New Skoda Kodiaq SUV appears at Tour de France

The new Skoda Kodiaq made a strong guest appearance at the finale of the Tour de France when the brand’s new SUV led the peloton across the finish line in Paris.

Stephen Roche, winner of the 1987 Tour, was captivated by the driving performance of the lead car.

On yesterday’s final stage of the Tour de France, the Skoda Kodiaq was first across the finish line. According to former Tour winner Stephen Roche, the brand’s new, SUV cuts a fine figure on the bumpy Champs-Élysées boulevard.

“The Skoda Kodiaq offers a particularly generous amount of space,” said Roche, who sat behind the wheel of the SUV. “Its ride is very pleasant and the car responds to all your commands with a high degree of precision. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Kodiaq on its Tour debut,” said the Irishman, who acts as a brand ambassador for the Czech car manufacturer.

As the vehicle partner, Skoda provided around 250 support and escort vehicles as well as more than 50 team cars. One of those was the ‘Red Car’ – a Skoda Superb in Corrida Red, which served as official lead car for all 21 stages. In a similar design – with a red, grey and black camouflage car wrap – the Skoda Kodiaq led the peloton across the 21st and final stage to the finish in Paris.


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