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.
Before getting into what each of the variant offers in terms of equipment, here’s a comparison of their prices.
Rs 33 lakh (after reduction in September 2019)
Rs 3.79 lakh
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.
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
Dual front airbags, side airbags for front and rear passengers, curtain airbags and driver’s knee airbag
Electrically adjustable front seats with memory option
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
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.