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Old 29th November 2019, 11:53   #481
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Yeah from my test-drives it is not loud at all.
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Anyone had issues of head lights showing permanent fogging. I have noticed both headlights have turned whitish from inside and even the fog lamps show the same hue on the outer ends.
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Anyone had issues of head lights showing permanent fogging. I have noticed both headlights have turned whitish from inside and even the fog lamps show the same hue on the outer ends.
I've had this for few days initially, but now it has gone. It comes when I give it to pressure wash. Haven't seen it after driving in rains either.

Could be the humidity in your area.
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Anyone had issues of head lights showing permanent fogging. I have noticed both headlights have turned whitish from inside and even the fog lamps show the same hue on the outer ends.
It seems to be a common issue with VWAG cars from the looks of it.
It would help if you could post a pic as it sounds a lot more severe in your case.

Either ways, bring this to the attention of the service center if they can rectify it in any way.
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News says BS6 Petrol Kodiaq to come with bigger 2L petrol engines.
https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...-engine-415134

I am sure many were/are waiting for this
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It seems to be a common issue with VWAG cars from the looks of it.
It would help if you could post a pic as it sounds a lot more severe in your case.

Either ways, bring this to the attention of the service center if they can rectify it in any way.
Please find the link for the video showing the fogging.
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News says BS6 Petrol Kodiaq to come with bigger 2L petrol engines.
https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...-engine-415134

I am sure many were/are waiting for this
Wow.. So it goes down to diesel kodiaq now v.s. a TSI 2.0 option in 2020.. how would these 2 fare in a comparison?. Views?

Btw, i didn't know that majority (70%) of superb sales were petrol than diesel until i read this article
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Jozef Kabaň the man behind Kodiaq returns to VW Group to Lead VW Brandís Design.

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The Slovakian is no stranger to the German automaker, as he served as chief of exterior design at Skoda from 2008 to 2017. He then departed and joined the to BMW Group as the head of design for the core BMW brand and, in March, Rolls-Royce, where he only stayed for six months.

In his new role within VW Group, Kabaň will act as Chief Designer at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, effective July 1, 2020.
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Kabaň was credited with rejuvenating the Czech brandís design with cars such as the third-generation Octavia and Superb, the controversial facelift of the Octavia in 2017, as well as the Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq SUVs.
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Question - if one has decided on a kodiaq and is equally comfortable buying now v.s a few months later, then what would you suggest.. buy TDI now or wait and buy upcoming TSI 1.8L/190bhp?

Factors i can think of - price, fuel efficiency, trend of petrol preference over diesel and diesel being discontinued, bs4 vs bs6, performance, what else
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Diesel doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon. I am sure they will price it the same as the current diesel Kodiaq. And they needed a higher powered petrol engine as suv of this size needs torque. The difference in FE between the current diesel and future petrol might almost be double. So i'd pick the current one if running decent enough that FE matters.

If waiting for the new model hopefully they add features to compensate the petrol only engine. L&K doesn't get the TPMS which the Scout has and if Seltos can have HUD, Kodiaq should add it too.
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Question - if one has decided on a kodiaq and is equally comfortable buying now v.s a few months later, then what would you suggest.. buy TDI now or wait and buy upcoming TSI 1.8L/190bhp?

Factors i can think of - price, fuel efficiency, trend of petrol preference over diesel and diesel being discontinued, bs4 vs bs6, performance, what else
Refinement and performance. TSI will be far smoother/quieter and responsive compared to the 150 BHP diesel engine.
Fuel efficiency of the TSI should be only about 60-70% of what a diesel engine would give.
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Diesel doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon. I am sure they will price it the same as the current diesel Kodiaq. And they needed a higher powered petrol engine as suv of this size needs torque. The difference in FE between the current diesel and future petrol might almost be double. So i'd pick the current one if running decent enough that FE matters.

If waiting for the new model hopefully they add features to compensate the petrol only engine. L&K doesn't get the TPMS which the Scout has and if Seltos can have HUD, Kodiaq should add it too.
I am not sure if they will add new features till the next revision of kodiaq. And on pricing, i am again thinking that it would be priced higher since it would be bs6 compliant

Btw, did you mean "diesel doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon"
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Jozef Kabaň the man behind Kodiaq returns to VW Group to Lead VW Brandís Design.
He really got shafted badly at BMW, must have questioned the conservative design philosophy. They sidelined him by transferring him to Rolls Royce who really have not much on the cars as the new Ghost is near production ready hence the product line is fresh for the next 7-10 years
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Diesel doesn't seem to be happening anytime soon. I am sure they will price it the same as the current diesel Kodiaq. And they needed a higher powered petrol engine as suv of this size needs torque. The difference in FE between the current diesel and future petrol might almost be double. So i'd pick the current one if running decent enough that FE matters.

If waiting for the new model hopefully they add features to compensate the petrol only engine. L&K doesn't get the TPMS which the Scout has and if Seltos can have HUD, Kodiaq should add it too.


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I am not sure if they will add new features till the next revision of kodiaq. And on pricing, i am again thinking that it would be priced higher since it would be bs6 compliant
I second this opinion. Even I don't think they'll add more features. I imagine they are going to see it as - "people were crying about power, we gave it. Now off you go!"

Honestly, I think it has fair amount of features, better allrounder than most of the market currently. Common, only Kia has the HUD today, below 50Lakhs. You might have to wait for next refresh.

If I am too optimistic, based on history, they'll stick new skirts and paint the mirrors black at most. "That'll cost you 1 lakh more!"

However, one can always wish. Here's my wishlist in the order of my priority :P
wireless CarPlay, wireless charging, TPMS, HUD, put a SIM to car with connected app.

@motorhead5,
What could differ with 190 horses in a petrol engine?
1. Mileage
Given that it is going to be petrol + has more power ~= lower mileage.
So I would say depending on how high your running is & right foot weight, should definitely use the year end offers and buy.

2. Power
Current diesel has good power below 120kmph. After that anyway there is that irritating ding ding, so where will you use those extra 40 horses? You may reach 1 sec faster to 100, that's it. After that life (and road) sucks anyway.

See if that -1 sec & slight boost in thrill which you will experience only few times a year is so important to you.

3. Refinement/silence
I am sure petrol engine will be eerily silent, but this diesel is not loud at all. I have been driving it around, barring the cold morning starts, it is mostly silent. Interior fan sound is louder than engine most of the times, and I run on auto AC set at 24 degrees!
If you listen to music a lot, then forget all sounds, the speakers are so good, you'll not hear any other sounds.

4. Maintenance cost
Should be couple of thousands lesser at most. People here who have serviced at least once can comment on what are diesel specific costs in their service bill, like additional diesel filters.

So, all in all, I would buy now.

Let me throw in a googly now - what would happen in March 2020? Will the price go down further for BS4 diesel? Do they have those engines in stock?
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They added virtual cockpit to the Octavia L&K which mine does not have early 18 model. Surely they will add features i think. Definitely l&k should get wireless charging and tpms at a minimum.
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