Skoda Auto’s Kodiaq is back in the automobile market with an overall facelift.
The new 7-seater SUV is priced (ex-showroom) between Rs. 34.99 lakhs and Rs. 37.49 lakhs. It comes in 3 different trims, the base model being Style, another one is Sportline and the top model named as Laurin & Klement.

We can see new grille with stronger lines and differently designed LED headlamps in the exteriors of the new model. On the sides, it stands on 18 inch multi-spoke alloy wheels which have re-designed.
Person driving the Kodiaq will not have to worry about the ground clearance, which is pretty good. This car comes with various drive modes to opt out of, according to your mood or type of journey.

The surprise lies under the bonnet which has 2.0-litre TSI motor petrol engine making 190bhp and 320Nm. The facelift has a 7-speed DSG gearbox which knows what you want, giving the driver the feeling of steady acceleration. The engine also has a neat exhaust note that is raspy as you get closer to the rev-range.

Moving on to the interiors of the luxurious Kodiaq SUV, there is a whole new 8-inch digital touchscreen instrument that can be customised to display lots of information along with in-built navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As for the fun part, there is a 12-speaker Canton audio system to keep the party going.
There is also a wireless charging slot low down, a 360 degree view camera, 9 airbags and park assist system.

In the Kodiaq facelift, the driver will have the comfort of alightweight steering wheel which will be a blessing in traffic. With good, soft-touch material, sensory buttons and smart-looking inlays, no other SUV has this much to offer in this price range. Kodiaq has everything to bring that luxury feeling within you with the panoramic sunroof with sunblind, 12-way adjustable electric seat with built-in cooling and heating system and ambient lighting.

Passengers sitting in the middle row will get to enjoy a lot of legroom and headroom space. Seats in this section of the SUV come with nap packages to comfort the neck during longer drives. Amid the middle floor hump, it is quite comfortable for 3 people to ride together. The L & K model though comes with double stitched leather perforated upholstery.

The only complaint with Kodiaq is their diplomatic placement of the last row seats which can merely accommodate 2 children who should also not be claustrophobic. The only source for the flow of air is the middle row AC vents.

In conclusion, the Skoda Kodiaq makes a bold statement by offering so much in this price. The car has a deluxe look, with great comfort and much more features than any other SUVs in this range.
Some buyers may restrain because of the petrol engine but, for most people, Kodiaq will be a desirable choice if they want premium and urbane SUV.

BRAND REVIEW : Skoda Kodiaq