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Old 4th July 2019, 12:29   #361
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq : Official Review

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How was the highway manners of the Kodiaq sandeep? I assume you would've gone loaded all up?

Eagerly waiting for your ownership review!
On the highway, it performs exceptionally well. As its name suggests, the Kodiaq is very bear like in its driving mannerisms too. In the regular D mode, the car is quite relaxed for highways and wont really be too quick to plonk down gears and give you the push needed for an overtake unless you slam the throttle. But if you prefer, you can drive in sports mode in which case, it is fine to do so. I drove it in D for majority of the trip and I was fine with it. Its not a slouch but it still takes more time to build up speed compared to my Octavia or X1 that I owned earlier and that is evident even in Sports mode. A higher state of tune for the engine would've helped surely. However, once you are at good speed, the car maintains it easily and the grip is excellent. You do feel that you're driving a bigger car when you are accelerating quickly but after that, it feels more agile than an SUV of its size might suggest. High speed dynamics are great, its only the smaller speed breakers and pot holes at low speeds that cause more of an issue to the passengers as there is quite a bit of movement sideways. But then again, I've faced worse with others in the same segment.

We went with 4 adults, 1 child and a dog on the onward leg. Boot was filled with luggage and we had hand bags too in the front and middle row. There was still lots of space and the drive wasn't weary for any of us. Overall, very comfortable.

Thanks for that and I do agree, the Kodiaq particularly in L&K looks good in white.

Initial plan was to have the ownership report by the end of June. However, I didn't use the car as much as I expected since I was traveling. But by the end of July, I should have spent sufficient time and driven it for enough distance to do a comprehensive writeup. Will keep you all updated on the same.
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Old 12th July 2019, 11:30   #362
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Guys I am still not satisfied with the ride quality there is a kind of stiffness to the suspension it hits hardly on the back for people riding in the back seat for chauffeur driven. Mine is the L&K. I reduced the PSI to 33.5 on all tyres still not very comfortable. I needs some of your experiences with the rear seat ride quality.
PS. I have MRF tyres on my car.
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Guys I am still not satisfied with the ride quality there is a kind of stiffness to the suspension it hits hardly on the back for people riding in the back seat for chauffeur driven. Mine is the L&K. I reduced the PSI to 33.5 on all tyres still not very comfortable. I needs some of your experiences with the rear seat ride quality.
PS. I have MRF tyres on my car.
touch wood but I absolutely have zero issues with ride quality with my october style TDI. It almost feels like a LIMO on good roads. Also the ride on bad roads is not bad and can be tolerated. I maintain a 36 PSI and my commute is on mostly good roads and highways. Looks like there is some inherent defect in your example or worse the skoda showroom forgot to remove the suspension spacers.
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Suspension spacers? What are these? I don't think this could have happened. But I had front cross member bolt not being torqued well which I eventually got rectified at the service center. They checked the whole suspension during that time to identify the noise and got rid of it but torquing the bolt as they found it to be loose. All this during first 600 to 1000 kms.

I am waiting for my first service to identify the problem. BTW what brand tyres do you have on your car. I have found lot of these squeaky sounds. Silly issues in my car which I had to take care personally. It is a L&K but still I have found lot of manufacturing related issues.

1. Sound from front suspension on rough roads - Rectified by identifying problem as loose cross member bolt.
2. Slight rattle noise from back seat area - Identified coming from rear middle seat folding button - Rectified by playing a piece of cardboard paper. Silly irritating noise.
3. Squeaking noise from rear doors on uneven roads - can't identify problem sound keeps coming on and off and more on right side.
4. Hard suspension feeling and bad ride quality in the rear seat even small details on road felt in the seats even with a low psi setting of 33.5. - yet to figure out this problem.
5. The infotainment system A/C menu hangs sometimes and even the display shifted slightly to left once - The problem rectified on restarting the car.
6. Maps hanged in the digital cockpit screen once.

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Suspension spacers ?? what are these.
You could get the required information from the below thread.

Suspension blocks not removed on a Skoda Octavia vRS (Skoda forgot to advise dealers to remove vRS suspension blocks (used for transporting))
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I spoke with the service personal at skoda they say these spacers are usually for the VRs models which are imported in ships but they say Kodiaq doesn't come with spacers and during PDI they don't check or remove anything from the suspension.
Anyways I am going to take it to the service center next week as there is supposed to be a camp near to my place. Let's see I was even told I can test drive and compare mine with a test drive vehicle.
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Today did my tyre rotation at home as I crossed 10K mark and also inspected the rear and front suspension and found no defects or any spacers. Which made my worries bigger as to why I am feeling the suspension and ride quality bad inspite of trying all the necessary measures to improve the ride quality. Everyone reviewed kodiaq's suspension as a soft one surprisingly which I don't feel so. I have to do a test drive of another car to feel if all are the same or mine is different and if so should get it rectified ASAP.
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq : Official Review

Guys, do you see merit in buying a Kodiaq now or wait 6 months and go for the BS-VI compliant engine? Also, has anyone heard if they would get the 180bhp tuned engine to India?
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Guys, do you see merit in buying a Kodiaq now or wait 6 months and go for the BS-VI compliant engine? Also, has anyone heard if they would get the 180bhp tuned engine to India?
Depends on how much a few lakhs here and there would poke you.

As I see it, the Kodiaq's sticker today is overpriced a couple of lakhs straight up for me. The only way it comes into the reasonable category is with some discounts, if you are able to squeeze out of the dealer leveraging stocked inventory against impending BS6 knell.

On the other hand, if you've waited so long anyway and wouldn't mind crossing over, bs6 does give some semblance of certainty for future. But be prepared to shell out few lakhs more, because price would go up. I haven't heard anything about the 180 tune coming with the VI. There are rumours that the Scout might come in and all that noise.

If I have both the money and the mind made, I would picked it up now.
In White.An L&K.
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq : Official Review

Kodiaq Scout launching this Festive season.

- Likely to be priced around the same as Style and L&K variants of the Kodiaq.

- Kodiaq Scout will have an off-road mode that changes throttle response and damper settings.

- Expected to use same power-train as Style and L&K variants.

- Will have an all-black interior compared to the dual-tone one offered currently.

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It features an increased ground clearance of 194mm, 6mm more than the Style and L&K variants, which also helps better its approach and departure angles. The Style and L&K do come with an AWD setup, but in the case of the Scout variant, Skoda is offering an added Off-Road mode. It tinkers with the throttle response and dampers of the SUV and also helps in holding the car which climbing up inclines or going down them.
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Kodiaq Scout launching this Festive season.

- Likely to be priced around the same as Style and L&K variants of the Kodiaq.

- Kodiaq Scout will have an off-road mode that changes throttle response and damper settings.

- Expected to use same power-train as Style and L&K variants.

- Will have an all-black interior compared to the dual-tone one offered currently.
Wish they'd launch a manual version. That'd give everyone a cheaper and more reliable option too.
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Skoda Kodiaq Scout to launch this Festive season

Skoda Kodiaq Scout To Launch This Festive Season Report
Skoda Kodiaq Scout India Launch

Skoda Kodiaq, the 7-seater SUV from the Czech Republic carmaker, will soon get an off-road variant in India. According to an online media report, the Skoda Kodiaq Scout will hit showrooms during 2019 festive season (i.e. near around Diwali). Price of the new Scout variant will be equivalent to the Kodiaq L&K variant that costs Rs 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Read Skoda To Launch 2 New SUVs In India


The Skoda Kodiaq Scout possesses some serious off-road capabilities, thanks to its better approach and departure angles and a slightly higher ground clearance (194mm). Besides this, the SUV comes with an Off-Road mode that alters characteristic curves for all relevant assistance systems and optimizes settings for off-road driving. It remains active up to speeds of 30kmph and helps vehicle climbing up inclines or steeping descents by supporting traction and braking.

Link: https://www.indiacarnews.com/news/sk...-report-34424/

koda Kodiaq Scout India
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Thanks for the info volkman.

.If it's priced similar to the L&K or even the style for that matter, I would not prefer it over the range topper L&K just for lifting 6mm and some off-road advantage. If I wanted off-road strength as a priority I will not be looking at kodiaq at all as there are more rugged ladder based Utes.

I don't see where the scout fits unless it's used as a cheaper entry point into the lineup.
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Re: Skoda Kodiaq : Official Review

Just wanted to confirm, since I couldn't find a confirmation on either the brochure, or the website, but does the L&K variant come with ventilated seats?
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Just wanted to confirm, since I couldn't find a confirmation on either the brochure, or the website, but does the L&K variant come with ventilated seats?

No. It does not come with ventilated seats. Less expensive Superb gets it but this one does not.😴
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