First Look Of Skoda Kodiaq RS With 236 BHP Powerful Engine

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| October 3 , 2018 , 14:58 IST

Like AMG for Mercedes-Benz, M for BMW and Nismo for Nissan, Czech carmaker Skoda has reserved RS badging for its performance-oriented vehicles. The RS moniker was awarded only to Skoda's sedan models. And now the company has decided to extend the honour to SUVs as well and that's how Skoda Kodiaq RS is born.

Skoda claims Kodiaq RS comes with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine that produces 236 bhp of power and 500Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed DSG gear box. The power is sent to all four wheels via the intelligent all-wheel drive.

The performance SUV requires only seven seconds to reach 100kmph speed and has a top speed of 220kmph.To make the Kodiaq RS fitting for its performance pedigree, Skoda has worked on the suspension. The settings of shock absorbers can be adjusted to suit the driver's preferences and the respective terrain at any time using the adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which comes as standard.

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To make the RS version look different from the rest, Skoda has reworked the front and rear bumpers and both now look sportier. The radiator grille, window frames, wing mirrors and roof rails all come in gloss black. The SUV gets 20-inch alloy wheels and a new RS logo.

Skoda has also made the interior look sporty. Alcantara seat covers, door trims with contrasting stitching and the carbon fiber-effect instrument panel lend a sporty flair to the cabin.

Wood trims have been shown the door, and are now replaced by mock carbon-fibre. There’s a 12.3-inch screen instead of the dials, and that too gets a carbon-fibre background.

Other changes include all-black upholstery (with black roof liner as well), sports seats draped in Alcantara and a flat-bottom steering. It’s as practical as ever with seven seats, and 230 litres of boot space.