New-Gen Skoda Kodiaq Spied in India Ahead Launch

Revealed globally in October 2023, the 2nd Generation Skoda Kodiaq has been spotted testing in India for the 1st time, giving us a hint of its launch nearing in India.


New Skoda Kodiaq Spied – Highlights

The new Kodiaq has been spotted without any camo meaning we get a clear picture at what the car looks like. The next-gen variant is slightly larger than its predecessor and gets a noticeable hexagonal grille, squared-off wheel arches, a redesigned Skoda logo, a heavily sculpted bonnet and new alloys. The headlights have also been refreshed. The back of the SUV has C-shaped wraparound taillights with Skoda written in the middle. The radar at the front also hints at the addition of the ADAS in the Koadiaq.

While the interior has not been revealed in the spy shots, it is expected to be similar to the Euro-spec Kodiaq, meaning a 13-inch freestanding touchscreen infotainment will take the centre, controlling most of the car’s functions. There will also be a fully digital driver’s display on offer along with 3 new physical smart dials. The outer 2 rotary knobs, each with a 32 mm colour display are used to adjust the full suite of climate controls for the drivers and passengers. The middle one can be adjusted to control the volume, map zoom, AC, and more.

New Gen Skoda Kodiaq

The new-gen Kodiaq will likely retain the same 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine as the outgoing model that produces 190 hp and 320 Nm of Torque. However, expect the motor in the new model to be offered in a higher state of tune. The engine comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.

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The Current-gen Koadiaq is available in a single fully-loaded L&K variant which comes at a price tag of Rs 39.99 Lakh (ex-showroom). Due to the changes in the new-gen, expect a price hike and upon its launch which is likely in 2025, the car will continue its rivalry with the MG Gloster, Jeep Meridian and Toyota Fortuner.