Behbehani Brothers announces the arrival of the new ŠKODA KODIAQ in the kingdom. The carmaker has updated its internationally successful SUV with even more refined and striking design language. For the first time, the range of options for this large 7-seater ŠKODA SUV includes innovative full LED Matrix headlights. For now, this sporty SUV comes in Active, Ambition, Style and SPORTLINE variant.
Felix Miranda, General Manager, ŠKODA Bahrain, said: “The KODIAQ was a real game changer for us. Our customers appreciate the KODIAQ’s brand-typical qualities, just as they do with our other models: excellent value for money, ample space and comprehensive range of equipment. Now the specification of our large SUV has been further refined, offering even more safety and comfort with new features, such as full LED Matrix headlights and a fresh striking design.”
“I am confident that we will build on the KODIAQ success story with this refined model.” added Felix.
A further developed ŠKODA SUV design language sets the updated KODIAQ apart. Aluminium-effect design details on the front and rear apron emphasise the rugged look of the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels. This is reinforced even further by the restyled front with a hexagonal, more upright ŠKODA grille. The slimmer, more dynamic-looking headlights now feature LED technology as standard and – as a first for the KODIAQ – full-LED Matrix headlights are optional.
The new rear spoiler in gloss black makes the body of the KODIAQ appear longer than it actually is. Together with side finlets, the spoiler improves the car’s aerodynamics, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions. The diffuser at the rear sports an aluminium-effect trim, while the sculptured bumper is body-coloured. The third brake light is incorporated into the spoiler, and the rear window below that is narrower than before. This reinforces the SUV’s width and adds to its dynamic look. Distinctive, black-grained side skirts made of robust plastic and substantial wheel arches at the front and rear with striking trims underpin the KODIAQ’s powerful appearance. The wheels, some of which have been restyled, measure 17 to 19 inches.
At 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and with a wheelbase of 2,790 mm, the ŠKODA KODIAQ can accommodate up to seven people if the optional third row of seats is specified. As a five-seater, it has a boot capacity of 835 l, which can be increased to a mighty 2,065 l by folding down the rear seats.
The ŠKODA KODIAQ’s interior is spacious and has a high-quality feel with many carefully considered details. New decorative trims, additional contrasting stitching and the LED ambient lighting’s extended range of functions provide modern visual touches in the interior.
This includes new contrasting grey stitching that runs horizontally across the entire width of the dashboard, as well as additional contrasting stitching on the door trims. The dashboard and doors are adorned with new brushed aluminium-effect (Ambition) or linear-diamond-design (Style) decorative strips. The LED ambient lighting with an extended range of functions now also illuminates the footwell – in one of the ten colour options – while lighting up the storage compartments in the front doors in white. When opening the front doors, a ŠKODA logo is projected onto the ground next to the vehicle. LED ambient lighting is available as an option for the Ambition and Style trim levels, while it comes as standard for the SPORTLINE variant.
With the optional heated multifunction leather steering wheels in the latest ŠKODA styling, a wealth of functions for the vehicle – as well as for assistance and infotainment systems – can be managed using knurled wheels and control buttons without the driver having to take their hands off the steering wheel. Travel Assist can now be operated using just one button. Assistance systems also offer Hands-on Detect for the steering wheel. With this feature, the car is able to check at regular intervals whether the driver is touching the steering wheel consistently or whether they may no longer have control due to a potential medical emergency. The steering wheel of vehicles fitted with DSG also features shift paddles to allow the driver to select the gears manually. The KODIAQ comes with a two-spoke steering wheel as standard. A three-spoke sports steering wheel upholstered in leather is optional for most variants, and comes as standard for the SPORTLINE.
The ŠKODA KODIAQ offers state-of-the-art, third generation infotainment systems from Volkswagen Group featuring large touchscreens and a comprehensive list of online features (including radio). The Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus systems come with a digital DAB radio and are permanently online thanks to a built-in eSIM. The Columbus navigation system comes with a 9.2-inch screen. Map and software updates are installed ‘over the air’.
The ŠKODA KODIAQ can be equipped with a digital instrument cluster, also referred to as the Virtual Cockpit. This features a 10.25-inch display and offers five customisable and redesigned layouts. The optional CANTON sound system with a total output of 625 watts has also been improved. In addition to the central speaker in the dashboard and the subwoofer in the boot, the system now comes with ten speakers instead of the previous eight. The two new speakers are located in the front door panels and are framed by a circular chrome trim.
The refreshed ŠKODA KODIAQ offers improved assistance systems and safety features, as well as nine airbags, to protect its occupants in the best possible way. The optional Crew Protect Assist feature reacts to imminent collisions to help reduce the severity of an accident. Travel Assist incorporates five to eight assistance systems, including Predictive Cruise Control, Adaptive Lane Assist and an improved version of Traffic Sign Recognition.
The KODIAQ SPORTLINE’s interior is characterised by black sports styling and decorative carbon‑effect trim. The sports seats with integrated headrests are upholstered in black Suedia and feature contrasting grey stitching. The driver’s seat can be adjusted electrically as standard and has a memory function. As an extra, the front seats can be upholstered in leather, ventilated, adjusted electrically (including memory function) and their surface extended. The three-spoke sports steering wheel features contrasting silver stitching and a SPORTLINE badge, while the pedal covers have a stainless-steel look. The roof lining is black too, as is the decorative stitching on the dashboard and in the door trims (these are upholstered in Suedia in the SPORTLINE).
The updated KODIAQ is available in the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels, as well as SPORTLINE variants. The KODIAQ comes in two petrol engines; 1.4-litre with an output of 110kW (150 HP) and 2.0-litre with an output of 140 kW (180 HP).
The new ŠKODA KODIAQ is available now in the ŠKODA showroom. For more information or a test drive, visit the showroom or call 17459333.