And The Rear of The Year Award Goes To The Skoda Karoq And Kodiaq
Whoever thought the rear of the year award was a good idea should have been given his marching order. And for that type of award, it’s almost certainly a he making the”he” such decisions. However, the rear of the year awards has made a temporary comeback after Skoda revealed minor updates to the year 2020 Karoq and Kodiaq. The rear of the car has been given a design refresh. Some bright spark at Skoda thought it would be clever to “PR” out a bunch of rear-biased shots of the Karoq and Kodiaq.
What Skoda is emphasizing is the new “design language”. In this case, the tailgate logo is gone and in its place is new “self-assured brand lettering”. Apparently, lettering (typography) looks way more classy and readable at distance than a tiny badge-logo.
But there are also other updates to the Karoq and Kodiaq model range. Side assist now has a range of up to 70 meters. You also get adaptive chassis with front-wheel-drive models, a KESSY motion sensor (whatever that is) and new 20-inch alloy wheel designs (for the Kodiaq).
The 2.0-litre TDI also receives a power boost and now outputs 190 PS (around 188bhp). We’ve run out of things to say because this update is all about the tailgate and brand lettering… the other stuff is just a distraction.