5th Nov 2018 9:40 pm

New range-topping variant of Skoda’s seven-seat SUV packs all-digital Virtual Cockpit system, a 360-degree surround view system and other goodies.

Having revealed it first at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, Skoda has now launched the range-topping Laurin & Klement (L&K) variant of the Kodiaq SUV in India at an introductory price of Rs 35.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Named after the company’s founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, the Kodiaq L&K sports more chrome styling elements on the grille and rear diffuser, silver roof rails and ‘Laurin & Klement’ badging on the front fenders.

The biggest additions are on the inside, where the Kodiaq L&K becomes the first Skoda model in India to get the Virtual Cockpit system. A large digital screen replaces the analogue instrument cluster, and apart from displaying speed and range, can also double up as a display for navigation. Also standard on the Kodiaq L&K is a 360-degree surround view system, enabled by four wide-angle cameras placed at the front, back and on the ORVMs. These new features aside, the Kodiaq L&K also gets piano black interior trim, L&K logos stitched into the seats and aluminium pedals.

Mechanically, the L&K variant is identical to the standard Kodiaq, so you get a 2.0-litre diesel engine making 150hp and 340Nm of torque, and sending that power to all four wheels is a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

At this price, the Kodiaq L&K costs a little over Rs 2 lakh more than the Style variant.




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