A day before their official world première at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the two cars were unveiled before a group of invited guests at the Paris exhibition centre.

The KODIAQ RS: a dynamic SUV that has already proven itself on a racetrack
The first star of the sneak preview was the KODIAQ RS, a sporty SUV. This model’s racing prowess has already been unmasked by its record ride round the Nürburgring circuit’s legendary Nordschleife (“North Loop”). A short video showing how the record was broken was broadcast on-stage, though in the clip the car is still completely camouflaged. Now the KODIAQ RS has been paraded in all its glory.

The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is the latest member to join the family of RS models. Ample output is generated by the most powerful diesel engine ever seen in a ŠKODA production car: a 2.0 BiTDI delivering 176 kW (240 HP) and maximum torque of 500 Nm. Inside and out, the car is graced with exclusive sporty accessories and advanced technology such as the Virtual Cockpit, the DCC Adaptive Chassis and progressive steering. In keeping with other ŠKODA KODIAQs, the KODIAQ RS can be ordered as a seven-seater.

Sneak preview of the ŠKODA VISION RS and the KODIAQ RS

The VISION RS: A vision of future RS models
Whereas the KODIAQ RS is the present, the VISION RS concept offers a vision of the future of ŠKODA’s RS models. A future that combines a fine driving experience and environmental responsibility in equal measure.

The new VISION RS concept was exclusively introduced by Bernhard Maier, the ŠKODA AUTO chairman: “This is the first time in RS history that we are using a plug-in hybrid: the 1.5-litre TSI engine gives the VISION RS an output of 110 kW. This is supported by a 75 kW electric motor, giving the model a range of 70 kilometres on the battery alone – and therefore emission-free local driving. And best of all, thanks to the electric motor, the maximum torque is available from standstill.”

Inside the VISION RS concept study, you can also find new improved interior design features: a large, centrally positioned infotainment display, seat covers made with vegan materials, and a connection with Alexa – the voice assistant. “The best in class voice command for all important information on the vehicle from home or on the road,” added Bernhard Maier.

Sneak preview of the ŠKODA VISION RS and the KODIAQ RS

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