The Skoda Kodiaq has been launched with BS6 phase 2 norms at Rs 37.99L
The Skoda Kodiaq was first launched in the year 2017. You might have not seen this car many times. This car targets a certain category of people, the people who are looking for a German SUV under Rs 45L. Because when we consider Rs 45L as our budget for an SUV the only thing that we remember is Toyota Fortuner. But this Skoda Kodiaq offers more luxury than the Toyota Fortuner. This car doesn’t depend on the sales figures, because again, there is a certain category of people who buy this car. But, it didn’t meet the BS6 Phase 2 norms, so Skoda decided to keep the car going and now it has been updated to the BS6 Phase 2 norms. The car has been launched at Rs 37.99L Ex.showroom. Now, let us know what all changes are done to the car. Moreover, the carmaker has decided to increase the allocation of the Kodiaq from 1200 units to 3000 units.
The Skoda Kodiaq is launched at Rs 37.99L for the base variant, that is the style variant, for the Sportline variant the Kodiaq costs Rs 39.39L. Furthermore, the top variant L&K costs Rs 41.39L. The Skoda Style variant is Rs 50,000 more expensive than the last generations, the Sportline variant is also Rs 90,000 more expensive than the previous generation, and the highest price hike is seen in the L&K model which is Rs 1.4L more expensive than the last generation.
The car is powered by the same 2.0L Turbocharged petrol engine that produces 190hp of maximum power and 320nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed AT gearbox with paddle shifters. There are no other changes done to the car and it continues to offer the same 8.0-inch touchscreen that supports wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Moreover, the car also gets 12 speakers by Canton. The car also gets some safety features such as the TPMS, 9 airbags, Hill Hold Control, Electronic Differential Lock, Hill decent control, and Hands-Free Park Assist which supports multi-collision braking.
Skoda Kodiaq rivals
The Skoda Kodiaq has only one competition which is the Toyota Fortuner. The Toyota Fortuner is powered by 2 engine options, one is the 2.8L turbocharged i4 diesel engine that produces 201bhp of maximum power and 420nm of maximum torque, and the engine is mated to a manual transmission. The second engine option is a 2.7L NA i4 Petrol engine that produces 164bhp of maximum power and 245nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed MT gearbox.