Czech car manufacturer Skoda has been present in the Indian market for quite some time. Skoda Kodiaq that was introduced in the market back in 2017 was their flagship model in the country. It however was discontinued as it was not compliant with the new emission norms. Now, Skoda has officially unveiled the 2021 facelifted version of Skoda Kodiaq in international markets and the same is expected to be launched in India later this year. Meanwhile, Skoda has released a video showing what the L&K version of 2021 Skoda Kodiaq will offer.
The video has been uploaded by Skoda on their official YouTube channel. Laurin & Klement version is the top-end version of Skoda Kodiaq. This version gets features like ventilated seats at the front, LED matrix headlamps and large 20 inch alloy wheels. In comparison to the pre-facelifit version, there are several changes on the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq.
Starting with the front, the SUV retains the signature front grille but, it is now a bit more steeper than the older version. There are chrome garnishes around the grille as well. The headlights have been redesigned too. They are still sleek looking units and have the LED matrix headlamp option for the top-end version. LED DRLs and turn indicators are also integrated inside the headlamp cluster. Just like the older version, fog lamps are placed under the headlamps. The front bumper has been slightly redesigned and looks muscular from the front.
Coming to the side profile, the overall design of the SUV looks the same as before except for the large 20 inch alloy wheels. The new wheels do make a difference and completely changes the overall look of the car. The L&K version has the badging on the side fender that differentiates it from the regular Kodiaq. Moving towards the rear, there are redesigned split LED tail lamps and bumper. There is Skoda branding on the boot with Kodiaq and 4×4 badging on the lower part of it. A roof mounted spoiler is also seen at the rear.
The cabin of the L&K version of Skoda Kodiaq is much more premium than the regular version. The basic design of the cabin remains more or less the same as before. Skoda has only made some cosmetic changes to give it a fresh look. It gets two spoke steering wheel with multiple function buttons on it. It gets a huge 10.25 inch fully digital instrument cluster or Virtual cockpit as Skoda likes to call it.
A 9.2 inch touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is also available. Skoda is also offering ergonomics seats which will get massage function along with ventilation feature. Skoda Kodiaq will offer features like ambient lighting, speakers from Canton, sunroof and so on.
Skoda Kodiaq is expected to be offered with a petrol engine only in India. It will be offered with a 2.0 litre TSI engine generating 190 Ps and 320 Nm of torque. A 1.5 litre TSI motor is also expected to be offered with the front wheel drive version. Skoda might also expected to bring the RS version of Kodiaq which produce same figures as Skoda Octavia vRS.