A palette of modern engines
The ŠKODA KODIAQ will now come with five engines: two turbo diesels and three turbo-powered petrol engines. All are part of the new EVO line, which places emphasis on low emissions. “The EVO engines in the KODIAQ combine superior power delivery with increased efficiency and lower CO2 and NOx emissions. The ‘twin dosing’ method of exhaust gas treatment applied in the diesel engines lowers nitrogen oxide emissions by roughly 80 per cent, while the petrol engines’ fuel consumption is reduced thanks to an injection pressure of up to 350 bar, among other things. In the KODIAQ RS, we are – for the first time – employing a petrol engine that, being more powerful and yet lighter, makes our sporty range-topping model even more dynamic,” explains Johannes Neft, ŠKODA board member responsible for technical development.
The entry-level engine for the KODIAQ is the 110 kW 1.5 TSI with cylinder deactivation. This is the only KODIAQ engine that is combined with a manual six-speed gearbox and front wheel drive. The four-cylinder 2.0 TDI delivers the same performance, but as standard it is hooked up to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission and offers the choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive. All the other versions of the new KODIAQ have all-wheel drive and DSG transmission.
The more powerful diesel engine is a 2.0 TDI delivering 147 kW. The mid-range petrol engine is the 140 kW 2.0 TSI. Top of the range is the RS version with its 2.0 TSI engine adjusted to deliver 180 kW. That is 4 kW more than its RS predecessor. In addition, the new petrol engine is 60 kilos lighter, with a further 5.2 kg of weight stripped from the new DSG transmission.