SKODA KODIAQ UPGRADE


Skoda has released details of the latest version of its medium-large Kodiaq SUV.

Kodiaq has been on sale in Australia since 2017 and is the largest of Skoda’s three-model SUV range ahead of the compact Kamiq and the mid-sized Karoq.

As before the upgraded Kodiaq will come with three variants: Style, Sportline and RS, the first two due to go on sale this month with the performance RS to follow around March 2022.

The powertrain in the Style and Sportline models are also unchanged with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with outputs of 132 kW and 320 Nm mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The big change will come with the RS which switches from the previous 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine to a new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol unit with 180 kW and 370 Nm that combines with a seven-speed DSG transmission.

Unlike many of numerous competitors Kodiaq only comes with four-wheel drive.

Other new features across the range include a new exterior design with chrome look front grille; animated indicators in rear; luggage nets; welcome lights with the Skoda logo; new dashboard d├ęcor; and Scout elements in lower part of front & rear bumper.

Sportline adds full Matrix LED adaptive headlights.

As well as the new engine, RS will also get 20-inch Sagittarius alloy wheels, ventilated front leather seats and a space saver spare wheel.

Driveaway prices are Style at $52,990, Sportline ($57,990) and RS ($74,990).

All Skoda vehicles come with a five year/unlimited kilometre warranty and the choice of three- or five-year service packs.

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