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Old 25th October 2019, 14:27   #436
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Yes, I received an SMS and a call from Skoda confirming my booking. When I called them, they could not help me any further in terms of confirming if the vehicle assigned to my booking has been shipped or not. All they could say is that they can reconfirm the booking in my name.. very helpful!

Update: The car is being delivered today evening. The dealer has shared the pictures. They claim that the car is from the first lot of MY20 Kodiaq and has some minor changes like SKODA written in large letters on the boot lid (don't know if it is good or bad!). I have not heard of any facelift being launched, but getting the year 2020 model feels good.

The Temporary registration will take a few days due to weekend and Diwali holidays, don't know if I can use the car with the dealer plate..?
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The Temporary registration will take a few days due to weekend and Diwali holidays, don't know if I can use the car with the dealer plate..?
Congratulations on the new acquisition. A very good looking & capable car indeed. Love it.

No - don't drive around with temp plates. Ideally - the dealer shouldn't be releasing the car from showroom in fact. The regulation states that a car should not be delivered without registration & HSRP affixed to it. If they still give it, don't use it. Keep it parked till HSRP is affixed. It needs to be done with rivets & you won't be able to do it as a DIY unless you have the rivet crimp tool.
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Congratulations on the new acquisition. A very good looking & capable car indeed. Love it.

No - don't drive around with temp plates. Ideally - the dealer shouldn't be releasing the car from showroom in fact. The regulation states that a car should not be delivered without registration & HSRP affixed to it. If they still give it, don't use it. Keep it parked till HSRP is affixed. It needs to be done with rivets & you won't be able to do it as a DIY unless you have the rivet crimp tool.
Thanks! I have been driving the dealer provided demo Kodiaq for about a month now with the dealer plate, in Delhi as well as Gurgaon. maybe I was lucky!
Also the registration and HSRP would take a few weeks here, I can see a lot of cars with Temp number plates driving around, don't think it will be possible for me to wait
Any suggestions on the exterior treatment, Iam considering the 3M PPF.
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Ah I see. Then the rules are working differently in different parts of India. Not a surprise as such. If you know it is fine, then why not use.
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Any suggestions on the exterior treatment, Iam considering the 3M PPF.
Yes thats good. There is a "self-healing" type also. I think named "VentureShield" or something. Have a look & take a quote for it. A good little utility. Minor scratches in it, get self-repaired when car stands in sunlight as the film softens and flattens in heat.

Will be quite costly - but for a car like Kodiaq you might want to consider depending on budget. It works for sure. Look for it on TBHP. I think a moderator tried it on his car & results were very good.
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Update: The car is being delivered today evening. The dealer has shared the pictures. They claim that the car is from the first lot of MY20 Kodiaq and has some minor changes like SKODA written in large letters on the boot lid (don't know if it is good or bad!). I have not heard of any facelift being launched, but getting the year 2020 model feels good.
Congratulations! On Skoda in large letters, is it like in the Scout version?. Once you get the car, post a few pics!
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After contemplating for a painful month on which vehicle to buy, going from Ecosport to BMW X1, I went ahead and bought a bear. L&K.
Like other users, specially @Sandeepsarma's post, inspired me to get white.

Got the September make, with door protectors
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Congratulations! On Skoda in large letters, is it like in the Scout version?. Once you get the car, post a few pics!
Received the car on Friday evening, can say it was certainly worth the wait.

Yes the large Skoda letters appear like that from the Scout version. Looks very good and certainly an upgrade from the Skoda badge at the same place in the previous version.
This also does not have the door protectors though :( but I would trade those for the new look anyday.

After having driven the scout version for a few weeks and comparing with the L&K I received, I personally do not regret spending extra. The virtual cockpit gives an amazing upgraded feel and the overall exterior styling is also premium.

Will explore the options for PPF or other exterior treatment and post a few pictures after that.

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After contemplating for a painful month on which vehicle to buy, going from Ecosport to BMW X1, I went ahead and bought a bear. L&K.
Like other users, specially @Sandeepsarma's post, inspired me to get white.

Got the September make, with door protectors
Congratulations! White certainly looks amazing on L&K

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Received the car on Friday evening, can say it was certainly worth the wait.

Yes the large Skoda letters appear like that from the Scout version. Looks very good and certainly an upgrade from the Skoda badge at the same place in the previous version.
This also does not have the door protectors though :( but I would trade those for the new look anyday.

After having driven the scout version for a few weeks and comparing with the L&K I received, I personally do not regret spending extra. The virtual cockpit gives an amazing upgraded feel and the overall exterior styling is also premium.

Will explore the options for PPF or other exterior treatment and post a few pictures after that.
Congratulations on the L&K. Btw what tyres were given. I hope they are not MRF.
Please post us on the new updates and any issues you noticed.
I would recommend the ceramic coating. It has kept my Lava blue L&K looking new till date almost a year old now.
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Congratulations on the L&K. Btw what tyres were given. I hope they are not MRF.
Please post us on the new updates and any issues you noticed.
I would recommend the ceramic coating. It has kept my Lava blue L&K looking new till date almost a year old now.
Thanks!

The tyres are indeed MRF. All new Kodiaqs come with these for some time now. I did not find any difference in the ride quality as compared to the demo car I had for a few weeks sporting the Hankooks.

Iam leaning towards PPF as it appears to be maintenance free.
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Received the car on Friday evening, can say it was certainly worth the wait.
Congrats! Happy driving...

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Yes the large Skoda letters appear like that from the Scout version. Looks very good and certainly an upgrade from the Skoda badge at the same place in the previous version.
This also does not have the door protectors though :( but I would trade those for the new look anyday.
What else is different in looks apart from the big letters on boot?

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After having driven the scout version for a few weeks and comparing with the L&K I received, I personally do not regret spending extra. The virtual cockpit gives an amazing upgraded feel and the overall exterior styling is also premium.
Of course this is awesome.
I am also getting used to the 360 camera which is certainly helping handle this big car. The park pilot with orange guidelines that show where exactly the car is headed in forward/reverse gear is proving to be really good in parking lots.

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Will explore the options for PPF or other exterior treatment and post a few pictures after that.
PPF, like you said is maintenance free. I had it on my previous Polo, all around, and it never bothered me when my apartment washer washed it. Neither was I worried about other bikers/autos brushing past.
If you can afford it, certainly go for it. Pro/Ventureshield version will cost 1.5+ Lakhs apparently, without boot & roof being covered.

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Congratulations! White certainly looks amazing on L&K
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Congratulations on the L&K. Btw what tyres were given. I hope they are not MRF.
Please post us on the new updates and any issues you noticed.
I would recommend the ceramic coating. It has kept my Lava blue L&K looking new till date almost a year old now.
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Thanks!

The tyres are indeed MRF. All new Kodiaqs come with these for some time now. I did not find any difference in the ride quality as compared to the demo car I had for a few weeks sporting the Hankooks.
MRF seems to be fine for me too. Runs fine after decreasing pressure to 34 PSI.
It could just be the batch of tires that you got. Otherwise we would have many more people reporting this.

I see that it's been some pages without any pictures, so here's one in white
Skoda Kodiaq : Official Review-img_9989.jpg

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Guys a dilemma again Kodiaq Style with 2.66 lacs discount or Honda CR-V (diesel AWD) with 6 lacs discount. A difference of 4 lacs on road. Mind says CRV and heart says Kodiaq. Quick responses is much appreciated and thanks a lot in advance.
By the way I own a petrol 2.4 AT CRV right now
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Kodiaq any day. It has an elegant and timeless design, is bigger (>120 mm longer) and is much more powerful (150 hp versus 120 hp). Comes with 6 year warranty, so covers peace of mind. CRV has a quirky design, which looks good now, but may look awkward in a few years as industry's SUV design language is evolving to more flowing and rounded designs, pioneered by Mercedes (e.g. GLC). Plus, I believe the facelift of the CRV was launched globally last month, so the current version may be dated right off the shelf.

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By the way I own a petrol 2.4 AT CRV right now
Off topic, In case you wish to sell your 2.4 AT, what price are you expecting for it. How many kms has it run and what is the manufacturing year.
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Guys a dilemma again Kodiaq Style with 2.66 lacs discount or Honda CR-V (diesel AWD) with 6 lacs discount. A difference of 4 lacs on road. Mind says CRV and heart says Kodiaq. Quick responses is much appreciated and thanks a lot in advance.
By the way I own a petrol 2.4 AT CRV right now
You've seen enough CR-V. If you buy CR-V again, my guesstimate is you'll be in market in another year or so.
So do the heart a favour and get yourself a Kodiaq. It'll be pleasure to drive for sure. If you want to save those 4 lacs, try Tiguan.
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Off topic, In case you wish to sell your 2.4 AT, what price are you expecting for it. How many kms has it run and what is the manufacturing year.
Thanks in advance.
Hi,
It's a 2016 Aug with extended warranty upto 31st July 2020 and also a zero dep policy till 31st July 2020.

19700 on the ODO looking for 1400000 negotiable. Pearl white in color.
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