18 Sep 2020: BS6-compliant Skoda Kodiaq to be launched in India next year
In a digital roundtable following the launch of Rapid TSI (automatic) sedan in India, Zac Hollis, Director- Sales, Service, and Marketing, Skoda Auto India, announced that the BS6-compliant Kodiaq SUV will make its debut on our shores in early-2021.
As for the highlights, the car will have a sporty look, come in two trims, and draw power from a 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine.
Exteriors: 2021 Skoda Kodiaq: At a glance
The 2021 Skoda Kodiaq will have an eyecatching design, featuring a slightly-sloping roofline, a black vertical slat grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, a long air dam, silvered skid plates, and sleek headlamps.
On the sides, the SUV will be flanked by silver-colored roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels.
Fact: Power and performance
The 2021 Skoda Kodiaq will draw power from a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine, also seen on the Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace. The mill generates a maximum power of 187hp and 320Nm peak torque. Meanwhile, transmission duties will be handled by a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
Interiors: A peek inside the cabin
Not much is known about the interiors of the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq. However, it is expected to have a spacious cabin with automatic climate control and a multifunctional power steering wheel.
All standard safety features including multiple airbags are likely to be retained.
The SUV should also pack a touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity options.
Fact: What about the pricing?
Details pertaining to the pricing and availability of the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq in India will be announced at the time of launch. As for the pocket-pinch, it should carry a premium over the current-generation model, which is priced upwards of Rs. 32.99 lakh.