Range-topping Skoda Kodiaq L&K to bow at Geneva Motor Show
The Czech SUV also gets new engines for 2018
Next month's Geneva Motor Show will host the debut of the Skoda Kodiaq L&K, named after the company's founders Laurin and Klement. As with other L&K-badged models, the name designates the best-equipped trim level, adding styling tweaks that distinguish it from lesser Kodiaq models.
Those include a grille with vertical slats and chrome trim, 19-inch "Sirius" alloy wheels, full LED headlights, a modified rear bumper, and "Laurin & Klement" badges on the front fenders.
Inside, the Skoda Kodiaq L&K comes with leather upholstery and piano-black trim, with other goodies including a three-spoke multifunction steering wheel wrapped in leather, as well as "Laurin & Klement" logos on the seats and trim strips of the instrument panel.
Standard equipment consists of an electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function, aluminum pedals, rain sensing wipers, ambient lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the Canton sound system, among other things.
The Kodiaq L&K marks the debut of new engine variants, including a 150-hp 1.5-liter TSI and a more powerful 2.0 TSI which now makes 190 hp (up from 180 hp). Both new gasoline engines feature particulate filters and can be equipped with the latest generation 7-speed DSG.
The range-topping Kodiaq can also be had with 2.0 TDI engines with 150 hp and 190 hp, respectively. All-wheel drive is standard for the 190-hp models, while 150-hp units get it as an option. The Adaptive Chassis Control DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) is available for AWD variants of the Kodiaq L&K.