On the Paris Motor Present subsequent month, Skoda will take the wraps off its new Kodiaq RS. And when it does, the Czech automaker’s first correct efficiency SUV seems prefer it’ll be as sporty on the within as it should look from the surface.
The most recent teasers for the Kodiaq RS present us what the cockpit will appear like. And it seems prefer it’ll be an appropriate atmosphere from which to summon the efficiency the machine must provide.
The cabin is principally upholstered in grippy, light-weight Alcantara – all perforated and diamond-quilted with pink distinction stitching. The seats will probably be closely bolstered to maintain driver and not less than the primary of the six extra occupants in place, the steering wheel will probably be good and beefy for higher management, and there’ll be loads of faux-carbon trim, stainless-steel pedals, and a black headliner – all of which provides as much as a decidedly sportier appear and feel from the usual Kodiaq.
The sportiest model of Skoda’s midsize crossover is predicted to pack a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine good for 236 hp (176 kW) and about 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Mixed with the 20-inch wheels, beefed-up suspension, upgraded aero package, and different enhancements, that’s already confirmed to be sufficient to make the Kodiaq RS the quickest seven-seat SUV ever to lap the Nürburgring.
It clocked a powerful lap time of 9 minutes and 29.84 seconds on the Nordschleife this previous Might. And each indication is that will probably be as fast on the street because it has confirmed on essentially the most punishing of tracks.