Revamp of the KODIAQ: roughly four years after ŠKODA launched the first model in its SUV campaign, the carmaker has now upgraded the globally successful KODIAQ. The Czech brand has further developed the emotive design of the KODIAQ, which can also be ordered as a 7-seater, and improved its aerodynamics. For the first time, the range of options for this large ŠKODA SUV includes innovative full LED Matrix headlights. The sporty range-topping KODIAQ RS has not only had a visual makeover but has also been given a new, more powerful TSI engine. The updated KODIAQ will be available from July 2021.
New-look interior and, for the first time, optional ergonomic seats ŠKODA takes the look and feel of the KODIAQ’s interior to a new level by providing it with new decorative strips, additional contrasting stitching and enhanced LED ambient lighting functions. For the first time, the range of options for the large SUV includes ergonomic, perforated-leather seats with multiway electric seat adjustment, ventilation and massage function. The optional Eco seats available for the Ambition and Style trim levels come with high-quality seat covers made of vegan, recycled materials. The CANTON sound system is another optional extra now offering ten speakers instead of the previous eight, in addition to the central speaker in the dashboard and the subwoofer in the boot.
The Virtual Cockpit with a 10.25-inch display and four different layouts is available as an option for most models but comes as standard for the KODIAQ RS. Drivers of both the RS and the KODIAQ SPORTLINE have an additional layout to choose from, the Sport layout. The range of assistance systems now also features an enhanced version of Crew Protect Assist. This new variant has additional radar sensors at the rear to respond to vehicles that pose a risk for a rear-end collision.
The sporty top-of-the-range KODIAQ RS has not only been provided with a visual makeover but also with a new engine. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine comes from Volkswagen Group’s EVO generation and has a power output of 180 kW (245 PS), making it 4 kW (5 PS) more powerful than the predecessor’s biturbo diesel. At the same time, this engine is more than 60 kg lighter than the TDI. Together with the new 7-speed DSG, which is 5.2 kg lighter, this power unit’s performance is even better. The two other petrol engines, the 1.5 TSI producing 110 kW (150 PS) and the 2.0 TSI with an output of 140 kW (190 PS), as well as the 2.0 TDIs delivering 110 kW (150 PS) and 147 kW (200 PS), also come from Volkswagen Group’s latest EVO generation. The launch of the KODIAQ marked the start of ŠKODA’s highly successful SUV campaign in 2016. With its striking, emotive design language, high-quality workmanship and outstanding value for money, it immediately won over customers, automotive experts and the trade press alike. The exceptional amount of space this SUV offers, at an overall length of 4.70 m, is particularly impressive. With the optional fold-out third row of seats, the KODIAQ can accommodate up to seven occupants. Alternatively, with the rear seats folded down, the boot can hold 2,065 l of luggage.
The Kodiaq is truly a car that can meet a variety of needs. Available with a choice of five engines, manual or automatic transmission, and a four-wheel drive option, it has you covered in any situation. The 2.0-litre diesel option is powerful and confident, transporting seven effortlessly and with surprising economy. Those who prefer petrol will find the 1.4-litre, 123bhp option strong and smooth.
Regardless of whether you choose the two or four-wheel drive option, the Kodiaq offers plenty of grip and respectable body control through corners. Opting for Dynamic Chassis Control enables you to change the suspension settings for a sporty or super-comfy ride, depending on the terrain.
In a family vehicle, safety is key and the new ŠKODA Kodiaq achieved a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, proving it puts protection first. Standard equipment includes Autonomous Emergency Braking, which looks out for pedestrians and applies the brakes if you don’t respond in time, as well as blind spot monitoring and lane keeping assist on top spec versions. Options include a driver fatigue sensor and rear side airbags for maximum protection in the event of a collision.
Discover for yourself why the new ŠKODA Kodiaq is already proving so popular. At the Des Winks ŠKODA showroom in Scarborough, our friendly team can talk you through the model range and available options, as well as arrange a test drive at your convenience. Contact us today on 01723 330441, submit an online enquiry form, or pop in to the dealership. We’ll be happy to help you find the ideal vehicle for your needs.