Skoda is offering yet another sneak preview into the Kodiaq RS, which will premiere at the beginning of October.
The brand’s first ever performance SUV will greet the audience at the 2018 Paris Auto Show, not only with revised styling, mechanicals and a potent diesel engine, but with a new logo as well.
Gone is the green color and in comes the red, which “symbolizes how sporty and virile the RS family is”, says the automaker. “The letter ‘v’ denotes victory”, adds Skoda, reminding fans that the ‘RS’ logo was first used in 1974, on the 180 RS and 200 RS rally prototypes. The first street legal Skoda RS was the Octavia, which was introduced in 2000.
Skoda’s new ‘RS’ logo will adorn the exterior and interior of the latest Kodiaq model to join the family, which shares the bi-turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with the Volkswagen Passat and Tiguan. Said to be the most powerful oil burner in the company’s history, it pushes out 239 PS (236 hp / 176 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque.
As far as performance numbers are concerned, the car firm is keeping them a secret so far. However, let’s not forget that this is the fastest 7-seat SUV on the Nurburgring. The Skoda Kodiaq RS lapped the track in 9:29.84 with Sabine Schmitz at the helm, who was “really impressed” with the ride.