– It will be released in the next few weeks.
– It is likely to be offered in three variants.
As Skoda Auto India prepares for the launch of the Kodiaq facelift later this month, details of the three-row SUV variants have been leaked. The Czech automaker will offer the SUV in three variants: Style, Sportline and Laurin & Klement. The Kodiaq will be a gasoline-only SUV and will be offered only with an automatic gearbox.
As for variants, the Style will be the base variant in the lineup. Going up the ladder will be the Sportline trim followed by the Laurin & Klement (L&K) that will get all the bells and whistles. In terms of dimension, the Kodiaq will measure 4,699mm long, 1,882mm wide, and stand 1,685mm tall. The wheelbase will be extended to 2,791mm.
Exterior highlights of the Kodiaq will include a revised front fascia, redesigned alloy wheels and repositioned “Skoda” lettering on the trunk. Inside, the Kodiaq will now feature a fully digital instrument cluster, three-zone climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and more.
Under the hood, the Kodiaq’s facelift will ditch the powerful diesel powertrain for a refined 2.0-liter gasoline engine. The engine is likely to produce 188bhp and will be connected to a seven-speed DSG unit. All-wheel drive will be offered as standard for all variants.
Skoda India started local assembly of the Kodiaq facelift last month and is expected to launch the SUV in the coming weeks. The Skoda Kodiaq facelift will compete against such models as the MG Gloster, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Toyota Fortuner.