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Karoq and Kodiaq treated to updates and Škoda’s new-look

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Škoda has updated its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs with a subtly revised look and new tech for 2020.

Škoda Karoq and Kodiaq receive the Scala-pioneered Š K O D A lettering on the rear

Škoda Karoq and Kodiaq receive the Scala-pioneered Š K O D A lettering on the rear

Kicking things off is a new look to the rear, featuring Š K O D A lettering across the back, as pioneered by the Scala. In addition, Side Assist is now available for both models, warning the driver of vehicles in the blind spot up to 70m away, up from 20m previously.

Of interest for fleets, a new 2.0 litre TDI 190hp diesel engine (compliant with Euro 6d-TEMP) has been added to the Škoda Karoq’s engine range. This engine comes with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG transmission as standard.

Revamped side signals have also been added, that are said to be clearer to the driver than previous and are mounted on the wing mirrors.

Adaptive Chassis (DCC) is now available on front-wheel drive models, whereas it used only to be available on all-wheel drive variants. The system automatically adjusts the suspension dampening to offer a smoother ride.

Other enhancements include a new set of 20-inch alloys for the Kodiaq, and optional ‘KESSY’ vehicle entry key with motion sensor, which automatically switches off its keyless-entry signal after 15-minutes of no movement.

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.