Skoda launched the facelifted Kodiaq 7 seat luxurious SUV early this 12 months, and needed to rapidly droop bookings after promoting out the complete 12 months’s manufacturing of 1,000-1,200 models in simply days after launch. Skoda India has now re-opened bookings for the facelifted Kodiaq, and deliveries for the newest crop of bookings will occur within the first quarter of 2023. In different phrases, folks reserving the Skoda Kushaq Facelift should wait 6-8 months for supply.
The reserving quantity is pegged at Rs. 50,000. Costs of the facelifted Skoda Kodiaq have gone up by fairly a bit. The Fashion trim is now priced at Rs Rs 37.49 lakh ex-showroom whereas the Sportline and Laurin & Klement (L&Okay) variants promote at Rs 38.49 lakh and Rs 39.99 lakh respectively. The brand new costs signify a Rs. 2.5 lakh improve over the older costs.
Mechanically, the facelifted Skoda Kodiaq will stay the identical because the model launched early this 12 months. On the coronary heart of the matter would be the 2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged TFSI petrol engine placing out 188 Bhp of peak energy and 320 Nm of peak torque. A 7 pace twin clutch DSG automated gearbox will likely be customary fare with this engine. All variants of the Kodiaq get an all wheel drive format as customary.
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Key options on the SUV embrace Dynamic Chassis Management with variable damping, Handsfree parking, CANTON 12 speaker stereo, Differential Lock, Hill Descent Management, 9 Airbags, 12 Means Electrically Adjustable Entrance Seats (with 3 Reminiscence Pre-sets), Automated Three Zone AC, Panoramic Sunroof, Cruise Management, Lively Cornering Headlights, Automated Head Lamps (LED Projector), LED DRLs (Daytime, Working Lights), Ambient Inside Lighting, Foot Triggered Boot-lid Opening, Rain Sensing Wipers, Tyre Stress Monitoring System (TPMS), 360 View Digital camera, Keyless Entry, Digital Stability Program (ESP), Android Auto/Apple Automotive Play, All Telematics Capabilities, Voice Instructions and a Contact Display Infotainment Show.
The Skoda Kodiaq immediately competes with different monocoque luxurious SUVs such because the Jeep Meridian and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Oblique competitors for the Kodiaq – attributable to worth overlap – comes from body-on-ladder SUVs such because the Toyota Fortuner and the MG Gloster. The Kodiaq is assembled in India, at Skoda’s Aurangabad manufacturing unit, via the utterly knocked down (CKD) equipment route.
Zac Hollis, model director, Skoda India, had this to say concerning the re-opening of Kodiaq Facelift bookings,
I can’t say what number of [we have planned], however I can guarantee you and everybody that it’s a good variety of models and we can fulfill the demand. Whereas we’re opening bookings for deliveries within the first quarter of 2023, we have already got a plan in place for the remainder of the 12 months and can take orders quarter sensible.
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