In preparation for the Geneva Motor Show, Skoda has announced that the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq will receive some minor design changes and new equipment. The Skoda Kodiaq 2019 is set to go into production in the coming months, so it should be exciting to see what changes are to be made to this popular model.
The Design Basics
Both the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq will have some design changes. The most obvious is that the current arrow logo for Skoda will be swapped out for “Skoda” in script on the tailgate. This puts both models in line with the new baby SUV Kamiq that is set to make its debut in Geneva. There are other subtle changes that should make the Kodiaq even more appealing.
The Upgraded Side Assist System
Another crucial change is the availability of the upgraded Side Assist System. This is the Skoda equivalent of the Volkswagen blind spot monitoring system. The system on the new Skoda Kodiaq will have a range of 70 metres. This is extremely helpful when a vehicle may be approaching you on the Autobahn at high speed, but it could also be handy on our highways.
Dynamic Chassis Control
The latest iteration of Skoda’s adaptive dampers or the Dynamic Chassis Control system will also be made available for the front wheel drive variants of both the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq. This will help to automatically adapt to different driving conditions for a smoother ride and improved drive experience.
Under the Skin
Under the bonnet, the Karoq will now feature a 2.0 litre turbo diesel TDI engine paired with a DSG seven speed automatic to deliver 140 kW of power. Meanwhile, a new Skoda Kodiaq review will reveal a new tyre pressure monitoring system featuring sensors in each wheel.
The Scout trim offered overseas on the Kodiaq will have the option of ventilated seats to bolster the existing heated option. There will also be a new set of 20 inch Ignite alloys available for RS and Sportline variants of the Skoda flagship crossover.
The Local Market
While the European market can be a good indicator of possible model changes and updates here, there are no guarantees. According to Paul Pottinger, head of communications for Skoda Australia was unable to announce any of the changes expected at the Geneva motor show for the Australian Skoda range.
Pottinger was able to indicate that the local Skoda arm is anticipating a new diesel 140 kW engine becoming available for the Skoda Karoq. Skoda Australia previously voiced a demand for this type of variant with all wheel drive. However, there are no confirmed announcements for when we can expect to see this option here in Australian showrooms.
If you’re interested in learning more about the new Skoda Kodiaq, call in and see us. The Perth City Skoda team is on hand to answer any of your queries about the Skoda Kodiaq, price deals, and current specifications or to arrange your test drive.