The Skoda Kodiaq facelift has been introduced in our market, with pricing ranging from Rs 34.99 lakh for the base Style trim to Rs 37.49 lakh for the top-spec L&K trim (ex-showroom, India). Bookings for this high-end SUV have already begun, with delivery expected to begin in the following days.
The Kodiaq returns to Skoda’s lineup nearly two years after it was dropped in April 2020, after Skoda’s decision to cease its diesel lineup during the BS6 transition.
Skoda Kodiaq 2022: Exterior design
Skoda refreshed the Kodiaq in international markets last year, and many of the modifications have been carried over to the India-spec vehicle. The redesigned and more upright grille, a higher bonnet, reworked headlights with new LED Daytime Running Lamp indicators, and a modified front bumper are among the alterations. With the exception of the new alloy wheel design, the Kodiaq has remained unchanged in profile. The taillights and bumper have been somewhat revised in the back, while the remainder of the vehicle remains mostly the same.
Skoda Kodiaq 2022: Interior and features
The new Kodiaq’s dashboard is comparable to the pre-facelift model in terms of fundamental layout and style. The most noticeable interior design modification is the addition of Skoda’s new two-spoke steering wheel, which is visible on all Skoda vehicles, including the Superb, Octavia, and Kushaq. The Kodiaq is still available with three rows of seats, as it was previously.
In terms of equipment, the Kodiaq facelift adds several additional improvements over the previous generation. The most prominent of these new features is dynamic chassis control, which changes the damper strength dependent on the drive mode. Heated and cooled front seats, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a wireless charging pad, and a 12-speaker Canton sound system are among the other new features (as against 10-speaker on the pre-facelift SUV).
An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, three-zone automatic temperature control, a panoramic sunroof, hands-free parking, front and rear parking sensors, and nine airbags are all included in the fully equipped standard.
Skoda Kodiaq 2022: Engine and Gearbox
The Kodiaq restyling is fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI turbojet engine (the same as the unit seen in other models such as Octavia and Superb) which is tuned to develop 190 hp and 320 Nm. This engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and all variants come with all-wheel drive as standard. Skoda has completely removed the 150 hp 2.0-liter diesel engine of the pre-facelift model from the range.