The updated Kodiaq will be available in three trim levels: Style, Sportline, and L&K, and will only be available with a petrol engine.
Skoda is set to relaunch the Kodiaq in India on January 10th, nearly two years after it was discontinued. Skoda’s three-row SUV is set to return with a facelift and in a petrol-only version, according to new details. It will be available in three variants.
- Kodiaq to be powered by 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine
- Gets all-wheel drive as standard
The facelifted Skoda Kodiaq will be available in three different versions
According to documents filed with the Delhi Transport Department, the updated Kodiaq will be available in three trim levels: Style, Sportline, and Laurin & Klement (L&K). The Style and L&K trims of the Kodiaq are familiar to Indians, as they were available on the pre-facelift model as well.
The Sportline is the model to talk about because it’s the first time the Kodiaq has received it in India. In comparison to the other two variants, the Sportline trim on the Superb gives the vehicle a sportier look with darkened trim elements on the exterior and darker upholstery finish on the inside.
In terms of features, the updated SUV could inherit some of the older SUV’s. Matrix LED headlamps, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, virtual cockpit digital instrument screen, ambient lighting, three-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, hands-free parking, front and rear parking sensors, nine airbags, and more will be available depending on the trim level. A larger 9.2-inch infotainment screen is available as an optional extra on the global Kodiaq facelift, and it could be offered here as well.
Details on the new Skoda Kodiaq engine
The filing also backs up what we’ve already stated about engine specifications. Unlike the discontinued model, which was only available in diesel, the Kodiaq facelift will only be available in petrol. It is equipped with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 190 horsepower and is shared with the Octavia and Superb, as well as a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Unlike sedans, which are two-wheel drive, the Kodiaq will come standard with all-wheel drive.
Facelift competitors for the Skoda Kodiaq
Due to VW’s decision to discontinue the Tiguan Allspace, the Kodiaq will have no direct competitors in India. The three-row SUV, on the other hand, is likely to face competition from the recently launched five-seater Tiguan facelift, as well as the Compass-based Jeep Meridian, which is expected to arrive later this year.