ŠKODA KODIAQ: the successful SUV gets an update

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Four years after the Irish market launch and with 7,127 units delivered to Irish customers, the bestselling KODIAQ SUV will be updated this September. Receiving new exterior design and interior material changes as well as ŠKODA’s latest technologies such as full-LED Matrix headlights, the KODIAQ is likely to remain at the top of the sales charts again in 2022. Now offered exclusively as a seven-seat version – in Active, Ambition, Style and Sportline trim levels. The KODIAQ will be arriving in ŠKODA dealers across Ireland this September. The starting price for the new KODIAQ is €38,150 excluding delivery and related charges.

John Donegan, ŠKODA Ireland, Brand Director said: “The KODIAQ has helped propel the ŠKODA brand to new heights, moving us into fourth position in the Irish sales rankings. The new KODIAQ has improved interiors and even more standard equipment and safety features. The KODIAQ has often been a victim of its own success with demand outstripping supply. I would urge customers considering the new revised KODIAQ for 2022 to engage with their local dealer at their earliest convenience to avoid delays and disappointment. I am confident our customers will love the new revised KODIAQ just as much as the outgoing version”

The new KODIAQ is offered in Ireland with three advanced and efficient EVO engines from the Volkswagen Group. The two 2.0 TDI diesel engines produce less emissions thanks to the ‘twin dosing’ exhaust gas treatment and produce 110 kW (150 PS) and 147 kW (200 PS) in combination with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The more powerful diesel engine is offered exclusively with all-wheel drive. 

A petrol driven 1.5 TSI, with an output of 110 kW (150 PS), is the only model offered with a manual 6-speed gearbox in addition to a DSG transmission and is offered in two wheel drive only. The KODIAQ RS with a 2.0 TSI 180 kW (245 PS) petrol will not be offered on the Irish market. 

A further developed ŠKODA SUV design language sets the updated KODIAQ apart. Aluminium-effect design details on the front and rear apron emphasise the rugged look of the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels. This is reinforced even further by the restyled front with a hexagonal, more upright ŠKODA grille. The slimmer, more dynamic-looking headlights now feature LED technology as standard and – as a first for the KODIAQ – full-LED Matrix headlights are standard on Style and Sportline trims.

New decorative trims, additional contrasting stitching and the LED ambient lighting’s extended range of functions provide modern visual touches in the interior. For the first time, the extras include ergonomic, perforated-leather seats with multiway electric seat adjustment and ventilation.

The ŠKODA KODIAQ’s wide range of assistance systems now includes the enhanced version of Crew Protect Assist as an option, which has additional radar sensors at the rear to respond to vehicles that pose a collision risk. There are two Travel Assist options that – depending on the model – incorporate five to eight assistance systems. These include Predictive Cruise Control, Adaptive Lane Assist and an improved version of Traffic Sign Recognition. The variety of Simply Clever details that are typical of the brand now also include the integrated funnel in the lid of the windscreen washer tank.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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