Ahead of launch in India, Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) spied testing

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Ahead of launch in India, Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) spied testing
Ahead of launch in India, Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) spied testing

15 Jan 2021: Ahead of launch in India, Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) spied testing

Czech automaker Skoda will launch the facelifted Kodiaq SUV in India, in the second half of 2021.

In the latest development, a test mule of the upcoming car sans camouflage has been found testing on the roads, revealing its key design highlights.

As per the pictures, it will have a blacked-out butterfly-shaped grille, redesigned alloy wheels, and taillights, among others.

Here's our roundup.

Exteriors: Skoda Kodiaq (facelift): At a glance

Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) will have a sporty design, featuring a sleek blacked-out butterfly-shaped grille, sharp LED headlights, a reworked front bumper with redesigned air inlets, and fog lamps.

The car will be flanked by roof rails, ORVMs, and 5-spoke alloy wheels with a petal-type design. A 'Skoda' badge placed at the boot's center and split LED taillamps will grace the rear section.

Fact: Power and performance

As per a prior report, the facelifted Skoda Kodiaq will draw power from a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine that generates 187hp of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque. The mill should be linked to a 7-speed DSG gearbox and an all-wheel-drive setup.

Interiors: A peek inside the cabin

The Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) should have a spacious cabin with leatherette seats, auto climate control, and a multifunctional power steering wheel.

The SUV should pack a fully-digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment panel with support for connected car technology.

Multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and a rear-view camera should be there for the safety of the passengers.

Fact: What about the pricing?

The Skoda Kodiaq (facelift) will be launched in India in the second half of the year and should carry a price-tag of around Rs. 33 lakh. Once here, it will go against Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, Ford Endeavour, and the MG Gloster.

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