2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Launched
The Kodiaq SUV has been reintroduced in the Indian market by Skoda Auto India, with prices starting at Rs. 34.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Skoda Kodiaq SUV is available in three trim levels: Style, Sportline, and Laurin & Klement. In India, the 7-seater SUV is available as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit that is produced domestically at Skoda Auto Volkswagen India’s manufacturing site in Aurangabad. The MG Gloster, Isuzu MU-X, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Toyota Fortuner are also competitors for the Kodiaq facelift. The pre-facelift model was withdrawn in early 2020 when the BS6 emission rules went into effect, resulting in a nearly two-year break for the Kodiaq nameplate in India.
The SUV looks exactly like the facelifted version that debuted in April 2021 around the world. It comes with a signature-style butterfly grille, Crystalline LED headlights with LED DRLs, new fog lamps, 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, silver roof rails, new roof-mounted spoiler, new sharp-looking wraparound LED taillights, a new bumper, and SKODA lettering on the tailgate, among other features. The SUV’s dimensions are 4,699 mm long, 1,882 mm wide, and 1,685 mm tall, with a 2,791 mm wheelbase.
The Kodiaq facelift features a new two-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, an 8-inch infotainment system with Navigation and Wireless Smartlink, a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit, panoramic sunroof, 3-zone climatronic air conditioning, 12-speaker Canton Sound system with subwoofer, electrically adjustable front seats, and more. The Style and Laurin & Klement models emphasise rear-seat elegance, with stone beige leather upholstery for the L&K and additional chrome both inside and out. In terms of safety, the SUV has 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Mechanical Brake Assist (MBA) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Anti Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), and more.
Engine And Transmission
The facelifted Skoda Kodiaq SUV is only available in petrol. It is powered by the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine that powers the Superb and Octavia sedans. The engine produces 187 horsepower and 320 Nm of peak torque and is coupled to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. A 148 horsepower 2.0-litre diesel engine was available in the BS4 generation of the SUV.
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