The Skoda Kodiaq has been a successful model for the Czech brand since its launch in 2016, and now there’s a new model aim at offering more comfort and luxury. Priced from £35,945, it’s called the Kodiaq L&K, with L&K standing for Laurin & Klement.
What Is Laurin & Klement?
Good question. Technically, Laurin & Klement is no more, as this was a Czech automobile, motorcycle and bicycle manufacturer founded all the way back in 1895. Set up by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, the brand was swallowed up by Skoda Works in 1925 and then re-branded as Skoda Auto. So essentially, Laurin and Klement serves as the origins for Skoda. Nowadays, Skoda uses this moniker for its range-topping models.
So it comes with plenty of kit then?
It sure does, as it’s able to offer goodies such as 19″ alloy wheels, panoramic roof, 9.2″ infotainment system, Area view, progressive steering, curtain airbags, CANTON sound system and heated windscreen. That’s on top of features offered on lower models including dual zone climate control, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, navigation, full LED headlights, and leather upholstery. As well as offering a good amount of kit, the Kodiaq L&K offers model-specific details including a chrome grille, 19″alloy wheels finished in anthracite and unique front and rear bumpers, as well as L&K signature logos both inside and out.
What engines are available?
The Kodiaq L&K will be made available with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel, which is available in either 148 or 187bhp power outputs, or a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol which offers 187bhp. The 148bhp diesel can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG, whilst the 187bhp version – as well as the petrol – come only with the 7-speed DSG. No matter which engine/gearbox combo you go for, you’ll be able to enjoy the four-wheel drive.
The new Skoda Kodiaq L&K is ready to order now, with prices starting from £35,495.