Skoda has updated its Karoq and Kodiaq crossovers for the 2020 model year by enhancing their equipment levels for added safety and comfort.
One important feature that both models now have is the Side Assist option, which comes with a range of 70 meters (229 feet) and has more easily noticeable light signals. Also new is the Skoda lettering on the tailgate, instead of the traditional badge – like on the Scala, Kamiq and restyled Superb models.
The optional Side Assist feature replaces the old Blind Spot Detect system in both models, which only had a range of about 20 meters (65 feet). The new system, which also has Rear Traffic Alert, uses two radar sensors to detect vehicles that are either approaching from behind or are already in the car’s blind spot. Meanwhile, the warning signals have been removed from the mirror’s glass and placed on the inside of the wing mirrors.
Other novelties include the fact that you can now combine Adaptive Chassis (DCC) with front-wheel drive, and the availability of the optional KESSY vehicle entry system.
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Karoq buyers also benefit from a new 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine with a power output of 190 PS (187 HP) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, fulfilling the necessary Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. This unit can be fitted with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG gearbox as standard.
Last but not least is a new set of alloy wheels available for the 2020 Kodiaq. They measure 20-inches in diameter, are wider, and are available as an option for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline as well as the high-spec Kodiaq RS and Kodiaq L&K models.