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Skoda Kodiaq facelift launched in India

The new Skoda Kodiaq, a full-size SUV, made its world premiere in April 2021, has been launched in India. The luxury SUV comes in three variants: the Style, the Sportline, and the Laurin & Klement–at a starting price of INR 34.99 lakh. The SUV is expected to make its appearance in Nepal in mid-2022.

The new Kodiaq has now received its first mid-life upgrade since its debut in 2016. The Czech car manufacturer has revamped the model with changes on the exterior and interior, along with a few additions to the features list.


Exterior

The exterior of the Skoda Kodiaq has been sharpened and made more distinctive owing to a number of changes. The redesigned front end gets slimmer headlamps (with LED Matrix technology available as an option), a larger hexagonal grille positioned upright, and a reshaped bumper featuring a faux aluminium skid plate. 

The SUV’s rear also features a few changes, such as a blacked-out roof-mounted spoiler with finlets, slightly tweaked LED tail lights with Skoda’s crystalline lens effect, and a new rear bumper. The vehicle also gets bold ‘SKODA’ lettering on the tailgate, making the rear rather interesting. 


Interior

The Kodiaq’s interior, however, does not feature drastic changes. That said, the SUV does come with more components than before. One of the noticeable changes is the new two-spoke steering wheel, which is standard for all Skoda models, except for the Sportline, which has a three-spoke steering wheel. 

The new Kodiaq also comes with a few features that enhance the SUV’s premium feel, such as new decorative strips, additional contrasting stitching, and improved ambient lighting functions. 

And as before, the SUV still comes with a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital-instrument display and a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 


Powertrain

The new Kodiaq is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine–mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission–that generates 190 Ps of power and 320 Nm of torque. The four-wheel drive SUV provides an average mileage of 12.78 kmpl.


Specifications

The new Kodiaq measures 4699 mm in length, 1882 mm in width, and 1665 mm in height. The car’s wheelbase measures 2791mm. The boot space maxes out at 2005 litres and the fuel capacity is 58 litres. 

Engine2.0L turbocharged
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)1984
Transmission7-speed DSG
Drive systemFour-wheel drive
Fuel tank capacity (L)58
Mileage (km/l)12.78
Seating capacity7
Boot space (L)270 (extendable to 2005)
Ground clearance (mm)140-192

Features

The Kodiaq comes with a plethora of convenience features such as 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, ventilated and heated front seats, panoramic electric sunroof with anti-pinch technology, height and length adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, engine start/stop button, 3-zone climatronic air conditioning with air care, cruise control, paddle shifters, voice command control, and wireless charging.

The Skoda Kodiaq comes with safety features such as nine airbags, advanced differential lock function, electronic stability control, pedestrian monitor, multi-collision brakes, park assist, traffic-jam assist, auto-light assist, blind-spot detect, ABS with EBD, and hill-hold control. 


Skoda Kodiaq 2022 launch date and expected price in Nepal

MAW Enterprises, the authorised distributor of Skoda vehicles in Nepal, might launch the new Kodiaq around mid-2022. As the price for the new Kodiaq stands at INR 34.99 lakh in India, the luxury SUV is expected to cost around Rs 1.80 crore in Nepal.

Skoda modelPrice in Nepal (expected)
Skoda Kodiaq 2022Rs 1.80 crore

Also read: All-new Skoda Karoq 2022 unveiled

Also read: Brands in Nepal: Skoda

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