Skoda has now re-opened the order books for the new Kodiaq petrol, with deliveries for the latest batch to take place from January 2023. Skoda had also announced revised prices for its premium SUV, with the base Style variant now priced at Rs 37.49Lakh, more expensive than when it was launched in January this year. The booking amount is set at Rs 50,000, with Skoda saying that bookings will be open at the dealerships.
Zac Hollis, the Brand Director of Skoda Auto India, has said,
“The Kodiaq is a niche, luxury 4×4 and our flagship offering. The response to the SUV post the launch in January was astounding. I still get requests for the vehicle, showing us that India has an extremely healthy demand for luxurious, quality, technologically advanced SUVs.”
The Kodiaq was launched in January in limited numbers of 1,200 units with all units sold out within two days of bookings opening. Skoda has said that the Kodiaq will continue to be made available with the company to accept bookings in the phases for 2023.
Hollis said, “While the Kushaq and Slavia are enabling us to make 2022 the biggest year for Skoda in India, the outstanding response to Kodiaq shows that customers look at Skoda as the ultimate value luxury”.
Skoda has not revealed any changes to the units being delivered from early next year so expect the same set of features from the current SUV to be carried forward. The standard kit will include leather upholstery, ambient lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, auto headlamp and wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, hands-free parking, electric adjustable front seats, 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment system, 3 zone climate control, and 625W Canton sound system.
The fully loaded L&K adds in bits such as heated and ventilated front seats, dynamic chassis control, a 360-degree camera, and virtual cockpit digital dials.
The standard safety kit includes nine airbags, anti-slip regulation, ESC, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, among other systems.
Under the hood sits the familiar 188bhp and 320Nm 2.0-Liter TSI turbo-petrol engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard. All-wheel drive is also standard.
The Skoda Kodiaq goes up against the likes of the MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X.
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