Skoda will discontinue its diesel cars and offer the 2.0 TSI engine with the Superb and Kodiaq.
The BS6 emission norms will be kicking in from April 2020 and a lot of manufacturers will either launch BS6-compliant engines by then, or discontinue engines that won’t be able to comply with the new emission norms. Skoda is one such automaker too.
Skoda has 2 diesel engines in its line-up – 1.5-litre TDI on the Rapid and a 2.0-litre TDI for the Octavia, Kodiaq and Superb. The Czech automaker will be discontinuing its diesel engines ahead of the new norms and will offer only petrol cars in its portfolio, at least for the time being.
The Skoda Superb facelift will be launched in February 2020 and it will now come with a 2.0-litre TSI engine, mated to a 7-speed DSG. Meanwhile, the Kodiaq will also get the same 2.0-litre TSI engine with DSG and AWD. While the Kodiaq diesel makes 140 HP and 320 Nm, the petrol-powered variant will make 190 HP and 350 Nm. This is same engine that we saw on the Octavia RS too.
The Octavia diesel will also be discontinued. The Octy is offered with 1.4-litre and 1.8-litre TSI engines as of now and its rival, the Hyundai Elantra is also offered with only a petrol engine option. Skoda might re-introduce diesel engines in their large cars later on. The company is aiming to fetch 15,000 sales in 2020, just like 2019.
Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TSI
– The Superb facelift will be launched in Feb 2020
– The Kodiaq will get a petrol engine option only
– The 2.0-litre TSI mill will get a 7-speed DSG
Source – AutocarIndia.com