The facelifted Skoda Kodiaq came with design changes and renewed technologies focusing on the front section. In addition, Kodiaq RS now has a 245 hp gasoline engine.
The make-up 2021 Skoda Kodiaq, which was recently introduced with hint images, was officially introduced today. Kodiaq, which has an important place in the brand’s SUV attack, was refreshed in terms of both design and technology with this operation.
Touches in the design of the facelifted Skoda Kodiaq are concentrated on the front section. The shutter that dominates this area has been renewed and expanded. The headlights, which are thinner than the old ones, also feature LED technology as standard and Matrix LED option for the first time. In addition, the bumper has also been renewed, and L-shaped details have been added to the edges of the central air intake extending from one end to the other.
On the back of the facelifted Kodiaq, we can see new LED lights. Dynamic signals appear in this area in the upper packages. The new Kodiaq’s rim options also range from 17 to 20 inches. In the interior, the new steering wheel, which can be purchased in two or three-spoke design depending on the equipment level, stands out. In addition, new decorative stripes, stitches that contrast with the upholstery and a new ambient lighting are among the details of the make-up Kodiaq.
The make-up SUV can be preferred with heated and ventilated seats with massage function, which is standard at the highest equipment level. In addition, the optional Canton sound system now has a 10-speaker layout. In the center, there is a multimedia screen that can be chosen as 8 and 9.2 inches, and a 10.25 inch digital display screen is available in front of the driver. The multimedia system includes smartphone connectivity, navigation and Skoda’s Laura voice assistant software.
We see that the driver assistance and safety technologies in the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq are also renewed. Proactive Passenger Protection System (Crew Protect Assist) is also included in the features. This system, which also makes use of additional radars at the rear of the vehicle, increases passenger protection in the front seats in situations that may lead to collisions or roll-over.
Kodiaq’s gasoline and diesel engine options have not been changed. The engine range begins with a 150 hp 1.5 TSI unit. The power generated in this version is transferred to the front wheels with the option of 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG. In addition, a 190-horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline unit with four-wheel drive is also among the options.
On the diesel side, we see a 2.0 liter TDI unit with 150 horsepower and 190 horsepower outputs. The first option is front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive optional. In the strong option, we see four-wheel drive as standard. 7-speed DSG comes standard in both diesel options.
With the make-up, the real change under the hood was experienced in the Kodiaq RS version. In this performance SUV, which previously used a diesel engine, we now see a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline unit with 245 hp. It is among the information that the engine in question not only increased the power of the vehicle by 5 horsepower, but was also 60 kilograms lighter than before.
2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift will be available in Europe from July of this year