Skoda’s 7-seater SUV gets its mid-career update. Five years after its launch, the Kodiaq slightly evolves its line. It receives more tapered lights, redesigned front and rear bumpers and finally a new grille. The latter gains a 3D effect, similar to that found on the very recent Enyaq. The entire range is now entitled to LED lights and the most demanding will even be able to check the LED matrix lights option.
Restyled Skoda Kodiaq: the first images of the test
Restyled Skoda Kodiaq (2021): the first live images of the test + driving impressions
Inside, the changes are much more timid. New perforated and ergonomic leather seats are available in the catalog, while there will be the possibility of opting for Eco seats in “recycled vegan materials”. The 10.25-inch digital cockpit incorporates a new Sport display on the RS and Sportline versions.
If we put aside the petrol unit, 1.5 TSI of 150 hp entry level and the RS version of 245 hp, the Kodiaq engine offer focuses on diesel with the 2.0 TDI available in 150 and 200 hp and compatible with all-wheel drive, as an option. We were waiting for a hybridization, there will not be any, even slight.
The restyled version of the Kodiaq, Skoda’s family SUV, is available to order. The configurator is online. Prices start at € 29,980.
First impressions of driving
At the wheel, the key word of the Kodiaq is comfort. First in its operating silence then in the softness of the seats and finally by its flexible damping helped here by small diameter rims and high sidewall tires. The Czech is certainly less lively than a Peugeot 5008 in its trajectories but manages like a chef to offer its passengers quality trips.