The Skoda Kodiak 2022 Facelift was finally launched in India at a price of Rs 34.99 lakh (ex-showroom, All India). The SUV is back in the country after a hiatus of nearly two years; The Czech automaker stopped selling the Skoda Kodiaq SUV in India when the country switched to stricter BS6 emissions laws. Anyway, let's go back to the BS6 iteration: The car, which made its world debut last year in April 2021, has already hit the production line at the company's manufacturing facility in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. It may be interesting to note that this new Škoda SUV in India was expected to be available for retail here very soon, but the coronavirus pandemic and shortage of semiconductor chips caused the plan to be put on hold altogether. These are enough introductions. Now let's move on to the details about the mid-life facelift of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift 2022: Design
In its new avatar, the SUV comes with some subtle changes to its design and appeal. The new Kodiaq retains the shape of the silhouette of its predecessor but is distinguished by elements such as a larger grille with dual ribs, more elegant LED headlights, new fog lamps, a new front apron, and 20-inch two-color alloy wheels, among others. . At the rear, the new Indian SUV from Skoda Auto's stables has a new bumper with aluminum trims, full LED taillights, and C-shaped LED signatures.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift 2022: Interior
The facelift of the new Skoda Kodiaq does not undergo many changes in the cabin: it comes with the same old-style interior albeit with many new features, such as ventilated front seats, a larger touchscreen, digital instrument cluster, and Canton audio. A system with 10 speakers.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift 2022: Variants
The automaker offers the new seven-seat Kodiaq SUV in three variants, namely Style, SportLine, and Lauren & Klement (L&K). The company noted that the L&K model has Stone Beige leather upholstery, additional chrome inside and out, 12-way power-adjustable seats with integrated cooling and heating, etc. It comes equipped with a virtual cockpit with digital dials; a Multimedia interface and a 5-inch digital console.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift 2022: Safety features
Kodiaq's new list of standard security features includes:
- Nine airbags
- Adaptive front headlights
- Automatic defogging across all transparent surfaces
- Electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic brake assist
- Stability control
- multi-collision braking
- Park assist with hands-free parking
The new Skoda Kodiaq L&K variant also has hill descent control and a 360-degree camera in addition to the aforementioned safety features.
Skoda Kodiaq facelift 2022: Engine and specs
The main change in the 2022 Kodiaq compared to the previous model is, of course, the engine; Skoda's new SUV in India comes with a 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine. By the way, this engine is also used to power the Skoda Superb. In any case, the point is that this engine produces a maximum power of 187 hp with a torque of 320 Nm. It is available with a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
It may also be worth noting that the new Kodiaq L&K model gets class-first Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with six drive modes.