With its redesigned front, new off-road features and a hexagonal ŠKODA grille, the Kodiaq now appears even more rugged. The SE and SE L trims feature aluminium-effect trims on the front and rear apron. A new spoiler design optimises the large SUV’s aerodynamics and enables a drag coefficient (cd) from 0.31. The now significantly slimmer LED headlights are available with full-LED Matrix technology as an option – this is a first for the range – providing a more striking light cluster. New alloy wheels with a diameter of up to 20 inches have also been added to the choice of extras. The L&K and the SportLine variants feature their own distinctive design highlights.
Oliver Stefani, Head of ŠKODA Design, said: “With the Kodiaq update, we have refined its key design features even further. The new, hexagonal ŠKODA grille, more striking bonnet and off-road accents at the front and rear all add to the Kodiaq’s rugged appearance. The design of the four newly arranged headlights lends our large SUV a unique character. The new rear spoiler improves the car’s aerodynamics and, together with the sharper tail lights, provides the rear with a sleeker look.”
The bonnet has been raised significantly at the sides, above the front wheel arches, and the ŠKODA grille is now more upright, sporting a hexagonal design and the double ribs are chrome-plated. The headlights are slimmer and feature LED technology as standard, even in the entry-level trim.
Optional full-LED Matrix headlights and distinct four-light cluster
Optional full-LED Matrix headlights (standard from SE L trim upwards) make their debut in this range and ensure excellent visibility at all times, particularly in the dark. The full-LED Matrix headlights of the new Kodiaq do not have separate fog lights, instead, they feature poor weather lighting – a mode that better illuminates the road when visibility is poor. Pulling out the lights' rotary control switch by one stop activates this function.
New bumpers and clean-cut LED tail lights
The ŠKODA designers have also restyled the Kodiaq’s bumpers. The body-coloured, sculptured front apron features a crystalline, mesh-effect air inlet in the lower section, with L-shaped finishing touches on the sides that look like air curtains. SE and SE L feature an aerodynamically optimised, black-grained front spoiler with an aluminium-effect trim as standard. The tail lights are sharper and slimmer than before and feature full-LED technology as standard. Dynamic indicators and an animated welcome effect are standard throughout the range. The tail lights are characterised by crystalline structures and the ŠKODA-typical C-shaped light cluster.
Gloss black rear spoiler and new alloy wheels measuring up to 20 inches
The new rear spoiler in gloss black makes the body of the Kodiaq appear longer than it actually is. Together with side finlets, the spoiler improves the car’s aerodynamics, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions. The diffuser at the rear sports an aluminium-effect trim, while the sculptured bumper is body-coloured. The third brake light is incorporated into the spoiler, and the rear window below that is narrower than before. This reinforces the SUV’s width and adds to its dynamic look. Distinctive, black-grained side skirts made of robust plastic and substantial wheel arches at the front and rear with striking trims underpin the Kodiaq’s powerful appearance. The wheels, some of which have been restyled, measure 18 to 20 inches. The 20-inch Sagitarius – exclusively available for the Kodiaq vRS – and the 19-inch Procyon alloys come with removable covers that help improve aerodynamics.
A boot of up to 2,065 l
At 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and with a wheelbase of 2,790 mm, the ŠKODA Kodiaq can accommodate up to seven people if the optional third row of seats is specified. As a five-seater, it has a boot capacity of 835 l, which can be increased to a mighty 2,065 l by folding down the rear seats.
ŠKODA Kodiaq SportLine with black visual touches
The Kodiaq SportLine is characterised by numerous sporty design features. These include the gloss black grille surround and matt black ribs. The window frames, wing mirrors, and roof rails are also black, as are the ŠKODA lettering and model designation on the tailgate. The striking tailpipes of the exhaust system and a strip above the rear diffuser are chrome-plated, while the front and rear aprons as well as the side skirts are body-coloured. The range of standard equipment for the SportLine also includes 20 inch Vega anthracite alloy wheels, LED tail lights with dynamic indicators and an animated welcome effect as well as tinted side windows. SportLine badges adorn the front wings.
ŠKODA Kodiaq L&K with chrome applications
The Kodiaq L&K’s grille surround and ribs, as well as its window frames, are all chrome-plated. Its roof rails come in a silver finish, and the front and rear apron, as well as the side skirts, are all body‑coloured. This variant also comes with chrome-plated tailpipes and a chrome trim above the rear diffuser. In addition to tinted side windows and LED tail lights with dynamic indicators and an animated welcome effect, the L&K’s range of standard equipment also includes full-LED Matrix headlights. The Kodiaq L&K rolls out of the factory on anthracite 19-inch Sirius alloys. And, to add to the unique touches, this variant bears a model-specific badge on its front wings.