Czech SUV pair getting running changes for Geneva motor show, including minor design changes and availability of new equipment.
Skoda has announced some minor changes for its Karoq and Kodiaq crossovers ahead of the Geneva motor show, set to go into production later this year.
Other changes include the availability of an upgraded Side Assist system (Volkswagen-speak for blind-spot monitoring), which now has a range of 70 metres – good for when a vehicle is approaching you at high speed on the Autobahn, we reckon.
Under the skin, the Karoq is now available with a 140kW 2.0 TDI turbo-diesel engine paired with a seven-speed DSG automatic, while the Kodiaq is now available with a new tyre pressure monitoring system that has sensors in each wheel.
Finally, the Kodiaq Scout trim offered overseas is optionally available with ventilated seats, bolstering the existing heated option, along with a new set of 'Ignite' 20-inch alloys available for the Sportline and RS versions of the company's flagship crossover.
Speaking with CarAdvice, Skoda's local head of communications, Paul Pottinger, wasn't able to announce anything for the Australian range regarding the changes announced for Geneva.
However, Pottinger did indicate the local arm is "expecting" the new 140kW diesel to be made available for the Karoq – Skoda Australia has previously voiced it wants such a variant with all-wheel drive – though couldn't confirm exactly when we'll see the oiler in Australian showrooms.
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