Although this is a facelift, the feature set has been updated extensively and should give the Kodiaq an edge over the competition
The arrival of the Kodiaq got delayed due to the pandemic but it is finally here and has become much more luxurious. The crossover was discontinued after Skoda stopped selling diesel cars in India.
The prices for the new Kodiaq start at Rs 34.99 lakh for the base Style variant and go up to Rs 37.49 lakh for the top-end L&K trim. The new Skoda Kodiaq facelift is available in three trims - Style, Sportline, and L&K. The mid-level trim is priced at Rs 35.99 lakh.
What are the changes in the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq facelift?
The new Kodiaq is only a facelift model but Skoda has done extensive changes to the vehicle. The SUV now gets a new hexagonal grille that is positioned in a more upright, along with new headlamps with new Crystalline LED headlights and an updated front bumper as well.
There are no changes on the body of the Kodiaq facelift on the side profile but it gets newly designed alloy wheels. The tail lamps and bumper of the rear are now updated as well.
Inside, the design of the dashboard remains similar to the pre-facelift model but there are a few design changes. The steering wheel is now new and gets a two-spoke design. The three-row seating arrangement remains unchanged and offers some of the best space in the segment.
The cabin has always been a highlight of the Kodiaq and this latest iteration only takes it further. The beige with black combination makes an already capacious interior feel roomier than it actually is.
2022 Skoda Kodiaq facelift gets new features
Skoda has updated the equipment list of the new Kodiaq and has added features like dynamic chassis control. Based on the drive mode, the dynamic chassis control can adjust the firmness of dampers.
The front seats of the car are now heated and cooled, there is wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a wireless charging pad, and a 12-speaker Canton sound system upgraded from the 10-speaker system. Safety will always be a priority at Skoda and the new Kodiaq comes with 9 airbags as standard, along with a host of active and passive safety features like ESC, MCB, AFS, ABS, ASR, and several others.
2022 Skoda Kodiaq is available only with a petrol engine
Since the Volkswagen Group has stopped selling diesel engines in India, the new Skoda Kodiaq facelift only offers a petrol engine. It features a 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 190 PS and a peak torque of 320 Nm. It comes paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all the variants offer all-wheel-drive as a standard feature.
The Kodiaq will go up against the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan and the diesel-powered Citroen C5 Aircross. The Kodiaq has always been a popular model in India and is likely to gain popularity with the petrol engine. What do you think about it? Do let us know in the comments below.