Skoda is working on a facelift of their premium SUV, the Kodiaq here. The Kodiaq, launched here in October 2017, has not yet been able to put up more than decent sales for the automaker. Now, Skoda will be looking to give the premium SUV a mid-cycle facelift soon.
As per reports, the Kodiaq facelift will be arriving here sometime next year. We can expect the vehicle to carry a few mechanical changes as well as some additional features to entice potential buyers. The most visual of the changes will be a new front end, carrying a redesigned bumper and headlights.
It may include features like new matrix LED headlamps and predictive cruise control. Engine-wise, Skoda are likely to introduce a plug-in hybrid variant of the vehicle. This would mean that the current 2.0 litre TDi diesel motor may feature some mechanical changes.
It will be done in order to improve its fuel economy figures and reduce the emissions produced. At present, the Kodiaq comes powered by a 2.0-litre TDi diesel engine, delivering 148 BHP of power and 340 Nm of torque. Skoda did introduce the Kodiaq in a more premium Laurin Klement (L&K) version, which also comes powered by the same motor.
The facelifted Kodiaq is expected to be priced around the Rs. 35-40 lakh range when introduced. It will rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Mahindra Alturas. Skoda will hope that the Kodiaq will receive a boost in sales with the introduction of a facelifted model.
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