Not long after its global reveal a few months ago, the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq has been priced for Australia ahead of its local on sale date later in the year. Pricing kicks off at $51,990 drive away (+$2,500) for the entry level Style, while the top-spec RS is now $73,990 drive away (-$1,000). All models are better equipped than the pre-facelifted car.

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

“Since the Kodiaq was introduced in 2017 and the first Kodiaq RS in 2019, ŠKODA has built a range of SUVs, including Kamiq and Karoq, which have brought our challenger brand to greater attention,” Skoda Australia Director Michael Irmer said.

“Kodiaq has significantly contributed to the brands perception in Australia and has brought all the attributes of a ŠKODA into the large SUV category. It is a fully family functional seven seat capable SUV with class-leading drivetrains and, of course, the array of ‘Simply Clever’ features that always set Skoda apart.”

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

As we previewed when the car was revealed, the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq ushers in a new look for the company’s largest SUV. The headlights and taillights feature a new shape, while the interior has new materials and technology across the range. New alloy wheels also feature, while the car’s ride and handling has also been tuned. 

Under the bonnet of the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq is mostly unchanged with Style and Sportline models continuing to use a 132kW/320Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine. The top-spec Kodiaq RS has switched its predecessor’s 176kW/500Nm 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine for the same 180kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that features in the Volkswagen Golf GTI. All models are all-wheel drive and use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

New features to the Kodiaq range include Matrix LED headlights (standard on the Sportline and RS), animated rear indicators, welcome lighting, boot nets (which were standard pre-MY21) and for the RS, full leather upholstery with ventilated front seats and a space saver spare wheel. 

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

Standard equipment on the 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Style ($51,990 drive away) includes 19-inch ‘Crater’ alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, seven seats, leather and suede upholstery, rear privacy glass, LED front and rear lighting, ambient lighting, heated and auto-folding mirrors, keyless entry and start, a chrome front grille, dual-zone climate control, an electric tailgate, auto lights and wipers, sunblinds for the rear windows, a 9.2-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, a digital driver’s display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and USB-C charging ports.

Standard safety kit includes nine airbags, automatic emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, driver fatigue monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, an alarm and electronically activated child locks (from the driver’s door).

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

The mid-spec Sportline ($56,990 drive away) adds larger 20-inch alloy wheels, paddle shifters, sports seats, Matrix LED headlights, black exterior and interior detailing, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory functionality, driving mode selection, a quicker steering rack, cornering lights and a performance monitor in the centre screen.

Two option packs are available for the Kodiaq Style and Sportline. The Luxury Pack ($6,500 on the Style, $3,700 on the Sportline) adds Matrix headlights (Style), electric front seats with memory, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, lane assist, heated front and rear seats, a 360-degree parking camera, leather upholstery with ventilated front seats (Style), traffic jam assist, emergency assist, tri-zone climate control and paddle shifters (Style).

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

The Tech Pack ($3000 on the Style, $2,900 on the Sportline) adds adaptive dampers with drive mode selection, a 12-speaker Canton sound system, automatic parking, a hands-free electric tailgate, off-road mode and the sleep package, which includes two blankets and rear headrests that support necks for extra comfort. 

The top-spec RS ($73,990 drive away) then adds all the content of the Lux and Tech Packs, including different 20-inch wheels, full leather upholstery with heated front and middle seats, ventilated front seats, an electrically adjustable passenger’s seat with memory functionality, red brake callipers, carbon-look dash and door trims, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive dampers, automatic parking, tri-zone climate control, a hands-free electric tailgate, off-road mode, the sleep package with blankets and ‘comfort’ rear headrest, a 12-speaker Canton sound system, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear auto braking, a 360-degree parking camera, emergency assist and traffic jam assist.

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

Available no-cost colours include ‘Energy Blue’ and ‘Steel Grey’ (Sportline and RS), while metallic options include ‘Moon White’, ‘Lava Blue’ (Style), ‘Race Blue’ (RS), ‘Graphite Grey’, ‘Brilliant Silver’ and ‘Magic Black’ – they’re $770 extra. ‘Velvet Red’ for the Sportline and RS is $1,100. All interior trims are black, while an ivory option is available as part of the Luxury Pack on the Style.

Standalone options on the Kodiaq range include ‘Cursa’ 19-inch wheels on the Style ($300), a panoramic sunroof (Style and Sportline: $1,900), a factory-fitted towbar with trailer assist ($2,200), leather upholstery for the Sportline ($1,900) and side steps ($1,400).

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

2022 Skoda Kodiaq pricing (drive away):

Style 132TSI AWD: $51,990

Sportline 132TSI AWD: $56,990

RS 180TSI AWD: $73,990

Metallic paint: $770-$1,100

Tech Pack: $3,000 (Style), $2,900 (Sportline)

Luxury Pack: $6,500 (Style), $3,700 (Sportline)

‘Cursa’ anthracite 19-inch wheels (Style): $300

Panoramic sunroof (Style and Sportline): $1,900

Towbar with trailer assist (factory fitted): $2,200

Leather upholstery with ventilated front seats (Sportline): $1,900

Side steps: $1,400

2022 Skoda Kodiaq

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