Skoda will revise its Karoq and Kodiaq for next year with a handful of styling, drivetrain and technology updates
Skoda will rework its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs for 2020, adding a range of technology, styling and driveline updates. The revised models will go on sale in the UK later this year, with prices starting from around £22,000 for the Karoq and £30,000 for the Kodiaq.
Both models will be offered with a revised version of Skoda’s Side Assist advanced blind spot monitoring system, which increases both SUVs detection range from 20 metres to 70 metres. The warning signals have also been made more noticeable to the driver, being relocated from the mirror glass to the insides of the wing mirrors.
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Skoda’s optional adaptive chassis is also now available on front-wheel-drive versions of the Karoq and Kodiaq. The electronically adjustable suspension system automatically calibrates both SUVs’ damping to the current road conditions or the preferred driving style. Drivers can also manually choose from three driving modes.
The Karoq will be offered with Skoda’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, producing 187bhp and 400Nm of torque. The unit already features in the larger Kodiaq SUV, and will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel-drive system as standard.
Both SUVs will feature “Skoda” lettering on their tailgates in place of the brand’s emblem, while the Kodiaq will be offered with a fresh set of 20-inch alloy wheels. The Karoq can be specced with new temperature-regulating leather upholstery, while an individual tyre pressure monitoring system is available as an option for all cars fitted with 18-inch alloys or larger.
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