The Kodiaq seven-seater SUV returns for 2022 with three variants, with a petrol engine now powering the previously-diesel RS
The Skoda Kodiaq midsize SUV will continue with three variants for the 2022 model year with prices starting at $52,990 driveaway for the Style entry-level variant.
The range tops out with the sporty Kodiaq RS that is priced at $74,990 driveaway, with a notable engine change for 2022: a 2.0-litre turbo petrol replaces an outgoing twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder.
Prices are up $2500-$3000 on the regular range, but the incoming petrol RS is slightly cheaper than the now-discontinued RS diesel.
The Kodiaq continues to be Skoda’s best-selling model, and will arrive in Australian dealerships in the coming weeks – though the RS won’t land until the first quarter of 2022.
The Style and Sportline models continue to use the same 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder they have had since this model’s 2017 launch.
The sportier RS grade uses the same basic 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but a larger turbo and other mechanical differentiation allows it to produce a punchier 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque – or the same outputs as Skoda’s Octavia RS range, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch
All Skoda Kodiaq variants have all-wheel drive and utilise a seven-speed wet-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Kodiaq lineup continues to commence with the Style trim, which includes a subtly revised and facelifted exterior design, new animated indicators, LED welcome lights, a chrome grille, 19-inch wheels, seven seats upholstered in suede, and daytime running lights.
Dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, automatic tailgate, a virtual cockpit digital instrument cluster, 9.2-inch touchscreen display and wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto are standard.
Upgrading to the Sportline variant nets you larger 20-inch alloy wheels, Alcantara leather sports seats, full matrix LED lights, the Sportline exterior design package, driving mode selector, performance monitor and fog lights with cornering function.
The top-spec Kodiaq RS adds new Aero 20-inch alloy wheels, sports seats with leather and red stitching, front and rear heated seats with electric function for front, RS design package, panoramic sunroof, adaptive chassis control, parking assist, hands free electric tailgate, three zone air conditioning and a 12-speaker Canton sound system.
Options available on the Kodiaq include a panoramic sunroof ($1900 on the Style and Sportline), towbar ($2300), side steps ($1400), and Velvet Red paint ($1100 for the Sportline and RS only).
The tech pack includes adaptive chassis control, the premium Canton 12-speaker sound system, auto park assist, hands-free tailgate, off-road mode and sleep package. This pack costs $3000 for the Style model and $2900 for the Sportline.
The luxury pack includes full matrix LED headlights, electric front seats, RS safety assist package, heated front and rear seats, automatic folding mirrors and three spoke sports steering wheel – costing $6500 for the Style model and $3,700 for the Sportline.
The Skoda Kodiaq scored a five star ANCAP safety rating when it tested back in 2017, however it has not been tested again since.
Standard fitment on the safety front include 9 airbags, passenger protect assist, fatigue detection and tyre pressure monitoring system.
On the RS, lane assist, blind spot assist, emergency assist, rear traffic alert and traffic jam assist are all standard.
The above RS specific safety assistance systems are optional extras on the Style and Sportline variants and can be purchased as part of the Luxury pack.
All Skoda Kodiaqs come standard with a five year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
Five- and seven-year service packs are available to purchase up-front with the vehicle. Updated 2022 servicing pricing will be advised when the vehicle arrives in Australia.
Skoda Kodiaq 2022: prices in Australia
All prices listed are driveway prices.
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