The Skoda Kodiaq facelift, at last, has a day for kickoff in India – January 10. Informal appointments for the facelifted Kodiaq have previously started at select Skoda showrooms, with conveyances scheduled to start from January 14. The Kodiaq is making a rebound in our solicitation later an almost double cross rest, when it was suspended in April 2020 after Skoda’s choice to pull the draw on its diesel line-up during the progress to BS6.
The mid-life facelift on the Kodiaq was broadly presented in April and carried with it smoothed out styling, farther tech, and in particular, a shift in perspective.
- Styling refreshes on the new Kodiaq incorporate reexamined cross-section, headlamps, and new cradles.
- Inside probably to get virtual cockpit computerized instrument bunch
- Kodiaq facelift will be fueled by a sole-liter TSI machine
Exterior design: Given that this is simply a mid-life facelift, the 2017 Kodiaq’s visual improvements are limited. The Kodiaq receives a new, more upright grille, a raised bonnet, updated headlights with new LED Daytime Running Lamp signatures, and a slightly altered front bumper up front. Similarly, the taillights and bumper have been somewhat modified in the back.
There are no modifications to the SUV’s shape, while the alloy wheels are scheduled to be redesigned. Skoda is also likely to launch the Sportline grade of the Kodiaq this time, which features various blacked-out pieces in place of the base car’s chrome accents. In India, the Superb receives a similar treatment.
Interior and Features: Within, as well, the essential format and plan of the dashboard stay like the pre-facelift model. Notwithstanding, an eminent update could be Skoda’s new two-talked directing wheel, presently seen on all Skoda models, including the Superb, Octavia, Kushaq, and the impending Slavia. There could be different changes to the upholstery and trim components too. As in the past, the Kodiaq will keep on being presented with three lines of seating.
As far as highlights, the new Kodiaq is relied upon to be liberally kitted out, very much like its archetype. That implies it will proceed with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment framework with refreshed programming, a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit instrument group, surrounding lighting, three-zone programmed environment control, all-encompassing sunroof, sans hands stopping, front and backstopping sensors, nine airbags, and the sky is the limit from there. Worldwide, the Kodiaq facelift likewise gets a bigger 9.2-inch infotainment screen as a discretionary extra, despite the fact that it is not yet clear assuming it’s presented on the India-spec model.
Motor and Gearbox: The most outstanding update on the Kodiaq facelift is its shift in perspective. The pre-facelift Kodiaq was accessible with a sole 150hp, 2.0-liter diesel motor, yet clinging to Skoda’s petroleum just line-up, the new Kodiaq will likewise be petroleum-fueled. In the engine, the Kodiaq will get a 190hp, 320Nm, 2.0-liter super petroleum motor. Truth be told, we are now acquainted with this motor, as it’s presented on both the Superb and the Octavia. As in the past, the motor will come mated to a 7-speed programmed gearbox with all-wheel drive being standard fit.