ŠKODA KODIAQ: the successful SUV gets an update

› Advanced ŠKODA design language and new off-road features
› The spacious interior now offers more comfort and sustainable materials
› Full-LED Matrix headlights and ergonomic seats are now part of the range
› More efficient EVO engines and a new top-level engine for the KODIAQ RS
› Active, Ambition and Style trim levels as well as SPORTLINE, L&K and RS variants

Mladá Boleslav / Megève, 28 June 2021 – Approximately four years after the KODIAQ’s market launch, the carmaker has updated its internationally successful SUV with even more refined and striking design language. For the first time, the large SUV can be equipped with full-LED Matrix headlights as well as ergonomically optimised seats with ventilation and a massage function. The line-up of efficient EVO engines includes a new, more powerful TSI engine for the KODIAQ RS. Apart from this sporty range-topping model, the Czech car manufacturer continues to offer its SUV – which is also available as a seven-seater – in the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels, and as SPORTLINE as well as L&K variants.

„When we launched the KODIAQ approximately four years ago, we introduced the ŠKODA qualities to the SUV segment: ample space, a wealth of Simply Clever features and excellent value for money. Of course, this latest edition of our bestseller also comes with these attributes but we have developed it further. It now offers even more comfort, more efficient engines, and a fresh and striking design. I am confident that we will build on the KODIAQ success story with our revised model.“

Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO

An even bolder look and optional full-LED Matrix headlights make their debut

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 optional. The 19-inch Procyon and 20-inch Sagitarius alloy wheels for the KODIAQ RS come with removable covers that improve aerodynamics. Special, aerodynamically optimised wheels, the redesigned bumpers, a new, gloss black rear spoiler and side finlets on the rear window also reduce drag.

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Introducing a more sustainable interior and optional ergonomic seats

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, ventilation and a massage function. Eco seats are optional for the Ambition and Style levels, and feature high-quality, sustainable seat covers made of vegan, recycled materials.



Optional digital instrument cluster and enhanced CANTON sound system

The ŠKODA KODIAQ can be equipped with a digital instrument cluster, also referred to as the Virtual Cockpit. This features a 10.25-inch display and offers five customisable and redesigned layouts. The optional CANTON sound system with a total output of 625 watts has also been improved. In addition to the central speaker in the dashboard and the subwoofer in the boot, the system now comes with ten speakers instead of the previous eight. The two new speakers are located in the front door panels and are framed by a circular chrome trim.



Improved assistance systems and typical Simply Clever solutions

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.



Active, Ambition and Style trim levels as well as SPORTLINE, L&K and RS variants

The updated KODIAQ is available in the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels, and as SPORTLINE, L&K as well as RS variants. The Czech car manufacturer has refined the look of its sporty top-of-the-range model, the KODIAQ RS. The biturbo diesel used in the previous model has been replaced by a new, more powerful TSI petrol engine with 180 kW (245 PS). This engine is more than 60 kg lighter and offers better driving performance. Like the other four power units – the two petrol engines producing 110 kW (150 PS) and 140 kW (190 PS), as well as the two diesels with an output of 110 kW (150 PS) and 147 kW (200 PS) – the 2.0-litre engine fitted in the KODIAQ RS also comes from Volkswagen Group’s latest, more efficient and lower-emission EVO generation.




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Christian Heubner
Head of Product Communications 
T +420 730 862 420

Zdeněk Štěpánek
Spokesperson – Product Communications
T +420 730 861 579

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