Skoda Kodiaq gets 2.0-litre petrol showcased; To be launched soon

Skoda Kodiaq, currently the only SUV from the brand in the Indian market will soon be launched with a petrol engine option in the Indian market. Skoda showcased the upcoming car at the 2020 Auto Expo and has revealed that will be launched in the market soon. We can expect that the vehicle will be launched in the Indian market before the BS6 implementation come into place next month. After the launch of the petrol engine option, Skoda will discontinue the diesel version of the model from the market.

The Kodiaq was available in the market only with a diesel engine option till now. However, Skoda showcased the Kodiaq with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will debut in the market in the coming weeks. The new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be BS6 compliant and will produce around 190 PS of maximum power with 320 Nm of peak torque.

Skoda will continue to offer all the features that are available with the current drivetrain of the car. The petrol-powered Kodiaq will also offer an AWD system while the turbocharged petrol engine will come with a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Skoda will not update the 2.0-litre diesel engine to meet the BS6 norms, which will mark the end of the Skoda Kodiaq diesel in the Indian market. The same petrol engine will also power the Superb facelift model, which was showcased at the Auto Expo.

The vehicle remains identical cosmetically. It offers the same looks and the same feature list. Skoda showcased the top-spec Laurin & Klement version of the car at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car offers the same level of equipment including the Skoda’s Virtual Cockpit all-digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof and more such features as standard.

Since the petrol engine is BS6, additional equipment has been installed to make the car meet the emission norms. This is why the price of the vehicle is not expected to go down even with the petrol engine option. Skoda will continue to put a similar price tag that is available with the Skoda Kodiaq’s current versions. At the moment, Skoda offers the Kodiaq at Rs 32.99 lakhs for the base version while the top-end version gets a sticker price of Rs 36.79 lakhs.

Skoda is heading the India 2.0 strategy for the Volkswagen Group in India. The manufacturer will launch a slew of products in the Indian market in the coming time including the Vision IN in the production form. It will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos. Skoda will also launch the Octavia RS in limited numbers and will bring in updated products like the Rapid FL and the Superb FL.