Skoda Kodiaq facelift makes world premiere, to be launched in India by September- Know-how Information, Alenz
tech2 Information WorkersApr 13, 2021 14:49:04 IST
The 2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift made its world premiere throughout a web based occasion at this time. Initially launched all the way in which again in 2016, the Kodiaq was Skoda’s first full-size SUV, and has gone on to grow to be the model’s highest-selling SUV with over 600,000 examples bought internationally until date. The seven-seat Kodiaq was additionally on sale in India up till early in 2020, earlier than BS6 emission norms kicked in and resulted within the non permanent discontinuation of diesel-powered Skodas, together with the Kodiaq. Now, the SUV is about to return to the Indian market in facelift type later this yr.
Chief amongst exterior modifications for the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift are the redesigned, narrower headlights (with LED Matrix expertise out there as an choice), a bigger, hexagonal grille, a reshaped bumper that includes a pretend aluminium skid plate, new alloy wheels (starting from 17- to 20-inches), a blacked-out roof-mounted spoiler with finlets, tweaked LED tail-lights with a crystalline impact and a brand new rear bumper.
The Skoda Kodiaq facelift’s inside options minor modifications, however packs extra gear than earlier than. On prime of inclusions equivalent to distinction stitching on the dashboard, enhanced ambient lighting and new trim parts, the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift – in top-spec L&Ok type – additionally will get powered ergonomic entrance seats, which aren’t solely ventilated, but in addition characteristic a therapeutic massage perform. Moreover, there may be now a 10-speaker, 575-watt Canton audio system, changing the eight-speaker system current within the pre-facelift Kodiaq. As earlier than, there’s a 10.25-inch ‘Digital Cockpit’ digital devices show, and a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Abroad, the Skoda Kodiaq facelift will probably be provided with 1.5- and a couple of.0-litre turbo-petrol engine choices, in addition to with a 2.0-litre diesel engine. In India, nevertheless, the Skoda Kodiaq facelift will probably be a petrol-only mannequin, at the least at launch. Beneath its hood would be the 190 hp, 2.0-litre TSI engine, mated to a seven-speed DSG automated transmission, which can ship energy to all 4 wheels. Skoda has stated it’s nonetheless evaluating the feasibility of bringing again diesel engines for its bigger autos in India, and the Kodiaq might nonetheless be one Skoda mannequin to obtain a diesel engine choice sooner or later. Curiously, the sportier Skoda Kodiaq RS has made the swap from a diesel to a 245 hp, 2.0-litre petrol engine for worldwide markets.
The Skoda Kodiaq facelift is one in every of 4 mannequin launches the corporate has lined up for India in 2021. Anticipated to reach someday within the third quarter of the calendar yr (between July and September), the Skoda Kodiaq facelift’s costs in India are anticipated to vary from Rs 34-38 lakh (ex-showroom). Earlier than the Kodiaq facelift is launched, the Skoda Kushaq midsize SUV is about to be launched by July.
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