240hp Skoda Kodiaq RS revealed with the most powerful production diesel engine in Skoda’s history

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Skoda has officially revealed the Kodiaq RS model. It is the second RS model in Skoda’s current line-up after Octavia RS.

Kodiaq RS is the first SUV to feature the high performance vRS badge and it packs 240hp of peak power and is the most powerful production diesel engine ever in Skoda’s history.

Featuring a 2.0-litre biturbo direct injection diesel engine making 240hp and 500Nm of peak torque from 1,750-2,500rpm, the Kodiaq RS will be offered with five or seven seats and claims a 0-100kph time of 7 seconds and top speed of 220kph.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox that powers all-four wheels via a variable all-wheel-drive. The Kodiaq vRS also gets adaptive chassis control, which includes six drive modes and electronically adjusted shock absorbers. Progressive steering also comes as standard.

For the first time in a Skoda, Kodiaq gets Dynamic Sound Boost. It plays fake engine sounds through the cars audio system. A lot other big manufacturers have made it quite common in many of their models while this is the first time in a Skoda.

Kodiaq RS gets bespoke front and rear bumpers, RS logos, gloss black bodywork elements and newly designed 20-inch alloy wheels. Instead of the old logo, Kodiaq gets the new RS logo, which now has a red V and stripe ahead of the RS. This logo will replace the current logo on all future RS models.

On the inside, the Kodiaq RS gets Alcantara seats and door trims as standard, along with a carbonfibre-effect instrument panel. Ambient LED lighting, tinted windows, black roof lining and stainless steel pedals also have also been added.

The virtual cockpit system is standard and displays rev counter and speed in the centre. There’s also a sports steering wheel.


Type 2.0-litre biturbo direct injection diesel
Power 240hp
Torque 500Nm at 1750-2500rpm
Type 7-Speed Automatic
Layout  All-Wheel Drive
0-100kmph 7 sec
Top Speed 220kmph

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