ŠKODA Kodiaq 2022 model upgrades Motoring Minute News

ŠKODA has upgraded their popular Kodiaq range that was first introduced in 2017. Kodiaq sits as a direct competitor to Kia Sorento, Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda CX-8.

2022 ŠKODA KODIAQ RS The Kodiaq comes in three grades, which come with all-wheel drive and generous standard specification: Kodiaq StyleKodiaq Sportline and, of course, Kodiaq RS. Style and Sportline feature a familiar 132kW/320Nm petrol engine.


The upgraded RS version runs a 180kW/370Nm 2.0 litre turbo petrol driven through a 7-speed DSG transmission and AWD. This will run from 0-100kmh in 6.6 secs and top out at 230kmh. Its quick and responsive.


2022 ŠKODA KODIAQ Sportline

Clever design isn’t just a catchphrase for ŠKODA, it’s a core philosophy. Standard features across the range include: door edge protection, rear seat sun blinds, a 9.2-inch touch-screen, and native satellite navigation, Virtual Cockpit for the driver, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus wireless charging.

Pricing starts at $52,990 RDAP through to $74,990 RDAP for the RS model.

ŠKODA Kodiaq is sometimes an underappreciated seven seat family SUV but definitely worth a drive

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Im Rob Fraser

2022 KODIAQ Sportline, upgrade March 2022.

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Clever little design features
  • Internal space and practicality
  • Value for money




Model Price$74,990 RDAP*
Engine2.0L 4 Cyl Turbo Petrol
DrivetrainAWD 7 Sp DSG
Power180kW @ 6500rpm
Torque370Nm @ 1600-4300rpm
Safety5 Star ANCAP (Tested June 2017)
CO2 Emissions171 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity7.5L/100km / 60L
0-100kmh/Top Speed6.6 Secs / 233 kmh
Servicing12 Mths / 15,000km 3 or 5 year service packs
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with 5 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)


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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.