Exterior: redesigned front, and more rugged look

› Elevated bonnet, restyled ŠKODA grille and aluminium-effect apron trims
› Narrow headlights as part of the new look, full LED Matrix technology optional
› Improved aerodynamics and new alloy wheels measuring up to 20 inches

Mladá Boleslav, 13 April 2021 – ŠKODA has made specific modifications to the KODIAQ’s appearance, lending the successful SUV an even more rugged look, while also optimising its aerodynamics. The elevated and striking bonnet and the newly designed, more upright ŠKODA grille reinforce the car’s visual presence. The Active, Ambition and Style trim levels now sport aluminium-effect trims on the front and rear apron, enhancing the SUV’s off-road look. The LED headlights, with optional full LED Matrix technology, are significantly slimmer and, together with the rearranged fog lights, create a distinctive visual feature even in the dark. ŠKODA has also added new alloy wheels measuring up to 20 inches to the range of options for the KODIAQ. The revised ŠKODA KODIAQ will be on the market from July 2021.

“With the launch of the KODIAQ four years ago, we took a major step forward towards our current design language. Owing to a few subtle changes, our SUV now presents as even more emotive. The new front is crisper, and the design of the four newly arranged headlights lends the KODIAQ a unique character. The new, aluminium-effect details at the front and rear provide the car with great off-road styling. At the same time, we’ve managed to make the rear even more dynamic with a new roof spoiler and sharper tail lights.”


Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design

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Following its upgrade, the revised ŠKODA KODIAQ will be available from July 2021. The front section looks even more striking and the large bonnet has been raised significantly at the sides, above the front wheel arches. The hexagonal ŠKODA grille with bold double ribs is more upright, and flanked by noticeably slimmer LED headlights which are a standard feature for the revised KODIAQ. Together with the fog lights below or, in the range-topping version, as a separate LED module, they form a distinct four-light cluster. This distinctive feature stands out even more in the dark when, in the variant with full LED Matrix technology, the two LED modules, one above the other, are lit up permanently in driving mode.

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LED Matrix technology makes its KODIAQ debut

The innovative full LED Matrix headlights are available for the first time for the ŠKODA KODIAQ, as an option from the Ambition trim level and as standard in the L&K and RS variants. The technology allows drivers to have the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users. A camera on the windscreen detects vehicles as well as people and objects reflecting the light, and the intelligent lighting technology then automatically turns off individual segments of the light beam. Full LED Matrix headlights also provide different lighting modes for various situations and weather conditions, such as driving in the city, on the motorway, in the rain or fog. The standard version of the LED headlights has separate LED modules for low beam and high beam, as well as for the daytime running lights, position lights and indicators. Halogen bulbs are used for the lower positioned fog lights.

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ŠKODA KODIAQ

Restyled bumpers

The ŠKODA designers have also redesigned the bumpers. The body-coloured, sculptured front apron features a crystalline, mesh-effect air inlet in the lower section, with L-shaped finishing touches on the sides that look like air curtains. An aerodynamically optimised, black-grained front spoiler with an aluminium-effect trim completes the front apron. The diffuser at the rear features the same design, with a sculptured body-coloured bumper. Below the wide loading sill, a black-grained strip flanked by two crystalline rear reflectors emphasises the vehicle’s width. The KODIAQ RS now features a distinct, dynamically designed model-specific front bumper.

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ŠKODA KODIAQ

Gloss black rear spoiler and clean-cut LED tail lights

The new rear spoiler in gloss black makes the body of the KODIAQ appear longer than it actually is. Together with side finlets, as seen in aircraft construction, the rear spoiler improves the car’s aerodynamics thereby reducing its CO2 emissions. The third brake light is incorporated into the spoiler, and the rear window below that is narrower than before. This reinforces the SUV’s dynamic look, as do the slimmer, sharply designed tail lights. They feature full LED technology as standard even in the Active trim line. From the Ambition trim upwards, they also come with dynamic indicators and an animated welcome effect. The tail lights are eye-catching with their crystalline structures and form the ŠKODA-typical C-shaped light cluster.

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New alloys measuring up to 20 inches

The ŠKODA KODIAQ’s powerful appearance is reinforced by the car’s bold, sculptured and black-grained side skirts made of robust plastic, as well as the substantial wheel arches at the front and rear with striking trims, also made of black-grained plastic. The KODIAQ comes with alloys measuring 17 to 20 inches. The wheels, some of which have been restyled, feature a striking, ŠKODA-typical design and further enhance the SUV’s rugged appearance, while aerodynamically optimised 18- to 20-inch wheels contribute to reducing the vehicle’s aerodynamic drag. The KODIAQ RS comes with new burnished 20-inch, metallic black Sagitarius alloy wheels that feature aerodynamically optimised plastic covers. The 18-inch Askella, 19-inch Cursa and 20-inch Merope alloys also make their KODIAQ debut.

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