Not that I've had it done, but from experience of others over on the Kodiaq forum, you're looking at the thick end of a grand or so for an after market fixed towbar, which to my mind makes £750 for the electrically deployable factory fit option look like conspicuously good value. If you want an aftermarket electrically deployable one, or even just a removable towbar, it'll probably cost even more.Fossilnot wrote: ↑Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:13 pmI have fitted towbars to many of my cars since the 1960s and fully intend fitting an aftermarket one to the Enyaq (when they become available). I baulk at the price of the Skoda item though! It enters the territory where serious consideration might be given to a ‘tip car’-and would be if it were not for the price of fleet insurance or an additional stand alone policy.
The prime lesson from this experience, for me, is to thoroughly check the towing capacity/status/type approval before purchase of any future vehicle.
Even if you can find someone who will fit a fixed towbar for say £500-£600, you're not exactly saving a fortune and what you end up with won't be as well integrated into the car. There are the issues of having to code the rear parking sensors and electric tailgate opening for when a trailer is attached, which may get forgotten about at the cheaper end of the market. Not as simple as just a bit of welding these days, cars are more complicated!
Each to their own though...