Skoda Australia has given the Kodiaq large SUV its MY21 update, with prices up across the seven-seat range, although standard specification has correspondingly been increased.
The entry-level 132TSI is now $1500 dearer, at $46,390 plus on-road costs, while the mid-range 132TSI Sportline has jumped $1400, to $50,290. That said, it’s the flagship RS that has risen by the most, increasing $2900 to $68,890.
For the extra spend, all three Kodiaq variants now come with rear keyless entry, Skoda’s latest MIB III multimedia system, wireless Apple CarPlay support and a new flat-bottom sports steering wheel with a three-spoke design, although cargo nets are no longer fitted.
The 132TSI goes a step further black 19-inch Crater alloy wheels, while it and the 132TSI Sportline also gain a wireless smartphone charger. Meanwhile, the RS picks up a panoramic sunroof.
According to Skoda Australia, the extra kit adds $1850 worth of value to the 132TSI, $1250 to the 132TSI Sportline and $2750 to the RS.
For reference, the 132TSI and 132TSI Sportline are powered by a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre single-turbo petrol four-cylinder engine, while the RS separates itself from the pack with a 176kW/500Nm twin-turbo diesel unit – for now (see related story link above).
No matter the version, the Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace rival is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
2021 Skoda Kodiaq pricing before on-road costs
|132TSI Sportline||automatic||$50,290 (+$1400)|