As well as having more power and torque than the 132TSI’s 32kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol donk, it’s significantly more fuel efficient, sipping 5.9L/100km (on the combined cycle) compared to the petrol’s 7.6L/100km.
The Kodiaq 140TDI will retail at $48,990, a $6000 premium over the 132TSI despite having the same standard equipment levels, including:
- Active cruise control
- Keyless entry and ignition
- Dual-zone climate control
- LED headlamps
- Powered tailgate
- Electric parking brake
- Sliding second row
- Integrated sun blinds for rear doors
- Removable LED torch in boot
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring
- USB, Bluetooth DVD, CD, AM/FM audio
- Satellite navigation
- Leather/Alcantara upholstery
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Nine airbags
- Fatigue monitoring
- Integrated door ding protection
Both variants will receive some new kit for the 2018 model year including a 9.2-inch digital display with gesture control and digital radio, as well as a Sleep Pack which provides adjustable rear headrests similar to those found on airliners.
The 140TDI Kodiaq is expected to arrive in showrooms before Christmas.