Skoda adds diesel power to 2018 Kodiaq range

By David Bonnici, 21 Aug 2017 Car News

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Skoda adds diesel power to 2018 Kodiaq range

Skoda’s seven-seat SUV range gains 140TDI variant with 400Nm of torque

Skoda is expanding its Kodiaq large SUV range with a new diesel variant to complement the existing petrol model.

The new 140TDI features the same 140kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel found in the Skoda Superb range.

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.

Skoda Kodiaq

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
  • Foglamps
  • 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

Kodiaq

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.