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    Skoda Kodiaq Variants Comparison: Style vs L&K

    by Monalisa Saha on Thursday, Sep 19 2019

    The Skoda Kodiaq is available for sale in India in two variants - Style and L&K (Laurin & Klement). Both the variants can be had in just one powertrain -- diesel-automatic. The diesel engine is a 2.0-litre unit producing a maximum power of 150PS, and it’s paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All-wheel drive system comes as standard on the Kodiaq in India; it is supposed to offer maximum traction on various surfaces.

     

    Skoda Kodiaq

     

    Before getting into what each of the variant offers in terms of equipment, here’s a comparison of their prices.

     

    SKODA KODIAQ

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Difference

    Style

    Rs 33 lakh (after reduction in September 2019)

    Rs 3.79 lakh

    L&K

    Rs 36.79 lakh



    The Skoda Kodiaq Style is the entry-level variant of the Kodiaq in India, and it was priced at Rs. 35.37 lakh, however, the carmaker has reduced it to Rs. 32.99 lakh for the month of September 2019. The Kodiaq L&K is the most feature-rich model of the SUV in our market and is priced at Rs. 36.79 lakh (ex-showroom), the same as before.

     

    Exterior Feature Difference:

     

    While both the variants of the Kodiaq predominantly look the same, there are a few additions in the L&K variant that distinguish it from the Style. These are:

     

    • Chrome front grille elements
    • Chrome highlights on rear diffuser
    • Roof rails with silver finish
    • Laurin & Klement inscription on front fenders
    • Side molding in body colour
    • Protective elements on front bumper
    • Exterior colour options: apart from white, grey and black, the L&K variant can be had in blue and brown exterior colours as well

     

    Both the cars are available with 18-inch alloy wheels, in the Trinity design.



    Features comparison:

     

    Before getting into what equipment does the Kodiaq L&K offer over the Style variant, here are the 20 most important features on offer on the Kodiaq Style:

     

    KODIAQ STYLE - 20 MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES

    18-inch alloy wheels

    LED headlamps & DRLs

    Adaptive front light system (AFS)

    Auto dimming IRVM & ORVMs

    Defogger on rear windshield and ORVMs

    Electrically adjustable and foldable heated ORVMs

    ABS & EBD

    Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

    Electronic stability control (ESC)

    Front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera

    Hands-free parking

    Dual front airbags, side airbags for front and rear passengers, curtain airbags and driver’s knee airbag

    Electrically adjustable front seats with memory option

    Panoramic sunroof

    Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

    Touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink and steering-mounted controls

    3-Zone automatic AC

    Leather upholstery and steering wheel

    Rear window curtains

    Rain-sensing wipers



    Over and above these features, here’s what the Kodiaq L&K gets:

     

    KODIAQ L&K - EXTRA FEATURES OVER STYLE VARIANT

    Pedals in aluminium finish

    360-degree parking camera

    Virtual cockpit (digital instrument cluster)

     

    Should you buy Kodiaq Style or L&K?

     

    Price difference between both the variants at the time of publishing this story is Rs 3.79 lakh, L&K model being the more expensive one. If we factor in the extra features on offer on the L&K over Style, it is hard to justify its incremental value. So, we’d suggest you to go for the Style variant. For the extra features that you get in the L&K variant, it would be advisable to opt for it if the difference between the two -- Style & L&K -- is under Rs 80,000, at max.


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