Skoda reveals Irish Kodiaq pricing



Skoda Ireland has released pricing for the eagerly anticipated Kodiaq, the brand’s first SUV. Due to launch in March, prices for the Kodiaq will start from €28,795, with three trim levels (Active, Ambition and Style), five engine and transmission options, and a seven seater version for an extra €1,000.

The base model comes with a 1.4L petrol engine producing 125hp (€28,795), with a 190hp 2.0L TDI with an automatic gearbox and 4×4 capabilities topping the range at €44,145. That’s not bad considering the rival Nissan X-Trail starts at €29,995 while the Hyundai Santa Fe begins at €39,995.

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Dealerships go digital

The Skoda Kodiaq is one of the models available for a digital tour.

For those who work Monday to Friday, 9-5, hunting for a new car can be a difficult. As most dealerships are closed on Sundays, and finish early on Saturdays, the window for finding your next set of wheels can be a little small.

Skoda, however, has opened its first digital showroom, allowing people to view cars from the comfort of their couch. Currently running as a pilot project in Spanish dealerships, Skoda consultants can use video calls to speak to customers and take them through their vehicles. It’s a nifty idea – twelve stationary and four mobile cameras can show the vehicles from different perspectives both inside and out, demonstrate features or answer specific questions.

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