Skoda Kodiaq is the flagship SUV from the Czech carmaker and it’s heading to the Indian market in its latest avatar. Skoda Kodiaq facelift production has kickstarted and bookings are also expected to open soon.
Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Production Kick Starts
Skoda India has started the production of the Kodiaq at its Aurangabad facility. The new Kodiaq comes with a lot of changes over the pre-facelifted model. Kodiaq’s German sibling, the Volkswagen Tiguan, is produced at the very same facility and has been launched at Rs 31.99 Lakh ex-showroom.
Skoda Kodiaq was first introduced with a sole 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that was followed by the Kodiaq Scout before the plug was pulled in the era of stringent BS6 emission norms. Talking about the exteriors, the new Kodiaq comes with tweaked exteriors whereas the overall silhouette remains intact. To start with, the bonnet is now high set and more sculpted for an aggressive look.
The front grille is now bigger and boasts broader borders, flanked by slimmer LED headlights. With the facelift, the LED headlights now also sport Matrix technology. The lower bumper has been tweaked and the fog lights are repositioned too. Skoda has also added new alloy wheels to the range which can now measure up to 20-inch in size. Overall, the Kodiaq facelift looks fresh despite retaining its understated design.
Coming to the interiors, the Kodiaq gets new tech and features. Firstly, the touchpoints have seen some revisions in terms of better quality and stitching. The central touchscreen is now bigger and better and gets a personal voice assistant. The twin-spoke steering wheel is taken from the Octavia and doesn’t look out of place. In terms of features, the Kodiaq offers ventilated front seats with massage function, ambient lighting, panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch virtual cockpit and more.
Skoda Kodiaq drops the frugal 2.0 TDI and makes space for the spritely 2.0-litre TSI that puts out 190 Hp and 320 Nm of torque. It’s the same engine that powers the Octavia and Superb but comes strapped with a clever AWD system that, Skoda likes to call ‘4X4’. Just like the Tiguan, we expect Skoda to launch the Kodiaq in a single fully loaded trim with all the bells and whistles you can ask for. Skoda Kodiaq will take on the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Upcoming Jeep Meridian, Tata Safari and Mahindra XUV700.
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