Skoda Kodiaq Spruced Up With Luxurious L&K Edition

Want an Audi but can’t quite stretch to the price? If you live in Europe (or another country where the marque is present), you might check out a Skoda. Like the Kodiaq crossover, for example, which is out to bridge the gap to its more upscale counterpart with a new top-of-the-line model.

The L&K edition borrows its name from the company’s founders Laurin and Klement, and upgrades the midsize SUV with a host of upscale enhancements inside and out.

Those include a chrome grille, full LED headlights, a unique set of 19-inch wheels, and a modified rear bumper. Inside buyers will find leather upholstery, piano-black trim, Canton sound system, aluminum pedals, and more. And of course there are special badges inside and out to designate this as the top-end model.

Along with the luxed-up edition, Skoda is also launching new engines for the Kodiaq. There’s a 1.5-liter engine rated at 150 horsepower, a 2.0 at 180 or 190, and a 2.0-liter diesel with either 150 hp or 190. A new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission also features.

The enhanced Kodiaq range will mark its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, where Skoda will also present the facelifted Fabia and the new Vision X concept.

Václav Laurin and Václav Klement founded the company in 1895 as a bicycle manufacturer in Mladá Boleslav, then situated in the Kingdom of Bohemia that was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and now in the independent Czech Republic. The company initially bore their surnames, which are now used on the most luxurious versions of the vehicles made by their company over a century later.

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  • diego

    + virtual cockpit

  • Sébastien

    There’s a lot of soft touch plastic, where do you see cheap ones? (Beside the piano black self scratching trims)

  • Eunos

    You’re so stupid and annoying

  • Bash

    A very decent and conservative car, inside out.

  • Sébastien

    and not available in AWD

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