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    MY19 changes

    Hi,

    I'm currently deciding if I should buy a Kodiaq MY19.
    Unfortunately, my local dealership doesn't have a MY19 model in stock and has to verify with Skoda the following things for me:

    - Does the Australian MY19 version have more than 1 USB port?
    - Is a cargo liner included? I read something about it in a review, but it isn't mentioned in the brochure, ... .


    Cheers,
    dragonos

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    If there's only a single USB port then you can always use a double adapter in the 12V power socket (if it has 1).

    If the cargo liner isn't included just get the dealer to include it in your deal.

    The only problem with Skoda in SA is the limited number of dealerships (and lack of competition). I seriously would cross-shop them with something equivalent in the price range to get them to move on price. Both Barossa and Adelaide dealerships are run by the same company so they won't discount to get the sale off the other office. YOu'd have to look interstate if they weren't going to play ball - hence the suggestion to cross-shop (even if you're not serious about the other car the Skoda dealership won't want to lose the sale).

    Is the brochure with the MY19 spec not up on the website? I'd be looking through the detailed spec there if it's available.

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    Yes, the brochure is up, but it mentions just USB ...
    Depending on the photo I'm looking at on their website I can see 2 or 1 USB port in the console (they seem to be using a mixture of pics ...).

    Yes, only 1 dealership is a bummer. But I got a discount of around 7% ... (interstate dealers didn't offer a much better price).
    I'm also considering a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, it's a nice car but not as good as a Kodiaq in my eyes. The price is spot on though, dealers seem to need sales before the new year; I got offered 15% off ... this brings it down in the region of a discounted Kodiaq (fully specced).

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    Hi dragonos,

    The ŠKODA Kodiaq is a wonderful vehicle and I would say go for it!!!

    Not sure when VAG vehicles change to MY19 (I think around July??? Happy to be corrected though...)

    The latest ŠKODA Kodiaq brochure was published in September 2018 and it is for MY19 vehicles (so that should give some sort of indication).

    As per the brochure; Storage compartment (in front of gear stick) – illuminated, AUX input, USB and 12V socket / 9.2" with gesture control Columbus high resolution 'Glass design' infotainment system with navigation, including SmartLink^^ smartphone connectivity with Apple Carplay® and Android Auto™, Bluetooth® with voice control, audio & streaming, USB, AUX & 2x SD cart slot

    No mention of multiple USB, so would say only the one (just like my Suberb)

    Also, I would highly doubt that a "cargo liner" would be included as part of the vehicle.
    Maybe the dealer might "throw one in" to sweeten the deal.

    For reference; ŠKODA Genuine Accessories - Plastic Boot Dish (Part No. 565 061 162) / Aluminium partition for the plastic boot dish (Part No. 565 017 254)

    All this info is readily available via the ŠKODA Australia website.
    Not sure why your dealer cant confirm this info...
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    He can't confirm it because he currently doesn't have a MY19 model in stock.
    If you look at the photos on the official website you see one with 2 ports in the center console, a few photos further there is a whole different layout pictured ...

    MY19 models for other markets seem to offer a total of 3 USB ports (2 front, 1 rear). And one overseas review mentioned an included double sided cargo liner (carpet / rubber) which isn't available as an official accessory on the Australian page.

    I also hav a look at a VW Tiguan Allspace Highline, but strangely enough I prefer the Skoda ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonos View Post
    He can't confirm it because he currently doesn't have a MY19 model in stock.
    If you look at the photos on the official website you see one with 2 ports in the center console, a few photos further there is a whole different layout pictured ...

    MY19 models for other markets seem to offer a total of 3 USB ports (2 front, 1 rear). And one overseas review mentioned an included double sided cargo liner (carpet / rubber) which isn't available as an official accessory on the Australian page.

    I also hav a look at a VW Tiguan Allspace Highline, but strangely enough I prefer the Skoda ...
    Your local ŠKODA sales person should have access to this info close to hand, or at the very least have access to the MY (Model Year) update sheet that displays the differences.

    Are the amount of USB's really a deal breaker for you? Use the USB for Android Auto / Apple CarPlay if you wish or use to play a USB stick (music). Use an SD Card (x2) to play music, use the 12v socket with a twin USB to charge additional phones... The options are endless...

    In the UK for example, a secondary USB can be optioned and is placed in the front armrest storage box.
    I wouldn't yard stick overseas market vehicles, there are always slight variations...

    Maybe that is why the disclaimer in the Australian Brochure reads; Overseas model shown, local specification may vary.

    For reference; ŠKODA Genuine Accessories - Double-sided boot mat - for cars with spare wheels (Part No. 565 061 163A). Just contact ŠKODA Parts Department and order, or order from any one of the vast overseas retails that sell ŠKODA parts / accessories...
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    Heya,

    I had a quick look on car sales just to see if there was anything you can see from pictures..

    2018 SKODA Kodiaq 132TSI Auto 4x4 MY19-OAG-AD-16725504

    This one looks like it only has 1 in the front console but has the 12v port front and back. Can pick up the 12v to multiple USB outlets online or sometimes at phone shops.

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    Just picked up our MY19
    1 USB in the centre console next to the 12V
    - I've put a Belkin USB plug in that socket

    There is another 12V in the back seat and (without going out to look) two more in the back - I think they want us to go camping
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