ŠKODA KODIAQ RS : press kit

ŠKODA KODIAQ RS : press kit

Mladá Boleslav/Jerez, 11 December 2018 - The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is the first SUV in ŠKODA's sporty RS family and also the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer's SUV campaign. The performance model is powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in ŠKODA history with a power output of 176 kW (240 PS). It demonstrated its capabilities with a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the toughest race track in the world - the Nürburgring's Nordschleife. The performance SUV is the first ŠKODA to also feature Dynamic Sound Boost for a particularly emotive engine note. 

The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is the first SUV in ŠKODA’s sporty RS family and also the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer’s SUV campaign. The performance model is powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in ŠKODA history with a power output of 176 kW (240 PS). It demonstrated its capabilities with a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the toughest race track in the world – the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. The performance SUV is the first ŠKODA to also feature Dynamic Sound Boost for a particularly emotive engine note.

 

Press texts, infographics, footage and photos are available in the interactive press kit at ŠKODA Storyboard.

 

The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS comes with all-wheel drive as standard. It provides everything the ever-growing target group for powerful SUVs could wish for thanks to its exceptional dynamics both on and off the road as well as its particularly bold appearance. It uniquely combines a modern lifestyle with sportiness; the efficient and powerful diesel engine impresses with its sustainability. With the perfect mix of a dynamic driving experience and excellent suitability for daily use, the KODIAQ RS is the first SUV to combine the distinguishing qualities of all the ŠKODA RS models.

 

Sportiness meets suitability for daily use

From a big shopping trip or a family outing to sporty usage on- and off-road, the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is well‑equipped for almost anything that everyday life can throw at it. The Czech brand’s first performance SUV is aimed at active and design-focused customers. With the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS, they can cultivate their modern lifestyle and highlight it with the car’s sporty appearance. The SUV offers sporty and enjoyable driving on the road thanks to its powerful engine. In addition, it can transport mountain bikes to a remote downhill mountain track in its spacious boot and can easily cope with moving house on a small scale. In a nutshell: the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS combines the qualities of a sporty, long-distance vehicle with those of a robust and very safe family car.

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