Skoda has added the Virtual Cockpit digital instruments to its Kodiaq seven-seat crossover, which has been given a $700 price rise for 2020.The range is available with the existing 132TSI petrol engine, priced from $44,190 before on-road costs, and the diesel RS. Skoda also currently offers drive-away pricing, listed at the bottom of this story.Power in the 132TSI comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine making 132kW and 320Nm, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.Standard equipment includes a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlamps, leather seats, and the a suite of semi-autonomous safety assists, including autonomous emergency braking, a reversing camera, parking sensors, and adaptive cruise.A seven-seat interior is also standard, littered with Skoda's little touches like an in-door rubbish bin. The Virtual Cockpit, previously a $700 option, is also now standard and explains the $700 price bump for 2020.Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline long-termer: Interior comfort and practicalityMoving up to the Sportline doesn't add any extra power but it gets a range of sporty add-ons, including a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, a body kit, black exterior add-ons, and a set of bucket-style seats with Alcantara trim.A range of options packages are available, including the Luxury Pack ($3700) with rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, a surround-view camera, and heated second-row seats.The Tech Pack ($2900) adds a 10-speaker stereo, selectable drive modes, adaptive dampers, and hands-free parking, while a panoramic sunroof will set you back $1900, and side steps are $1300.Finally, the range-topping Kodiaq RS. It's powered by a 2.0-litre bi-turbo-diesel engine making 176kW and 500Nm. It's also hooked up to an all-wheel drive system and a seven-speed DSG transmission.Along with its more aggressive exterior design, the RS gets a sportier steering wheel with paddles, red stitching, and Skoda's full safety suite.2020 Skoda Kodiaq pricing

  • 132TSI - $44,190 ($47,940 drive-away)
  • 132TSI Sportline - $52,190 ($52,490 drive-away)
  • RS TDI - $65,990

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