Car reviews - Skoda - Kodiaq - 140 TDI AWD
Can diesel deliver in the Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI 4x4 or does petrol remain the pick?
31 Aug 2018
SKODA has been in Australia for a decade now, but in two short years a duo of fresh nameplates have been tipped to become its best-selling models. Last year’s Kodiaq large SUV is the first, and this year’s Karoq small-cum-mid-size SUV will be the second.
The arrival of this diesel Kodiaq 140TDI 4x4 earlier this year, meanwhile, has doubled the range by complementing the petrol Kodiaq 132TSI 4x4 launched in June, 2017.
We say ‘should’ because Skoda Australia has already flagged that it will not be able to get enough of either Kodiaq – or Karoq – to satisfy even moderate local demand.
In 2.0-litre turbo-petrol form the Skoda Kodiaq has proven impressive enough to be worth the wait to a buyer who needs seven seats – but is this pricier 2.0-litre turbo-diesel worth both the wait, and the extra charge?
Model release date: 1 January 2018
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