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Skoda has revealed that its recently updated Kodiaq SUV will start from £27,650.

Expected to hit dealerships in July, the revised Kodiaq brings a range of enhancements to both its exterior look as well as in the cabin.

The outside of the car has been freshened up thanks to the fitment of a six-sided radiator grille as well as a higher bonnet, while the bumpers have been reshaped too. A premium-looking aluminium-effect trim applied to the front and rear apron comes as standard on SE and SE L-trim cars, too.

The front headlights have also been reshaped, while LED daytime running lights come fitted as standard to all models. Powerful Matrix LED headlights are included from SE L trim cars and above.

Inside you’ll find a new two-spoke multifunction steering wheel, though tip-top SportLine and vRS-specification cars bring a three-spoke version instead.

Five engine choices are available with the Kodiaq – three petrol and two diesel – with DSG automatic transmissions and four-wheel-drive available too. The range-topping vRS model ditches the turbocharged diesel engine used by its predecessor in favour of a new 2.0-litre petrol engine with 241bhp, which is some 60kg lighter than before. Not only that, but the new DSG gearbox is 5.2kg lighter than before as well.

Skoda has also bulked up the Kodiaq’s list of safety equipment through the inclusion of a revised adaptive cruise control system as well as an emergency braking function that can detect both pedestrians and cyclists. New sensors at the rear of the car can detect a collision and prepare its occupants, too.

Five trim levels are available – SE, SE L, Sportline, L&K and vRS. The SE is the only variant available with either five or seven seats – the remaining specifications only come with the latter.

Though Skoda has yet to announce prices for the vRS model, it has stated that the next highest trim level – L&K – will cost from £41,270.

Ted Welford

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May 20, 2021