Skoda Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs updated for 2020
Skoda has revised its Karoq and Kodiaq, with a handful of styling, drivetrain and technology updates
Skoda reworked its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs for 2020, adding a range of technology, styling and driveline updates. The revised models went on sale in the UK at the end of last year, with prices starting from around £22,000 for the Karoq and £30,000 for the Kodiaq.
Both models are available with an improved version of Skoda’s Side Assist advanced blind spot monitoring system, which increases both SUVs detection range from 20 metres to 70 metres. The warning signals have also been made more noticeable to the driver, being relocated from the mirror glass to the insides of the wing mirrors.
Skoda’s optional adaptive chassis is also now available on front-wheel-drive versions of the Karoq and Kodiaq. The electronically adjustable suspension system automatically calibrates both SUVs’ damping to the current road conditions or the preferred driving style. Drivers can also manually choose from three driving modes.
The Karoq is now offered with Skoda’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 187bhp and 400Nm of torque. The unit is also available in the larger Kodiaq SUV, and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system as standard.
Both SUVs also now feature “Skoda” lettering on their tailgates in place of the brand’s emblem, while the Kodiaq is offered with a fresh set of 20-inch alloy wheels. The Karoq can be specced with new temperature-regulating leather upholstery, while an individual tyre pressure monitoring system is available as an option for all cars fitted with 18-inch alloys or larger.
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