Video: ŠKODA launches the KODIAQ RS into the ‘Green Hell’

› Racing driver Sabine Schmitz conquers the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife in the high-performance SUV
› The full video showing the sensational record-breaking lap around the Nordschleife will be released on 14 June
› The top-of-the-range model, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ RS, will make its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show

Mladá Boleslav, 12 June 2018 – ŠKODA sent racing driver Sabine Schmitz into the ‘Green Hell’ for a record-breaking lap in the new ŠKODA KODIAQ RS, even before the new top-of-the-range model is launched. In doing so, the Czech car manufacturer is giving an indication of the seven-seater SUV’s extraordinary performance. What’s more: a teaser video reveals how intently the extremely professional team prepared the high-performance SUV, which was covered in a sporty camouflage design, for its successful record attempt on the Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife. The clips whet viewers’ appetite for the new ŠKODA KODIAQ RS; the full video will be released on 14 June. The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS will make its official debut in October at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

As a renowned Nordschleife expert, Sabine Schmitz knows the legendary 20.832-km-long circuit in the Eifel region, with its 73 corners and a difference in altitude of around 300 m, inside out: she is the first and – to date – only woman to have won the famous 24-hour race there. František Drábek, Head of Compact Models at ŠKODA AUTO, didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to experience the ride from the passenger seat. Drábek had played a major part in the development of the high-performance SUV and he was now in the car during the speedy lap, experiencing its sporty qualities up close. The new top-of-the-range version of the successful SUV will be officially presented in Paris this October.

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