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Kodiaq SE (5 seats)

FROM £28,185

  • 18" Elbrus alloy wheels
  • LED headlights with daytime running lights
  • Keyless start/stop
  • Smartlink (wireless for Apple and wired for Android)
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
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SE (5 seats)

Kodiaq SE L (7 seats)

FROM £32,430

  • 19" Triglav alloy wheels
  • Full LED Matrix headlights with AFS (adaptive front light system), cornering function and AWL (all weather lighting system)
  • Heated front seats
  • Electrically operated boot
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SE L (7 seats)

Kodiaq Sportline (7 seats)

FROM £36,340

  •  20" Vega Anthracite alloy wheels
  • Black sports styling including front grille and window surrounds
  • Microsuede upholstery with sports seats
  • Progressive steering
  • Rear-view parking camera
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Kodiaq L&K (7 seats)

FROM £42,255

  • 19" Sirius anthracite alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather ventilated seats with Laurin & Klement logo
  • Virtual Cockpit
  • CANTON sound system
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L&K (7 seats)

Kodiaq VRS

FROM £45,170

  • 20" Sagitarius anthracite alloy wheels with aero covers
  • vRS front and rear bumpers with vRS badging
  •  Alcantara vRS sports upholstery with red stitching and vRS logo on front seats
  • Virtual Cockpit
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VRS

From £28,185

or from £399 per month

New SKODA KODIAQ

Introducing SKODA’s first seven-seater – the award-winning SKODA KODIAQ. The KODIAQ blends its bold and aggressive aesthetics with peerless practicality and comfort at an unmatchable price. Never has the ultimate family SUV been this affordable. Its striking looks and price aren’t its only key features though, both the interior and engine range are equally impressive. With eight spec levels of trim to choose between, with a range in technology and stunning alloy wheels from 18" to 20" to choose from, your hardest decision will be which KODIAQ to choose!

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The new SKODA KODIAQ has been an instant success and it has rightly been rewarded with the prestigious Best Seven-Seater in the 2019 Auto Trader New Car Awards. This sublime SUV gives you time to allow you to connect with the most important things in your life: nature, your family and yourself. Never has going on a family experience been easier. With all seven-seats in place you will still get 270 litres of boot space, however, this becomes a mighty 835 litres with the two rear seats removed, so wherever your next adventure takes you, you can bring all the accessories you may need

New Skoda Kodaiq Technology

Along with the varying spec levels, there is also a broad choice of engines to power your new KODIAQ. There’s a choice of two 1.5 litres TSI options available with manual or DSG transmissions or three 2.0 TDI engines with varying power and gearboxes. The KODIAQ is also available in either front or four-wheel drive, the flexibility really is there for you to build a KODIAQ to your requirements.

As with all SKODAs, there’s an abundance of class-leading technology to add ease to your journey. Cruise control will take the pressure off through the more arduous journeys while front assist will prevent you from being involved in any low speed collisions. A crisp 8" infotainment system will provide you with your playlists and directions for your excursion which you can conveniently link up with your phone though the SmartLink+ feature.

Unearth the gem that is the SKODA KODIAQ with a test drive in Swansea today. Get in touch with our friendly team who will find a suitable appointment and be on hand to discuss all your needs and options as well as our latest offers.

Kodiaq Finance Offer

ŠKODA KODIAQ PCP offer

Upgrade to the ŠKODA KODIAQ for £399 1 per month . With 3.9% APR Representative and a £159 Service Plan2

Available on SE, SE Drive, SE L, SportLine, L&K and vRS trims

Representative example for the ŠKODA KODIAQ SE L 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG, with Graphite Grey metallic paint, based on a 48 month, 40,000 mile agreement.
 
Duration (Months)
48
47 monthly payments of
£399.00
ŠKODA contribution
£2,750.00
Customer Deposit
£3,193.99
Total Deposit
£5,943.99
Optional Extras
£595.00
Retail Cash Price (inc. Paint)
£34,325.00
Amount of Credit
£28,381.01
Optional Final Payment
£12,769.20
Total Amount Payable
£37,476.19
Option to Purchase Fee (Payable at the end of your agreement)
£10.00
Rate of Interest
3.85%
Representative APR
3.9%
Excess Mileage
7.2p per mile

 

1. At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. †Can consist of a contribution towards the Retail Cash Price, and a contribution towards the finance deposit. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30 September 2021 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 08/2021. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services. 2. Service plan covers first 2 consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil Service and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service with pollen filter.

Personal Contract Hire Offer

Personal Contract Hire Offer

ŠKODA KODIAQ SE L 1.5 TSI 150PS

✓ Initial Rental £1,053.00

✓ 35 monthly rentals of £351.00

✓ Excess mileage charge 7.2p per mile (plus VAT)

*36 Month Contract Hire. T&Cs apply. No ownership. Order by 30 September 2021. ŠKODA Financial Services.

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*No ownership option. Personal Contract Hire agreement. Excess mileage charges apply and fair wear and tear charges may apply. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 30 September 2021 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication 07/2021. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services. ŠKODA UK may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen ŠKODA retailer.

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Skoda shook up the family mid-sized 7-seat SUV sector with its spacious Kodiaq SUV. Now that model's been usefully improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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Skoda shook up the family mid-sized 7-seat SUV sector with its spacious Kodiaq SUV. Now that model's been usefully improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Skoda has established itself in the mid-sized SUV segment with this Kodiaq, a model now usefully upgraded with a smarter look, both inside and out, and some more efficient engines. You can still have seven seats and four wheel drive. And, whatever spec is chosen, you still get class-leading passenger space. It can still tow up to 2.5-tonnes too - and has one of the largest boots in the class. In other words, you'd have to take this contender seriously.

Background

The Kodiaq was the car that launched Skoda as an SUV brand, launched back in 2016, with 600,000 worldwide sales achieved since. It paved the way for the two subsequemt smaller Skoda crossover models, the mid-sized Karoq and the smaller Kamiq. And has now been usefully updated. The Czech brand hasn't set out to alter a winning formula here, but the cabin now feels a bit more up-market, there are some more luxurious options offered and the engines are the latest, more efficient VW Group units. Plus the vRS sporting range topper switches from diesel to TSI petrol power. As before, you can have front or four wheel drive; and/or 5 or seven seats. Lots to talk about then.

Driving Experience

Even in the modern era, big spacious seven-seat SUVs have a reputation for handling with all the dynamic finesse of a Channel ferry. As do big Skodas. It's pleasantly surprising then, to find that the Kodiaq is actually quite an agile thing by class standards, its relatively light weight and rigid chassis delivering decent body control through the turns, though you'd better appreciate that if the steering felt more responsive. There have been a few changes on the engine front with this revised Kodiaq, with nearly all powerplants mated to 7-speed DSG auto transmission. The two TDI diesel units look much the same but are actually completely new, from the VW Group's latest EVO range, developing either 150PS or 200PS and featuring 'twin dosing' technology for cleaner emissions. As before, the entry-level powerplant is Skoda's familiar 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol unit with 150PS. There's also a 2.0 TSI variant with 190PS. TSI petrol power also now features in the top vRS sporting model, which previously used a twin turbo diesel. Now, the Kodiaq vRS features a 245PS version of the 2.0 TSI petrol powerplant, which is 60kgs lighter than the outgoing TDI and offers 5PS more. As before, across the range, there's an optional 'Driving Mode Select' system enables the driver to tweak throttle response, steering feel and auto gearshift timings, plus on 4x4 versions there's a 'Snow' setting that optimises things for off road use. Front wheel drive is mandatory on base petrol and diesel Kodiaqs and optional on the 1.5 TSI 150PS or 2.0 TDI 150PS derivatives. Most will want 4WD though and you have to have it on top petrol and diesel units.

Design and Build

Visual changes to this updated model are subtle. You get a redesigned, more upright Skoda grille, now flanked by headlamps that feature full-LED beans across the range. There are also restyled bumpers, smarter alloy wheel designs and a new gloss black rear spoiler above LED rear tail lamps. As before, this Czech SUV has a clear, precise and clean-cut shape marked out by a distinctive, highly recessed shoulder line. The Kodiaq was one of the biggest VW Group models to be spun off the conglomerate's MQB platform. It's around 4.7m in length and the long wheelbase and short overhangs point to a large interior. That's certainly what you get once you take a seat inside. This is a significantly bigger SUV than the brand's other mid-sized SUV, the 5-seat Karoq, with ample room for heads, legs and knees. Changes with this improved model include smarter finishing and the option of massaging and ventilating seats, as well as a more sophisticated audio system upgrade. The central infotainment screen (as before of an 8-inch standard size) can be up to 9.2-inches in size and the media monitors now feature Skoda's 'Laura'-enabled voice-activation set-up. This model can also now be equipped with a 10.25-inch 'Virtual Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. As before, there's plenty of middle seat room, with sliding, reclining seats. And there's still the option of having a third seating row. If you stick with the five-seat variant, there's a 720-litre cargo area, extendable to 2,065-litres once you fold the rear bench. If the optional folding front passenger seat is chosen, this SUV can transport items up to 2.80m long. An electrically operated tailgate is available, and a Kodiaq fitted with the TDI/DSG/4x4 drivetrain can tow a trailer weighing up to 2.5-tonnes. It's all very practical.

Market and Model

There are five trim levels - 'SE', 'SEL', 'Sportline', 'L&K' and 'vRS'. Prices start from just over £27,000 for a base petrol variant but if you want 4WD or almost any kind of diesel, you're going to be spending in the £30,000 to £35,000 bracket - or more. That's about the same kind of money you'd need for obvious family SUV rivals that offer a 7-seat options, cars like Kia's Sorento and Peugeot's 5008. Comparable mid-sized 7-seat SUV models like Land Rover's Discovery Sport and Hyundai's Santa Fe will cost you more. The top Kodiaq vRS performance petrol variant costs around £45,000. New options available with revised Kodiaq models include bigger 20-inch wheels, Matrix intelligent LED headlamps, cooled massaging front seats, a 'Virtual Cockpit' 10.25-inch instrument binnacle display screen and an enhanced Canton sound system. You might also want to look at upgraded the centre-dash infotainment screen from 8.0 to 9.2-inches. There's also the opportunity of using a 'Skoda Connect' package that gives you various online services, remote access to your car via a downloadable app and a 'Care Connect' system that provides emergency assistance. As for safety, well a 'Front Assist including City Emergency Brake' system is standard, using a radar to scan the road ahead for potential accident hazards as you drive. Adaptive Cruise Control, a 'Driver Alert' system to combat fatigue and a 'Traffic Jam Assist' system are all optional.

Cost of Ownership

Family-sized SUVs used to be thirsty things, but things have had to improve a lot as this market segment has become more popular. The efficiency performance of this Kodiaq illustrates that very well. All the diesel and petrol engines on offer here feature turbocharged direct injection and fulfil EU6d-TEMP emission standards. As you'd expect, all the powerplants feature a Stop-Start system, brake energy recovery and a powerful thermo-management set-up, contributing to low consumption. As a result, the 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG model manages up to 52.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 141g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. The 1.5 TSI 150PS variant manages up to 42.8mpg and 150g/km. The 1.5 TSI 150PS petrol unit uses the VW Group's 'ACT' (or 'Active Cylinder Technology') system that shuts down the second and third cylinders when the load and engine speed are low. The top-of-the-range 2.0 TSI petrol engine can't match that kind of cleverness, but it does feature a clever combustion process for high efficiency. All the usual measures are in place to improve frugality, including an 'Eco' mode on the 7-speed auto gearbox that allows the Kodiaq to coast at speeds above 12mph when the driver takes their foot off the accelerator. The all-wheel drive set-up is optimised for efficiency too, using a control system that when in overrun or at low load, directs drive via the front axle, which saves fuel.

Summary

Skoda took its time in bringing us a larger family-sized SUV but what's been delivered with this Kodiaq is a very complete package. The 7-seat option is particularly popular and most customers tend to choose to specify this car in a version that gives them 4WD. You'd certainly have to be quite addicted to badge snobbery to choose a pricier Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace over this Czech contender, the Tiguan after all, using exactly the same engineering and offering less interior space. Otherwise, all the things that have made Skoda's smaller Crossover models so appealing also apply here. You get 'Simply Clever' design features, decent levels of efficiency and a car built to stand the test of time. We think the Kodiaq will continue to be a familiar sight on our roads.

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