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Having claimed a lap record for the fastest seven-seat SUV at the Nürburgring earlier this year, Skoda is gearing up to reveal its Kodiaq RS in full. The Czech company is drip feeding information on its new performance model ahead of a public reveal at the Paris Motor Show next month.
Power will come from a twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine, similar to that used in the Volkswagen Tiguan BiTurbo in Europe, producing 240hp and using an all-wheel-drive transmission. While Skoda has yet to announce performance figures, the Volkswagen is capable of cracking the 0-100km/h barrier in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed approaching 240km/h, so we don't expect the Skoda to be too far from those numbers. To enhance the expectedly sporty ride, adaptive suspension will also be added to the mix. Inside the cabin, passengers will hear a tuned engine note thanks to something Skoda calls the Dynamic Sound Boost.
The Kodiaq RS will come equipped with full LED headlights with a crystalline effect giving it a distinctive front appearance. Buyers will also have the choice of a new Race Blue metallic paint colour, which you can see in this teaser video.
The Kodiaq RS will be the first Skoda model to feature an entirely digital instrument display as standard. Drivers will be able to set it to display their preferences for driving information and there will be a Sport mode that prominently features the tachometer and speed in the centre. It is also expected that the Kodiaq RS will come with sports seats in the front and some higher quality materials in the cabin. We will have to wait until the Paris Motor Show in October to see the car in full.