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Photo: Pravda, Martin Domček Škoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 147 kW (2022) The black mask and the absence of Kodiaq chrome really add to the attractiveness. If we do not count electric cars, which are a category in itself, then Kodiaq is the largest and most luxurious SUV in Mladá Boleslav. And despite the gradual increase in the price of cars, with a base price below 30,000 euros, it still maintains a very good ratio between price and value. As Škoda is one of the European carmakers that is currently most affected by outages in supplier-customer relations, it is not very important to evaluate sales, because the carmaker simply sells only what it can produce, almost all its models are currently waiting for a relatively long time. Nevertheless, after the first five months in the first five months, Kodiaq is among the 15 best-selling cars, regardless of class. With 575 pieces sold, he has a continuous 14th place. Currently, the three best-selling SUVs in Slovakia are Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4 – this ranking also indicates who currently has chips and other components and who does not. As far as SUVs are concerned, in the top fifteen best-selling cars in Slovakia, in addition to Škoda and Dacie Duster, exclusively Asian models are represented. But back to Kodiaq. Subtle facelift He lost the most powerful diesel engine after the facelift, as the top version of the RS is only available with a two-liter TSI petrol engine with an output of 180 kW and 245 hp, respectively, with a price starting above 50,000 euros. If you want a powerful diesel unit, the top of the offer is currently a double liter with an output of 147 kW, or 200 horsepower. And that was the opportunity we had to test in the design version of the Sportline, which is probably closest to the RS. But first, let’s look at the changes Kodiaq is coming up with after the facelift. The car has a hexagonal radiator grille, narrower headlights, both bumpers are slightly modified, a rear spoiler and a redesigned bonnet. It can be seen from the side, where it is raised above the wheel arches. In this way, the enumeration of changes can really only act as a minimal design revival. However, when we juxtaposed the pre-cell version and the currently tested version of the Sportline, both black, the synergistic effect of these small stylistic revivals caused “our” refurbished car to really have a more dynamic impression. And with the darkened inscriptions and the black mask, it really attracted attention. Although the black body color looks good, it was not chosen appropriately for the Sportline version, more precisely for the test car. This is a version that differs from the “ordinary” Kodiaq by black accessories, which, however, disappear with the black body, we can hardly show you. They look much more interesting, for example, on the red Kodiaq. And which are they? In the Sportline version, you have black rear-view mirrors, black moldings and also a black radiator grille. On the contrary, in the color of the body are the edges of the fenders, but since the tested car is black, the black ones also remained. In the interior, the facelift also brings relatively few changes, such as sophisticated ambient lighting, a slight change in the steering wheel rim and also the sound system, with the Canton audio system you have, for example, a central speaker built directly into the instrument panel. But what you feel is more emphasis on the perceived quality, the cabin really already looks premium. The Sportline is one of the higher equipment, although the car with it is not as visually distinguishable as the RS version. It includes, for example, Full LED Matrix cornering lights with headlights, 19-inch wheels and navigation on the 9.2-inch infotainment display. It also includes front and rear parking sensors, keyless controls, dual air conditioning, a driving mode selector, sports seats and a Sportline interior with a black ceiling, ambient backlighting and strong safety electronic equipment. What Kodiaq lacked is a digital instrument panel, the car has classic “alarm clocks” in the middle with a color Maxi DOT display. Honestly – we probably like the analog ones more, but the fashion trend is a fashion trend… Photo: Pravda, Martin Domček The Škoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 147 kW (2022) Facelift has brought only minimal changes to the interior, but to feel more emphasis on perceived quality. The tested car also had adaptive cruise control, three-zone air conditioning, a rear parking camera and several other details as an optional extra. We were pleased that the hardware controls were reasonably preserved in the cabin, for example, you use them to set the practices of all air conditioning functions as well as seat heating. It excels in interior space What Kodiaq really excels in is interior space. Although we had anatomically shaped sports seats at the front, they were still comfortable. The space in the rear seats is really above standard and the more than 800-liter luggage compartment speaks for itself. The Kodiaq is a larger SUV that deserves the adjective “family” in its entirety, perhaps with one small caveat – the chassis seemed a little harder. It has been a sign of excellent driving stability, and when comfort seems weaker, you still have the option of choosing an adaptive chassis and adapting it to your own preferences. Photo: Martin Domček, Pravda Škoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 147 kW (2022) A suitcase with a volume of more than 830 liters should be enough for really everyone. Kodiaq is currently on offer with two versions of the two-liter Evo diesel engine – the weaker has an output of 110 kW (150 hp), the stronger 147 kW, ie 200 hp. And this is exactly what we had under the hood of the tested car, supplemented by a 7-speed automatic dual-clutch DSG transmission and a 4 × 4 drive, which is connected to this engine as standard. Read more Test: Skoda has modernized its bestseller Karoq. We tried it! It is a refined and economical engine that you can hardly hear in the cabin. We drove almost 1000 kilometers with it, approximately evenly distributed between the city, districts and the highway with a total average of 6.6 liters, while in districts with lighter feet on gas we achieved consumption just over five liters, in the city consumption rose slightly above 7.5 liters. The engine has a maximum torque of 400 Nm available from 1,750 rpm, so it looks lively and agile and pulls well from below. This does not happen often, but we must also praise the DSG transmission for this model. It shifts smoothly, almost without delay, and the engine doesn’t turn too much unnecessarily. Photo: Pravda, Martin Domček Škoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 147 kW (2022) The tested Kodiaq was really all black, the model designation was also darkened. In our opinion, Kodiaq is an excellent family SUV after a facelift, which pleasantly surprised us with its dynamism and economy, the average consumption of 6.6 liters is really good value for a large and relatively heavy SUV. We also appreciate the greater emphasis on perceived quality when it comes to interior design, we have no problem calling it premium. From our point of view, it pays to “play” with the price list at Kodiaq longer and consider what you want in the car and what you don’t. Because almost 50 thousand euros, which is the price of the tested car, which you can see in the photos, is not small and Kodiaq can be very well unloaded for a significantly lower amount. Technical data, dimensions and prices Dimensions, volumes, weights Škoda Kodiaq Sportline 2.0 TDI 147 kW / 200 hp 7AT Length (mm) 4,699 Width (mm) 1,882 Height (mm) 1,688 Wheelbase (mm) 2,790 Basic trunk volume (l) 835 Pal. tanks (l) 58 + 18 Standby weight with driver 75 hp (kg) 1,795 – 1,968 Technical data Engine 2.0 TDI 147 kW / 200 hp 7AT Number of cylinders / valves 4/16 Displacement (ccm) 1,968 Max. power (kW / k at rpm) 147/200 at Max. twist. torque (Nm at rpm) 400 at 7-speed automatic transmission, DSG 0 – 100 km / h (s) 7.7 Max. speed (km / h) 218 ​​Comb. consumption per 100 km WLTP (l) 6.4 – 6.8 Comb. consumption per 100 km, test (l) 6.6 Prices (including VAT) Basic price Škoda Kodiaq (1.5 TSI ACT 110 kW, man. 6 st.) 29 120 eur Basic. price Škoda Kodiaq Sportline (1.5 TSI ACT 110 kW, man. 6 st.) 38 610 eur Basic. price Škoda Kodiaq Sportline 2.0 TDI, 147 kW, 7AT 4 × 4 47,920 euros Price of the tested car with additional equipment 49,168 euros ŠKODA Financial Services financing calculation ŠKODA NaMieru financing will be perfectly adapted to your needs. No fees, low payment and 3 options at the end of repayment. calculator skoda 3 The calculation is valid for a legal entity. More information on the financing options for ŠKODA vehicles can be found on the Group Leasing website www.vwfs.sk The financing calculation was provided in cooperation with the ŠKODA Financial Services client.

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