Technology: Well-equipped for any challenge with all wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG

› The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS offers Dynamic Chassis Control with Driving Mode Select as standard
› High agility and optimised handling thanks to progressive steering as standard

With its intelligent all-wheel drive as standard, the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is perfectly equipped for a wide variety of needs on- and off-road as well as for all weather conditions. The SUV has an output of 176 kW (240 PS) and the power is transferred variably to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DSG). The settings for the dampers are automatically adjusted to suit the driving conditions or the respective terrain at any time using Dynamic Chassis Control, which also comes as standard.

With its generously sized dual clutch, the 7‑speed DSG has been specially designed for use with powerful engines such as the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS’s biturbo diesel and its maximum torque of 500 Nm. It transfers the power gently and comfortably or with the lightning-fast speed of a sportscar without losing any traction and to suit the conditions and the selected driving mode. The driver can allow the gearbox to automatically change gear or they can select the gears manually – also using steering wheel paddles.


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All-wheel drive reacts within milliseconds

Thanks to its all-wheel drive, the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS automatically has the best-possible traction at all times, providing excellent driving dynamics when driving in a sporty manner, good off-road capabilities and more safety in bad weather such as rain or snow. A fifth-generation electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, which is more compact and 1.4 kg lighter than its predecessor, distributes the power variably to all four wheels within milliseconds and virtually without the driver noticing. It does this depending on the driving situation detected by the car’s sensors – and even in anticipation. Up to 85 per cent of the torque can go to a specific wheel; with small loads, only the front wheels are powered to save fuel. EDS electronic differential locks at the front and rear also prevent individual wheels from spinning on the same axle. The spinning wheel is slowed down automatically and more torque is transferred to the second wheel with better traction.

Dynamic Chassis Control specially adjusted for the RS

The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS comes equipped with Dynamic Chassis Control as standard, which provides optimal shock absorption to suit the surface and driving style. The system, which is also used in other KODIAQ models, was specially adapted to the sporty potential of the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS. Driving Mode Select allows the driver to choose from Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport, Individual and Snow modes with correspondingly electronically adjusted settings for the dampers, and to activate an Off-Road mode using a button in the centre console.


Hill‑Descent Control is then available at speeds of up to 30 km/h and the ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), EDS electronic differential locks and Traction Control System (TCS) all operate with special off-road settings. The ESC features two stages in the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS. If the Sport mode is selected, the ESC becomes less restrictive and even allows a small amount of drifting in corners when the system recognises that the driver has the vehicle under control.

Progressive steering combines sportiness and ease of use

The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS is equipped with progressive steering as standard. To do justice to the performance SUV’s sporty capabilities and to enhance the dynamic driving experience, progressive steering provides a steering configuration that has been developed specifically for the KODIAQ RS. With this setup, the steering angle remains small, allowing the driver to control the car perfectly without having to move their hands on the steering wheel – even at higher speeds. In contrast, for larger steering angles – such as when turning at low speeds in the city – the steering forces are considerably reduced, making the car easier to manoeuvre. Progressive steering is therefore the perfect solution for all situations.



Hermann Prax
Head of Product Communications     
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Alžběta Šťastná
Spokesperson – Product Communications
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