ŠKODA Head of Design
Mr Stefani, how difficult was it to design a sporty SUV?
The ŠKODA KODIAQ is an SUV with a very balanced and expressive design. The silhouette is very dynamic, so it was not that easy to add even more sportiness when designing the KODIAQ RS. The aim was to create details that showcase a highly sophisticated development of the RS DNA. The decorative tail pipes, for example, are a strong indication of the sporty character. The new, exclusive, red logo represents power and emotion.
The design of a sports car is supposed to be emotive – what design cues characterise the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS?
Red is a very emotive colour that is associated with sports cars. In the interior, we have purposely used red as the launch colour for the stitching and badges, in combination with carbon-fibre details – two clear references to the brand’s rallying history. For the exterior, we used red brake callipers to emphasise the sportiness of the KODIAQ RS’s Xtreme 20‑inch alloy wheels. The decorative twin RS exhaust pipes with chrome effect are a very important detail at the rear that highlight the outstanding power of this beautiful SUV.