2021 Skoda Kodiaq Largest SUV To Get New Facelift

The 2021 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift Revealed With Gasoline RS Model.

The Skoda owned by Volkswagen, showed its mid size crossover Kodiaq in 2016, the car was created based on the VisionS concept. The time has come for Skodas largest SUV to get a facelift in order to avoid a midlife crisis. The midsize SUV is produced at four plants and has been an immense success for the Czech brand. Sold in five and seven seat configurations.

They received LED double decker optics, the headlights now have a narrower shape. There is a redesigned hood and a more upright front grille, while the headlights are slimmer than before and employ matrix LED technology as optional equipment. The changes made serve a functional purpose as the Kodiaq is a bit more aerodynamic than before after revised bumper with a larger air intake, aluminum insert and installing a new roof mounted spoiler.

The interior has changed less noticeably the dashboard remains the same. In standard versions, the diagonal of the 9.2-inches touchscreen multimedia system, as an option. Also, more expensive versions are offered a 10.25-inches digital diagonal instrument cluster. The modest list of innovations includes the two spoke steering wheel, which all versions of the restyled Kodiaq received, except for the SportLine and RS, they are offered a redesigned three spoke steering wheel. There is an updated Canton sound system with ten speakers with a trunk mounted subwoofer and sophisticated LED ambient lighting.

Depending on trim level, the facelifted SUV can be had with a choice of 17 to 20-inch wheels and some of them have been updated for the sake of reducing drag. The high-performance Kodiaq RS rides on a new set of 20-inch polished wheels finished in metallic black and equipped with aero plastic shields. Additional previously unavailable wheels are being launched for the lesser versions to give customers more options.

There are no changes in the European range of engines of conventional versions. It still includes 1.5-L and 2.0-liter TSI petrol turbo engines, with 150 and 190 horsepower for the base front wheel drive only. Also in the Kodiaq lineup there is a 2.0-liter TDI turbodiesel, with 150 or 200 horsepower. The basic gasoline engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Depending on powertrain selection, buyers can order the SUV with a seven speed DSG automatic with two clutches and optional all-wheel-drive.

The Skoda Kodiaq new facelift will go on sale in Europe from July.

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