Rising demand sees Škoda Auto India increase allocations for Kodiaq 4X4

Rising demand sees Škoda Auto India increase allocations for Kodiaq 4X4
Škoda Kodiaq

2023 Kodiaq arrives with more luxury and aerodynamics

Mumbai, May 5, 2023 – While Škoda Auto India’s INDIA 2.0 cars top the safety charts among India-made cars, the company introduced its third model that completes its 5-star-safe fleet -- the 2023 Škoda Kodiaq luxury 4x4. The Kodiaq nameplate was first introduced in India in 2017, and globally, the Kodiaq was Škoda Auto’s first full-size SUV with the capacity to seat 7. Available in India as a parts and components vehicle under limited numbers so far, the 2023 Kodiaq will see now see allotments of 750 cars every quarter. For 2022, all allotments for the Kodiaq were filled within 24 hours.

The car is now available at a starting price of INR 37.99 lacs (ex-showroom).

Mr Petr Šolc, Brand Director, Škoda Auto India, said, “The Kodiaq was our first ever foray into the full-size SUV fold, and it has been a resounding success internationally and in India. Though premium, it is a high-value luxury 4x4 that has seen much demand from Indian consumers because of the complete off-road luxury package it offers for the family. The increased allocation will ensure that the Kodiaq can now be enjoyed by more SUV customers who demand the best there is in terms of safety, luxury and value with off-road ability.”

The Škoda Kodiaq is powered by the same 2.0 TSI EVO engine. The powertrain has now been adapted to meet the new BS6-B emissions norms. The result is that the Kodiaq is now 4.2% more efficient than earlier. The 4x4 still makes 140 kW (190 PS) and 320 Nm allowing acceleration to 100 kph in just 7.8 seconds (claimed figure). There is one more addition to Škoda’s array of Simply Clever features – door-edge protectors. They automatically reveal themselves when the doors open, protecting the door edge from dings and scratches. The rear spoiler gets additional finlets to aid airflow and improve the aerodynamics of this luxury 4x4. Inside, the rear passengers get a lounge step to rest their feet, and outer headrests in the 2nd row, furthering the luxury and comfort quotient in this 4x4 for the family.