2024 Skoda Kodiaq revealed with a new plug-in hybrid engine option
2024 Skoda Kodiaq finally shows its face after multiple teasers and test mules. The second generation Kodiaq gets a completely new styling inside out along with new features and updated engine options.
The Czech carmaker has made the new SUV look mature. The outgoing model had more cuts and creases and looked sharper but this one has got more curves and smoother edges to make it more aerodynamic.
The front might remind you of the first generation Kodiaq but it gets a completely new set of LED Matrix headlights and LED DRLs, new bonnet, new butterfly grille and revised bumper. On the side you will notice there is a smooth shoulder line running across the body and it looks bigger since it has grown in length by 6 cm. There are new alloy wheel designs on offer.
The rear profile looks completely new with a restyled D-pillar, new LED tail lights, updated tail gate and new bumper. Skoda will be offering multiple variants so there will be slight changes in the bumper design and alloy wheels depending on the variant.
The interior is completely new and looks more premium. Comes with a 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with 10-inch Virtual Cockpit. It comes with an optional head-up display as well. There are new Smart Dials in the centre console to reduce clutter, they come with multiple functions and small digital displays for different modes.
To further reduce the clutter and offer more practicality, Skoda has repositioned the gear selector to the steering column. The front seats come with optional massage function.
Skoda is offering a new plug-in hybrid petrol engine with the Kodiaq. It is a 204 HP unit that offers 100 km WLTP claimed electric-only range. Other engine options include 1.5-litre TSI, 2.0-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TDI engine options. We believe Skoda will only get the 2.0 TSI to the Indian shores at the time of launch.
The range topping variants of the Kodiaq will get all-wheel drive as standard. The new SUV now comes with Dynamic Chassis Control System. It is also equipped with ADAS tech.