Skoda on Monday launched the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift (2022 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift) SUV in India at a starting price of Rs 34.99 lakh, ex-showroom. The new Skoda Kodiaq Facelift has been launched in three trims, which include Style, SportLine (Sportline) and Laurin & Clement (Laurin and Clement) variants. The ex-showroom price of the Kodiaq facelift SUV goes up to Rs 37.49 lakh. Bookings for this premium SUV have also started, whose deliveries are going to start in the coming days.
Several changes went introduced in last year's global markets, the new 2022 Skoda Kodiak comes with many updates which have been upgraded exterior, interior designing and are now called BS 6 Compliance Engine 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine.
The Skoda Kodiaq was introduced globally and first in the country in the year 2017. After being discontinued in April last year due to BS-VI norms, the SUV has made a comeback in the Indian market. The 2022 Skoda Kodiaq will compete with cars like Volkswagen Tiguan (Volkswagen Tiguan), Hyundai Tucson (Hyundai Tucson) and Citroen C5 Aircross (Citroen C5 Aircross).
Jack Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said, “With the new Skoda Kodiaq, we build upon the design aesthetic, comfort, engine and dynamic capabilities along with a host of changes to the cabin. Key features of several segments And with great safety, the Skoda Kodiaq is a complete luxury package for the family, be it everyday driving or off-road adventures."
The new Kodiaq has a hexagonal grille with chrome finish. Minor design changes have also been made to the body-coloured bumper and its front grille. The SUV will sport crystalline LED headlights that will give better illumination to the user. Attractive turn indicators are available at the rear of the car, in which the lettering is prominently visible. With new dual-tone alloy wheels and functional roof rails in silver colour, the new Kodiaq looks quite sporty.
Cabin and Interior Features
The new Kodiaq facelift SUV will come with dual-tone interiors with black and beige themes. The two-spoke steering wheel has been introduced with a minimalist design which further enhances the look of the dashboard and interior. It has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with inbuilt navigation and wireless connectivity. With a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 3-zone automatic climate control system and 12-speaker Canton sound system in the doors, the Kodiaq SUV is all set to attract a plethora of buyers who are looking to own an SUV. Huh. Talking about other features of the SUV, it gets ventilated front seats with cooling and heating functionality, ambient lighting and electrically operated panoramic sunroof among other updated features.
Engine and Power
One of the biggest changes in the Kodiaq facelift SUV is its engine. To power the SUV, Skoda has fitted a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine, the same engine that is used in other Skoda models like the Superb and Octavia sedan. This engine comes mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. It can generate maximum output of 190 PS and maximum torque of 320 Nm. Skoda claims that the new Kodiaq can accelerate to 100 kmph in just 7.8 seconds.
5 Driving Modes
The company has informed that the new 2022 Kodiaq SUV will have Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) system. It will adjust the shock absorber of the car to suit the damping characteristics. One can make these adjustments based on the driving mode chosen by him/her. The car will come with five drive modes which include Eco, Normal, Sports, Snow and Individual.
The Kodiaq SUV gets nine airbags along with safety assist features like ESC, MCB, AFS, ABS and ASR. Hill descent control and 360-degree camera are standard on the top-spec L&K trim.
The Skoda Kodiaq facelift SUV gets a bright and cooled glovebox at the front. It also gets a boot space of 270 liters with all the seven seats. The boot space can be increased to 630 liters by folding the third row seats and by folding the rear two rows the luggage space can be increased to 2005 liters.
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2022 Skoda Kodiaq facelift SUV trim Price (Rs.)
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