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Škoda allots more Kodiaq SUVs for India to reduce delivery time

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Last year Škoda launched the updated Kodiaq SUV in India. However, all the allocations for 2022 were sold out in just a few weeks. Now, for the 2023 model year, the Czech car maker has allotted more units thanks to the increased demand for the SUV. This will also ensure that customers who book the vehicle will get a faster delivery as well.

The news also signifies India’s importance to the carmaker. India is Škoda’s third largest market and the largest market outside of Europe (after Germany and Czech Republic).

2023 Škoda Kodiaq : More Details

The 2023 Škoda Kodiaq comes with a few updates. The major of these is that the engine is now compliant with the BS 6 Phase II emission norms in India. This means the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol now develops 190 PS and 320 Nm. Škoda also claims that the engine is now 4.2 percent more fuel economical as well.

Some features on the new Kodiaq include door-edge protectors that reveal themselves when the doors are opened, extra finlets on the rear spoiler to aid aerodynamics and more. On the inside, the car comes with a lounge step for middle row seats along with outer headrests that improve the comfort of the passengers.

The Kushaq also gets a 5-star Safety rating for both Adults and Children. This makes Škoda India’s fleet all 5-star rated. Other models include the Slavia sedan and the Kushaq SUV.

Škoda Kodiaq : Handling & Dynamics

According to Škoda, the Kodiaq has features that enhance driver engagement. These include features like progressive steering, wherein the forces on the wheel depend on the speed, driving conditions, etc. This means better slow speed manoeuvrability and improved control at high speeds. The Škoda Kodiaq also boasts of Dynamic Chassis control that allows the driver to choose from six modes – Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sports, Snow and Individual driving modes. Apart from the modes, the DCC also raises or lowers suspension by 15 mm. The Kodiaq also gets a dedicated off-road button as well.

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