More kit and £27,560 starting price for revised Skoda Kodiaq
Smarter looks, new engines and improved safety kit reinvigorate Skoda Kodiaq SUV
The range kicks off from £27,560 for the 148bhp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol-engined five-seat model in SE trim, rising to £43,395 for the top-spec 197bhp 2.0 TDI 4x4 DSG L&K car with seven seats.
All versions feature updated styling, including a new radiator grille, plus revised headlights and a fresh bonnet design. At the rear the new bumper contains a diffuser element, while the tailgate features a more prominent spoiler. The tail-lights have been revised, too.
The engine range comprises three petrols and two diesels, the latter now fitted with Skoda’s ‘twin dosing’ exhaust gas treatment process.
The diesel line-up starts with a 148bhp 2.0-litre unit, after which there’s a 197bhp 2.0-litre TDI that is available on SE L models upwards.
The petrol range starts with the 148bhp 1.5-litre turbo, then there’s a 187bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit in SE L versions and onwards. At the top of the range a 242bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit is offered in the hot vRS version.
SE models start from £27,560 and feature LED headlights, rear LED tail-lights, a colour multifunction trip computer and a space-saver saver wheel.
Next up is SE L, which starts from £31,895 and gets 19-inch alloy wheels, full Matrix LED headlights, an all-weather lighting system and chrome roof rails.
SportLine models are priced from £35,805 and also feature the adaptive Matrix LED headlights, plus dynamic LED tail lights and a rear-view camera, plus larger alloy wheels and a sportier body kit and interior touches.
Top-spec L&K models are more luxurious with prices starting from £41,720. They come loaded with kit, featuring everything mentioned so far plus ventilated leather front seats and a virtual cockpit display.
Safety systems on the Kodiaq have also been improved, so the automatic emergency braking system can now recognise pedestrians and cyclists, while rearward-facing radar sensors can tell if the car is about to be hit from behind, and can prepare the cabin accordingly in a split second.
The revised Skoda Kodiaq is available to order from early June with deliveries expected from July.
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