2021 is going to be a pretty important year for Skoda , especially when you look at the new releases. We’re primarily talking about the all-electric Enyaq SUV and the next generation of the Fabia small car (including the already confirmed Combi), but the coming year will also have a more dashing Enyaq GT in store. And this candidate here, of course – the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift.
The big bear in the Skoda portfolio is getting ready for its most extensive model upgrade after more than four years. Now he has been caught again during tests on the Czech motorway, where the Fabia was caught last week .
The camouflage on the prototype is limited, as usual, to the areas at the front and rear. You can already see the new headlights (from the facelift, very likely with matrix LED technology) with the changed daytime running light graphics.
The grille of 2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift looks a bit flatter than before and looks like it includes a modified (but still quite noticeable) radar sensor. There could be slightly larger air intakes on the bumper. Changes to the lower central air intake are also likely.
The taillights are unlikely to differ much from the current ones. The shape should stay the same anyway, as any change would involve costly redesigning of the fenders and rear bumpers. The LED rear lights will probably only receive minor light graphic updates.
The interior is also likely to be largely adopted from the pre-facelift model. Skoda will install its latest infotainment system as well as the updated digital instrument display from the Octavia and offer a handful of new upholstery and decors. But by and large it should have been.
There will be major changes, especially under the hood. We expect that the seven-seater SUV will also have a plug-in hybrid drive in the future. The so-called Kodiaq iV should have the same set-up that we already know from the Superb iV .
According to rumors, the Czechs could also get rid of its biturbo diesel in some markets of the top model Kodiaq RS and switch to a gasoline engine. At VW, the 240-horsepower diesel engine was last pushed to the sidelines. It is not yet known whether Skoda is planning something similar.