› 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.