Czech carmaker, Skoda Auto has released the first teaser images of the facelifted Kodiaq ahead of its global debut on 13th April 2021. It will be the first major update for the SUV since its launch. It is likely to come to our shore near the festive season.
2021 Skoda Kodiaq Facelift – What do the sketches reveal?
Going by the official sketches, the flagship Skoda SUV is likely to get some significant design updates at the front facia of the car, including an upright hexagonal butterfly grille flanked by slimmer LED headlamps, slightly lowered trapezoidal LED fog lamps, redesigned bonnet, and refreshed bumper with a wider central air intake framed by L-shaped elements.
The most noticeable difference at the rear is the stunning new LED taillamps that feature Skoda’s signature crystalline structures. The interior and more design details of the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq are expected to be revealed in the coming day.
2021 Skoda Kodiaq – Powertrain
As displayed during the 2020 Auto Expo, the Indian-spec Kodiaq facelift is likely to get a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder TSI turbo-petrol engine (190PS/320Nm) that will replace the older 2.0-litre diesel engine (150PS/340Nm). Gearbox duties are expected to be carried out by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) that will drive the all-four-wheels via a permanent AWD (all-wheel-drive) system. The brand will not offer the Kodiaq with a diesel engine choice.
Expected Price Range
The Kodiaq in its last guise was priced between Rs 35.36 lakh to Rs 36.77 lakh (ex-showroom India). The facelifted trim is expected to demand a premium of around Rs 50,000 over the previous model. Once launched, it will continue to rival the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra Alturas G4, and MG Gloster.