Skoda Kodiaq RS Lands In Paris As Fastest 7-Seat SUV At The ‘Ring


[UPDATE, October 2] Live images from the 2018 Paris Motor Show have been added at the beginning of the gallery, below.

After leaked images and an official preview earlier today, the Skoda Kodiaq RS has finally been revealed in full one day ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show. Billed as being the fastest seven-seat SUV around the Nürburgring, the first RS-badged SUV from the Czech automaker is powered by the Volkswagen Group’s twin-turbo 2.0-liter diesel engine also found in the VW Passat and the Tiguan.

As it is the case with the two VW-badged models, the BiTDI four-cylinder mill develops 236 horsepower and a maximum torque of 500 Newton-meters (369 pound-feet) in the fastest Kodiaq. It helps the big SUV reach 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in seven seconds before hitting a top speed of 137 mph (220 kph). Skoda’s most powerful diesel…

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