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    Skoda Kodiaq

    Skoda Kodiaq Right Front Three Quarter
    Style 2.0 TDI 4x4 AT
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    ₹ 33.00 Lakh
    Last Recorded Price

    Skoda Kodiaq Key Specifications

    Price₹ 33.00 Lakh onwards
    Mileage16.25 kmpl
    Engine1968 cc
    Fuel TypeDiesel
    Seating Capacity7 Seater

    Skoda Kodiaq Summary

    Skoda Kodiaq Price:

    Skoda Kodiaq price starts at ₹ 33.00 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 36.79 Lakh. The price of Diesel variant for Kodiaq ranges between ₹ 33.00 Lakh - ₹ 36.79 Lakh.

    Skoda Kodiaq Versions:

    Kodiaq is available in 3 variants. All the variants are Automatic.

    Skoda Kodiaq Colours:

    Kodiaq is offered in 5 colours: Magic Black, Quartz Grey, Moon White, Lava Blue and Magnetic Brown. However, some of these colours are available in specific versions.

    Skoda Kodiaq Competitors:

    Kodiaq is competing against Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace, Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Karoq, Ford Endeavour, MG Gloster, Volvo XC40, Honda CR-V, Skoda Superb and Hyundai Tucson.

    Kodiaq Price List in India (Versions)

    VersionsLast Recorded PriceSpecificationsCompare

    Style 2.0 TDI 4x4 AT

    ₹ 33.00 Lakh
    1968 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 16.25 kmpl
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    ₹ 33.99 Lakh
    1968 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 16.25 kmpl
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    L&K 2.0 TDI 4x4 AT

    ₹ 36.79 Lakh
    1968 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 16.25 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Tough build quality
      • Loaded with features
      • Spacious and practical cabin
    • Could be Better
      • Cramped third row is suitable only for kids
      • No petrol option
      • You can pay a bit more and get more premium brands

    Kodiaq Verdict

    In conclusion, the Kodiaq is an impressive step up for Skoda India in the premium mid-size SUV space. After all, only a few vehicles combine ‘family car’ and ‘SUV qualities’ like the Kodiaq. On the downside, the pricing is too close to premium cars like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 which can be a deterrent for some.

    Kodiaq Review

    I was told that the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is the off-road focussed variant of the SUV. And with this claim, the car comes with an additional body cladding, new alloys, an all-black cabin and more interestingly, a dedicated 'Off-Road' mode for those who love to venture into the wild. Skoda has also increased the ground clearance of this Kodiaq Scout by 6mm, bringing it up to 194mm. But, is all this sufficient enough to make the Kodiaq more capable? We find out.

    What is it?

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Why will I buy it?

    One car for both office meetings and adventure trips

    Why will I avoid it?

    Skoda's after-sales service still improving

    What is it?

    I was told that the Skoda Kodiaq Scout is the off-road focussed variant of the SUV. And with this claim, the car comes with an additional body cladding, new alloys, an all-black cabin and more interestingly, a dedicated 'Off-Road' mode for those who love to venture into the wild. Skoda has also improved the approach and departure angles of this Kodiaq Scout. But, is all this sufficient enough to make the Kodiaq more capable? We find out.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Before we get to the driving bits, let's take a look at the exterior upgrades. There are new skid plates at the front and rear and a grille surround, while the characteristic LED headlamps with illuminated 'eyelashes' of the Kodiaq are carried over. Even the square wheel arches continue to house 18-inch alloy wheels but with a new design and angular mud flaps with plastic edges. Furthermore, the Scout boasts of silver roof railings, matte silver wing mirror housings and the chrome strips around the side window, which overall boost the SUV's premium feel.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    And even if it doesn't look brute or tough to take on the rough terrain, Skoda has improved the approach and departure angles at 22-degrees and 23.1-degrees respectively. Then, there's a complete underbody protection kit as well to save all the hardware. Likewise, the rear bumper with silver protective cover borders the exhaust pipes and the diffuser. The Scout continues to don crystalline elements in the Skoda-typical C-shape LED taillights. Yet, unique to this model is a Scout plaque on the front fenders. What's more, it becomes the first product in India to bear ‘Skoda’ in block lettering on the tailgate instead of the Skoda logo.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    How is it on the inside?

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Beige interiors from the standard Kodiaq are replaced by an all-black cabin in the Scout. The seats are now wrapped in black Alcantara leather upholstery with a Scout logo on the back rest. There's a brushed wooden decor and all the decorative elements are complemented by chrome highlights which look nice and elegant. All of this intensify the plush feeling inside while still retaining the good ergonomics and practicality from the Kodiaq. Good all-round visibility, comfortable seats, spacious cabin and the capability to seat seven continue to be one of the strong points. Now, even the LED ambient lighting inside the Scout offers ten colour options that you can set according to your mood. Otherwise, the unchanged boot space with seat flexibility continues to be one more USP of this SUV.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Feature-wise too, the Kodiaq Scout is among the top-notch ones that continue to set a benchmark in this segment. And, since the Scout is based on the range-topping variant of the Kodiaq, it comes with all the bells and whistles. These include a digital instrument cluster, a three-zone Climatronic air conditioning system, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, ambient lighting, electrically adjustable seats, panoramic sunroof and more. The power nap package with neck-rests and blankets comes as standard with the Scout.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Then, there's also a 10-speaker Canton sound system, park assist with hands-free parking, cruise control, adaptive lights and a number of active and passive safety features; namely nine airbags, 360-degree cameras, a tyre pressure monitoring system, fatigue alert, engine immobiliser with floating code system, acoustic warning signal for overrun speed and more. Skoda does do everything to keep you safe on the road. Still, should you doubt it, Euro NCAP has given it a five out of five-star safety rating! Need we say more?

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    How does it drive?

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    We drove from Nagpur city to Pench National park a few hundred kilometres away, having a mix of city, countryside, highway and even some off-road time. The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine here is the same unit from the Kodiaq that produces 147bhp and 340Nm of torque. Thanks to the strong low-end and mid-range, it’s good enough to push this behemoth ahead without feeling much of its bulk. This engine is very refined as compared to other ladder-on-frame vehicles in its segment and the NVH levels provide complete silence once the windows are up.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    The motor is paired to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission that powers all wheels through a torque-on-demand AWD system. This dual-clutch unit provides smooth shifts and is very quick; although if required, one has the paddle-shifters option for manual shifting. From the various driving modes including snow, individual and off-road mode, the throttle response is subdued in the eco mode and feels most responsive in the sport mode. Even the steering response is likable as it doesn’t feel vague at the centre, is light at low speeds and weighs up adequately with increase in speed. While changing directions, the Scout isn’t very sharp but surely feels much better than the ladder-on-frame SUVs and is more car-like to handle.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Even the suspension for that matter is impressive. It might not flatten everything that comes in its path, but absorbs most undulations and doesn’t let the SUV wallow at high speeds like in most of its rivals. The noise is also supressed which altogether makes it a relaxed long-distance tourer. That said, some sharp-edged potholes and road joints, especially on flyovers might be audible, but they are still well-contained. So, there’s some side-to-side movement at low speeds but the high speed ride is flat while the brake feel and bite feel assuring with good straight-line stability.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Now, All-Wheel Drive is offered as standard on the Kodiaq, but this Scout version brings in an additional 'Off-Road' mode which can be used up to speeds of 30kmph. Select this from a button on the centre console and the smart electronics will adjust the throttle response and damper settings depending on the terrain you are taking. When activated, it also shows up different functions on the infotainment display including the compass, the steering wheel angle, the altimeter, and even the oil and coolant temperature. This mode is integrated with a software specially designed for the Scout that adjusts not just the characteristics of the engine, but the electronic assistants like ABS, EBD and stability control systems too.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    We tried it with the hill-descent control on, and the SUV descended a steep slope safely without any slippage of the wheel. We didn’t have to provide any throttle or brake input. Also, when there's any loss of traction, an electro-hydraulically controlled multi-disc inter-axle clutch smoothly distributes the torque between the front and rear axles. This ratio ranges between 96 per cent to four per cent and 10 per cent to 90 per cent respectively. More interestingly, this system can transmit as much as 85 per cent of the torque to just a single wheel. Of course, the coupling of the rear axle is automatic, so under normal conditions, the Scout is predominantly front-wheel drive. But under extreme conditions it engages the smart system so that one can enjoy the excellent traction provided by the 4x4 drive.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Should I buy one?

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Skoda’s intention of bringing in the Scout is to offer a Kodiaq that can easily be taken off the tarmac for some action in mud and sludge. And it does that well making it even more capable than the standard SUV. Its off-road package adds a touch of ruggedness and protects many of its components too. This Kodiaq Scout still continues to be a car that can be driven daily to office in delightful luxury with an easy and fun to drive car-like experience. Then, it also doubles up as a comfortable people hauler on long drives. If not for Skoda’s after-sales service experience, it’s not hard to recommend this SUV to anyone. Still, the carmaker has pulled up its socks and improving its service, while prospective buyers will also appreciate the six years optional warranty that the carmaker is offering.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Where does it fit in?

    The new Skoda Kodiaq Scout is priced at Rs 33.99 lakhs, ex-showroom, which converts to around Rs 41-42 lakhs on-road. This means it takes on a number of full-sized SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4 and even the Isuzu MU-X.

    Skoda Kodiaq Scout First Drive Review

    Pictures by Akash, Edited by Kapil Angane

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    Kodiaq Alternatives

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    ₹ 33.24 Lakh
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    Kodiaq Colours

    Skoda Kodiaq is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Magic Black
    Magic Black

    Skoda Kodiaq Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage


    (1968 cc)

    Automatic16.25 kmpl

    FAQs About Skoda Kodiaq

    Q: What is the price of Skoda Kodiaq?
    Skoda has stopped the production of Skoda Kodiaq. The last recorded price of Skoda Kodiaq is ₹ 33.00 Lakh.

    Q: Which is Kodiaq Top Model?
    The top model of Skoda Kodiaq is L&K 2.0 TDI 4x4 AT and the last recorded price for Kodiaq L&K 2.0 TDI 4x4 AT is ₹ 36.79 Lakh.

    Q: Which car is better between Kodiaq and Tiguan AllSpace?
    Skoda Kodiaq price starts at ₹ 33.00 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1968cc engine. Whereas, Tiguan AllSpace price starts at ₹ 33.24 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1984cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: Is there a new coming up Kodiaq?
    No, there is no running/upcoming Skoda Kodiaq.

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    • 17000 kms and 13 months later
      Exceeded expectations overall. Yes, there are minor glitches like the sun roof motor just started vibrating but that is covered under the 4 yr/1 lakh km warranty, hence not worried. At the time of ignition, there's a little resistance at the brake...
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    • Worth having it!
      Liked it.good to drive within the city Have taken it out on picnics and outings with my cute Litle family of 3. Thanks.
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    • Wow! All in one.
      The best ever perfect suv by skoda, driving in all condition mode which makes me feel comfortable & dreaming what i want to be. So Guys if you are looking forward to purchase this amazing suv you can go on. Better mileage better performance better...
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    • Complete package and value for money
      I bought Kodiaq in Dec 2019 and so far completed >2000 kms and believe me you will be delighted to own this suv. This complete package of luxury is value for money and offers automobile tech which other cars doesn't have in the similar segment. The...
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