn indicators
at the rear. Moreover, a new rear spoiler design optimises the large SUV’s
aerodynamics. The differently styled alloys for the 45.72cm (R18) wheels will
be unique for all variants.
Style and Laurin & Klement variants focus on the rear seat luxury with
stone beige leather perforated upholstery for the L&K, with more chrome
inside and outside.
SportLine has a more driver-oriented appeal with all black suedia interiors, a
3-spoke flat-bottom sport steering wheel, more side bolstering, integrated
headrests, and expanded shoulder support sport seats for enthusiastic
cornering. Also adding to the array of
interior comfort features are the 12-way adjustable electric seats with
in-built cooling and heating in the L&K. Carrying forward the all-new bold
theme, the Skoda Kodiaq is equipped in options of a three or two-spoke steering
wheel, ambient lighting along with a state-of-the-art Canton 625 W 12-speaker
audio system with a subwoofer. Besides, customers can remotely open and shut
windows, door mirrors and the all-new panoramic sunroof.
ENGINE AND DYNAMICS
the heart of the all new Skoda Kodiaq is the 2.0 TSI engine. Making 190 PS and
320Nm, this engine allows the vehicle to accelerate to 100kph in just 7.8
seconds(claimed figure). Further enhancing the driving dynamics of this all-terrain
luxury SUV is the progressive steering. It flexes its forces depending on
driving conditions and vehicle speed, making the Kodiaq easy to manoeuvre at
slow speeds and offering the driver better control at higher speeds.
addition, the first-in-segment Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) offered in the
L&K, further adds to the Kodiaq capabilities of on-road and all-terrain
dynamics. DCC allows the driver to select between Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sports,
Snow and Individual driving modes. At the heart of the DCC are dual-shell,
gas-liquid shock absorbers mated to an Electronic Control Unit that constantly
monitors terrain and provides optimum damping characteristics to each shock
absorber lending smooth and consistent ride and handling characteristics
allowing a full-size SUV like the Kodiaq to pack in agile, car-like dynamics.
CONNECTIVITY AND INFOTAINMENT
cars becoming an extension of our connected lives, the new Skoda Kodiaq is
equipped with a 20.32cm infotainment touchscreen equipped with inbuilt
navigation and full connectivity via the MySkodaConnect App. Further enhancing
in-car connectivity are an array of latest-generation USB C ports accessible to
the front passengers and a 12V socket for the convenience of the rear passengers,
wireless charging for your phone, and support for wireless Android Auto and
all new Kodiaq also ensures a clean and non-distracting instrument readouts for
the driver. The Style variant comes with 4 analogue dials and digital readouts
displaying essential information to the driver. The SportLine and L&K trims
come with a fully programmable Virtual Cockpit with digital dials and a digital
console that complements the 26.03 cm media interface with five themes to suit
the driver’s needs.
a total of 9 airbags standard, the Skoda Kodiaq also includes adaptive front
headlights, automatic dimming exterior mirror (on driver side) and defogging
across all transparent surfaces, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic brake
assist, stability control, multi-collision braking and park assist with
handsfree parking among others. In addition, the flagship L&K packs in hill
descent control and a 360-degree camera as standard.
further to the list of new features in the all new Kodiaq is a 40:20:40 split
of second-row seats and a 50-50 split third-row backrest that completely folds
down, enhancing space, flexibility and versatility. The SUV also features
double dashboard storage, under steering storage and a front centre armrest
storage. Besides, being a full-size seven-seater, the new Kodiaq is abundant
with storage crevices, holders and luggage capacity.
Kodiaq comes standard with an illuminated and cooled glovebox in the front and
270 litres of boot space at the back with seven seats up. With the last row
seats folded down, customers have a substantial 630 litres of storage. And in
case the family wants to move houses, the new Kodiaq can make a whopping 2005
litres of luggage space available with all five seats in the rear folded down.
Kodiaq now gets the famous umbrella wet case in each front door with an
umbrella itself provided for the driver. Also standard is the Virtual Pedal
with the electric tailgate allowing users to open and close the rear boot with just
a swing of the leg, negating the need to fish for keys or hunt for buttons when
carrying luggage or shopping to be stored in the boot.
for comfort in long journeys, the Kodiaq also offers a Power Nap Package with a
blanket, allowing passengers to have a relaxed and comfortable experience, as
the Kodiaq munches the miles. Not to be forgotten are the other usual Skoda
Auto enhancements like a ticket-holder in the A-pillar, illuminated and cooled
glovebox, dashboard storage, and the Easy Grip mat for the front bottle holder.
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