ŠKODA KODIAQ RS: First SUV in the RS family

› 60-kilogram lighter 2.0 TSI petrol engine for more power and even greater efficiency
› New 20-inch wheels, RS-specific front apron and high-gloss black visual accents
› Interior with exclusive RS styling and black Suedia upholstery with contrast stitching

Mladá Boleslav, 11 October 2022 – In 2018, ŠKODA presented the KODIAQ RS – the first SUV in the RS family – with a 176 kW (240 hp) biturbo diesel engine. The car demonstrated its sporting ambitions at the time by setting a lap record for seven-seater SUVs on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Since the Czech car manufacturer updated the technology of its large SUV in 2021, the KODIAQ RS has been even sportier and more efficient; its current 2.0 TSI petrol engine has an output of 180 kW (245 hp) and is more than 60 kilograms lighter than its predecessor.

In summer 2018, before its official presentation, the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS completed a lap of the 20.832-kilometre Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 9:29.84 minutes. This record time for a seven-seater SUV impressively demonstrated just how sporty a large SUV can be. The first SUV in ŠKODA’s RS family was powered by a 2.0-litre biturbo diesel, the most powerful diesel engine in the brand’s history with an output of 176 kW (240 hp). As standard, a 7-speed DSG and all-wheel drive transmitted the maximum torque of 500 Nm.

New engine takes the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds

Since 2021, the KODIAQ RS has been powered by a 2.0 TSI petrol engine generating 180 kW (245 hp). The new unit is more than 60 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, while the new 7‑speed DSG saves a further 5.2 kilograms. This makes the all-wheel-drive SUV even more dynamic as well as improving its performance; the KODIAQ RS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 234 km/h. The sporty handling is also supported by progressive steering as standard coupled with DCC adaptive chassis control, while the engine note is particularly rich thanks to Dynamic Sound Boost.



RS-exclusive black trim adds dynamic visual presence

Distinctive black body accents, such as on the ŠKODA grille, as well as numerous visual details, make the KODIAQ RS instantly recognisable as a member of ŠKODA’s RS family. The slim full LED Matrix headlights included as standard are another eye-catcher.  The rear features the signature RS reflector across the entire width of the vehicle. Sporty black also dominates the interior of the KODIAQ RS, which incorporates a digital instrument cluster with custom layouts and a flattened, three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel with perforated leather and red stitching as standard. The sports seats with integrated headrests are upholstered in black Suedia with striking red contrast stitching, and the RS logo is also embroidered in red. The front seats are electrically adjustable and have a memory function as well as an extendable seat surface; black leather upholstery is available as an option.




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Vítězslav Kodym
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Zbyněk Straškraba
Product Communications
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