Volkswagen-owned Skoda India on Monday announced the launch of its SUV Kodiaq at INR 34.99 lakh ex-showroom India.
The SUV comes equipped with a 2.0 TSI petrol engine delivering 140kW (190 PS) of power and 320Nm of torque, mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission and a four-wheel drive.
The new Skoda Kodiaq is available exclusively as a seven-seater in Style, SportLine and Laurin & Klement variants. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said Kodiaq has a rich, international legacy of being a pioneering model of its SUV campaign.
In India, as in with the other markets where the Kodiaq is present, the SUV has stood out for the ample space on offer, comprehensive range of equipment and its value-for-money proposition.
“With the all-new Skoda Kodiaq, we build on the design aesthetic, comfort, engine and dynamic capabilities, along with thoughtful additions in the cabin. With several segment leading features and uncompromising safety, Skoda Kodiaq is a complete luxury package for the family, whether it is everyday driving or off-road adventures,” he added.
The SUV is redesigned from the front and rear, new off-road features and a hexagonal Skoda grille add on a dash more of ruggedness.
The Kodiaq features a new bonnet, body-coloured bumpers and new cosmetic and functional additions to the head and tail light clusters. The headlights now have the Skoda Crystalline LEDs with illuminated eyelashes and dynamic turn indicators at the rear. Moreover, a new rear spoiler design optimises its aerodynamics.
The R 18 alloy wheels will be unique for all variants. The Style and Laurin & Klement variants focus on the rear seat luxury with stone beige leather perforated upholstery for the L&K, with more chrome inside and outside.
The SportLine has a more driver-oriented appeal with black suedia interiors, a 3-spoke flat-bottom sport steering wheel, more side bolstering, integrated headrests, and expanded shoulder support sport seats for enthusiastic cornering.
Also adding to the array of interior comfort features are the 12-way adjustable electric seats with in-built cooling and heating in the L&K. Skoda Kodiaq is equipped with options of a three or two-spoke steering wheel, ambient lighting, along with a Canton 625W 12-speaker audio system with a subwoofer. Besides, customers can remotely open and shut windows, door mirrors and a panoramic sunroof.
In addition, the first-in-segment Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) offered in the L&K. DCC allows the driver to select between Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sports, Snow and individual driving modes.
The DCC has dual-shell, gas-liquid shock absorbers mated to an electronic control unit that constantly monitors terrain and provides optimum damping characteristics to each shock absorber, lending smooth and consistent ride and handling characteristics, allowing car-like dynamics.
The new vehicle has a 20.32 cm infotainment touchscreen equipped with inbuilt navigation and full connectivity via the My Skoda Connect App.
In terms of safety, it comes with nine airbags as standard. It comes with adaptive front headlights, automatic dimming exterior mirror (on driver side) and defogging across all transparent surfaces, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic brake assist, stability control, multi-collision braking, and park assist with handsfree parking, among others.
In addition, the L&K packs in hill descent control and a 360-degree camera as standard. Kodiaq will kick-start the company’s 2022 product offensive strategy, and there will be continuous actions on the product front throughout the year.
With major activities across its range, a robust sales strategy, aggressive network expansion plans, innovative after-sales initiatives and a laser-sharp focus on customer centricity, Skoda Auto India has a firm strategy in place to make 2022 its biggest year in India since its entry into this dynamic automotive market.