Skoda’s new seven-seat Kodiaq crossover has touched down in Australia with a new look, more tech, and a redesigned interior.

    UPDATE, 11/02/2022 – A Skoda Australia spokesperson has confirmed the Kodiaq won’t receive certain safety and luxury features due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage.

    Affected owners who have already placed an order are being credited from $1100. Drive-away pricing hasn’t been altered.

    The Skoda Australia said these de-specified Kodiaq models will only be offered for “a few months” before the missing features return. You can view the full breakdown in the Safety and Standard Equipment sections.

    Compared to the vehicle before it, the 2022 Kodiaq has been refined in line with Skoda models like the all-new Octavia, and packs a more luxurious interior.

    The petrol-powered Kodiaq RS will follow the Style and Sportline, arriving at the end of the first quarter of 2022. Prices are up by $1000 across the board compared to those announced during August 2021.

    Up front there are slimmer split headlights incorporating available Matrix LED technology, plus a more upright front grille and a new bumper.

    At the rear there’s a new spoiler extending from the roofline and revised LED tail lights that are slimmer and incorporate more ‘crystalline’ details. New alloy wheel designs fill the arches, too.

    While the available touchscreens still measure 8.0 inches and 9.2 inches depending on model, they run the Volkswagen Group’s latest infotainment and mapping interface with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Software updates can now be installed over the air, with wireless phone charging available in some models.

    New USB-C ports are scattered throughout the cabin, and an updated 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster features as standard.


    • 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Style 4×4: $52,990
    • 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline 4×4: $57,990
    • 2022 Skoda Kodiaq RS 4×4: $74,990

    All prices are drive-away.


    Both the Kodiaq Style and Sportline are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 132kW of power and 320Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

    Gone is the diesel engine from the previous Kodiaq RS, replaced by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque.

    It’s also mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    The 2022 Skoda Kodiaq Style and Sportline use a claimed 8.2L/100km on the combined cycle.

    The more powerful Kodiaq RS uses a claimed 7.5L/100km.

    All three models drink premium 95 RON unleaded, and have 60L fuel tanks.


    The 2022 Skoda Kodiaq measures 4697mm long, 1882mm wide, and 1681mm tall. It rides on a 2791mm wheelbase.

    There’s 270L of luggage space behind the third row, measured up to the headrests. Fold the third row and there’s 630L up to the rear shelf, and then 2005L up to the roof with the second and third rows folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Skoda Kodiaq is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    It requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000 kilometres, and Skoda offers pre-paid service plans.

    A five-year/75,000km pack costs $1800, while the seven-year/105,000km pack costs $2700.


    The Skoda Kodiaq has a five-star rating from ANCAP based on testing conducted in 2017.

    It received an adult occupant protection score of 92 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 77 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 62 per cent and a safety assist score of 54 per cent.

    All 2022 Skoda Kodiaq models come standard with the following safety features:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Nine airbags, including front, front-side, front-rear and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors

    Optional features include:

    • Blind-spot monitoring*
    • Lane-keep assist*
    • Rear cross-traffic alert*
    • Emergency assist
    • Surround-view camera*

    Features with an ‘*’ next to it indicate that it’s not currently available due to semiconductor-related shortages.

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment on the Kodiaq Style includes:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Satellite navigation
    • 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster
    • Power-folding, heated mirrors
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power tailgate
    • Automatic headlights and wipers
    • Door edge protectors
    • Leather-trimmed sport steering wheel
    • Leather upholstery
    • Privacy glass, rear window sun blinds
    • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
    • Silver roof rails, chrome front grille
    • Tablet holders on front seat backs
    • Ambient lighting

    Moving to the Sportline brings:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Steering wheel paddles
    • Alcantara/leather sports seats with silver stitching
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Fog lights
    • Sportline design package with black exterior trim highlights
    • Auto-dimming exterior mirrors
    • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
    • Drive mode selection
    • Progressive steering tune

    The range-topping Kodiaq RS brings:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • Leather-trimmed sports seats with RS logos
    • Front and rear heated seats
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Red brake calipers
    • Carbon-style interior trim
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Adaptive dampers
    • Automatic parking assist
    • Hands-free tailgate operation
    • Off-road mode
    • Surround-view camera*
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • 12-speaker Canton sound system*
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Traffic jam assist

    Features with an ‘*’ next to it indicate that it’s not currently available due to semiconductor-related shortages.

    A range of options packages are offered, starting with the Tech Pack ($3000 on Style, $2900 on Sportline):

    • Adaptive chassis control with drive modes
    • Premium Canton sound system*
    • Automatic parking assist
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Off-road mode
    • Sleep package

    There’s also a Luxury Pack ($6500 on Style, $3700 on Sportline):

    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Powered front seats with memory
    • Blind-spot monitoring*
    • Lane-keep assist*
    • Heated front/rear seats
    • Surround-view monitor*
    • Perforated leather seat trim (black or ivory)
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Traffic jam assist
    • Emergency assist
    • Rear cross-traffic alert*
    • Tri-zone climate
    • Auto-folding door mirrors
    • Paddle shifters

    The following standalone options are available:

    • Panoramic sunroof: $1900
    • Towbar: $2300
    • Ventilated leather seats: SportLine, $1900
    • Side steps: $1400

    Features with an ‘*’ next to it indicate that it’s not currently available due to semiconductor-related shortages.


    Energy Blue is the standard colour on the Style and Steel Grey the standard colour on the Sportline and RS.

    Velvet Red is a $1100 option, available only on the Sportline and RS, while the following finishes are available for $770:

    • Moon White metallic
    • Graphite Grey metallic
    • Brilliant Silver metallic
    • Magic Black pearl
    • Lava Blue metallic (Style only)
    • Race Blue metallic (RS only)

    MORE: Everything Skoda Kodiaq

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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