Skoda’s latest addition to the family, the Kodiaq RS was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and it is due here in December.
It is powered by a new 2.0TDI 240hp 4×4 DSG engine and gearbox combination. Skoda claims that this will make the Kodiaq RS the most powerful production diesel engine in the history of their company.
The Kodiaq SUV was launched in Ireland in March 2017 to what Skoda says was unprecedented demand, It also scooped the Irish Large SUV of the year award at the Irish Car of the Year awards 2018.
Now, its flagship model in its boisterous RS version is on the way. The initials RS stand for ‘Rally Sport’ and were first used in 1974 as part of the brands rally strategy. In 2000, Skoda introduced its first RS production model, the Octavia RS.
The Skoda Kodiaq RS is the brand’s first SUV to join this circle and carries its motorsport and rally history into a new vehicle segment. The Kodiaq RS will also be the first model to bear the new, modern RS logo featuring additional red touches, according to Skoda.
Skoda says that the Kodiaq RS has already broken records for the fastest seven seater SUV around the Nürburgring in June this year, with racing driver Sabine Schmitz commending the “dynamic power delivery and excellent responsive qualities”. The four cylinder 2.0TDI TDI engine produces 240hp thanks to biturbo charging, and delivers maximum torque of 500 Nm.
In keeping with the RS heritage of Skoda, the carmaker says that the Kodiaq RS has a more aggressive exterior styling. LED headlights, 20? alloy wheels, specific RS front and rear bumpers, a glossy black front radiator grille, black roof rails, sunset tinted rear and side windows and black window frames complete the dominating sporty road presence.
Inside, the sports seats are decorated in alcantara with specific RS stitching and are electrically adjustable. The Virtual Cockpit customisable electronic instrument cluster will also come as standard while aluminium pedals, alcantara door panels and carbon styled decor complete the sporty interior.
For more information about the Skoda range, contact Michael Moore Skoda on (090 ) 6403555, or email [email protected].