Refreshed Skoda Kodiaq revealed in full
The new-and-improved Skoda Kodiaq SUV has been revealed, with new tech, fresh styling and plug-in hybrid models now on offer.
Set to arrive in the UK in 2024, here’s everything you need to know about the new model.
Skoda Kodiaq fast facts
- Exterior design tweaks
- Fresh interior styling
- Plug-in hybrids offered
- Five- and seven-seat variants offered
- List prices from around £36,000
Skoda Kodiaq styling
The Kodiaq doesn’t look a million miles from the outgoing model, although a closer look reveals a number of styling changes that bring the car in line with models like the Enyaq iV. Up front, the grille is chunkier and wider than before, while the headlights are longer than before too.
The trademark split headlight design remains though, while round the side the car’s silhouette is remarkably similar to its predecessor. At the rear, however, you’ll see significant changes. There are now wraparound tail lights, with a light bar running the width of the tailgate.
The Skoda emblem is emblazoned across the upper boot lid, while the bumper and lower parts of the trim are larger than before, giving the rear of the car a more upmarket appearance than previously.
Skoda Kodiaq interior and tech
Skoda has worked hard to completely refresh the Kodiaq’s interior, with new tech everywhere you look. A large 12.9in touchscreen infotainment system sits atop the dashboard, while the driver also benefits from a 10in digital display too.
The centre console is uncluttered, thanks to the engineers moving the gear selector to behind the steering wheel. This creates extra storage space and again, helps the Kodiaq achieve a more premium feel.
Unlike some rivals, however, physical dials and knobs remain for the climate control settings, while buttons also operate certain aspects of the infotainment system and other features. The steering wheel design has been updated too, while the trim and upholstery has a more upmarket feel to it.
Skoda Kodiaq drivetrains
From launch a range of petrol, diesel and plug-in models will be available. The entry-level petrol model is the 1.5-litre unit, while the more potent 2.0-litre can be specified with an all-wheel drive system. Both feature mild hybrid tech.
A diesel unit is available with two power outputs, with the most potent version producing 197bhp and featuring the all-wheel drive system. Most significantly, you’ll be able to opt for a plug-in hybrid option on the new Kodiaq, which pairs the 1.5-litre engine with an electric motor.
Utilising a 25kWh battery pack, it should allow you to travel around 60 miles on electric power alone, and will be compatible with rapid 50kW chargers too.
Skoda Kodiaq release date
Order books are due to open for the new Kodiaq in the new year, with deliveries commencing in the UK throughout 2024. We’ll bring you leasing plans on the new model as soon as they are available.
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