2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS: Specs, Release Date, Price & More

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 - Skoda

The big Skoda SUV gets a sporty meant top model: The 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS drives with 240 diesel horsepower, four-wheel drive and artificial sport exhaust sound. All details.

On this car Skoda prepared us long and hard. The Czechs published early pictures of a Erlkönigs, later sketches and real photos from the interior . Much feigning for the sports version of a car that has long been sold. Now you can see the Kodiaq RS completely . No surprise, but with real data: The big SUV gets the strongest possible diesel.

Skoda uses the 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel for the first time. So far, there was only VW, and even there only in Passat and Tiguan. The four-cylinder provides 240 hp and 500 Newton meters of torque . The most powerful diesel in the Kodiaq is 50 hp weaker, the big petrol engine makes 180 hp.


For the Volkswagen brand, the twin-turbo diesel is the respective top engine. Skoda also wants to position him athletically. That’s why the Kodiaq RS made its first public appearance on the Nürburgring Nordschleife . It will not be really dangerous for really fast compact models, but at least it is the fastest SUV with seven seats .

In numbers: For the ring round needed ring expert Sabine Schmitz in Kodiaq RS about nine and a half minutes. The Skoda accelerates in seven seconds to 100 and runs 220 km / h top. So that one does not have to think of a blown-up diesel, Skoda installs a sound module as standard . That does not make him louder, but makes him sound more beautiful. The standard consumption is 6 liters per 100 kilometers.

A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission distributes the power of the engine as standard to all four wheels. Skoda uses the same all-wheel technology in the Kodiaq RS as in the smaller engines: the power comes first in front of all. The sensors slip, closing a multi-plate clutch and coupling the rear axle. Purely mechanically go up to 50 percent of the force to the rear. Additionally, the Kodiaq can send more power to the rear wheels via front brake intervention.

Skoda boss Bernhard Maier indicated in the discussion with us that the record of the Kodiaq RS was not so important to him. His main concern was that the car can be moved physically, even in an environment like the here. Of course, he is looking forward to the best time anyway.

2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS Interior

xterior gets the Kodiaq RS wide aprons, 20-inch wheels and a large brake system. As standard, Skoda also builds an adaptive suspension, LED lamps, tinted windows, electric sports seats and a virtual cockpit . Especially seats and the grippy steering wheel with leatherette cover feel sporty. Unlike the entry, because nothing changes here.

All around, the SUV remains a Kodiaq . Skoda sells it with five or seven seats. There are almost 20 centimeters of ground clearance and slope angles of 19.2 ° (front) and 23.4 ° (rear). Lower than other Kodiaq the RS is not, but the aprons are closer to the asphalt. Depending on the seating he loads 231 to 600 liters of luggage. Skoda offers a navigation system as well as online services.

2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS Price & release date

For the price, the manufacturer is not yet expressed. The 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS expected to be the most expensive production Skoda to date. We assume that the fast SUV starts at just under 50,000 euros in the base . A Skoda Superb makes it difficult to get to this region – but it is not available with the large diesel engine. The Kodiaq RS should be before the turn of the year at the dealers.

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