2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS Looks Mean In New Teaser Sketches

We’ve lost count of how many times Skoda has teased the Kodiaq RS so far but we’ll let that pass given that the automaker has finally given us the first overall peek at the performance SUV’s design.

These are the first two official sketches that show the upcoming model in its entirety, and we have to say it looks the part. Now, all renderings are meant to exaggerate a car’s strong points, and we’re sure these do too. The Kodiaq RS may feature 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, but be sure they won’t look as big as in the renderings.

Skoda’s first RS-badged SUV surely appears dynamic and aggressive, though. The front end is dominated by the wide, 3D-effect radiator grille in gloss black, the sporty new bumper exclusive to the Kodiaq RS, and the crystalline-look, full-LED headlights that will be a standard feature.

The rear view is no less impressive thanks to the muscular bumper that integrates two massive tailpipes, the reflector that extends across the entire width of the vehicle, and the roof spoiler that continues down the D-pillars.

Viewed from the side, the exaggerated 20-inch Xtreme wheels in a phone-dial design and anthracite hue capture all the attention, while details like the black-painted window frames, mirror caps, and roof rails add an interesting contrast to the Kodiaq RS’ exclusive Race Blue paint finish. The 17-inch red brake calipers are also hard to ignore.

The Skoda Kodiaq RS will debut in the metal in early October at the Paris Auto Show with a 240 PS (237 hp) 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine — the most powerful production diesel unit in Skoda history.

  • Rocket

    Shoulda made the wheels bigger.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Yeh! 40 inches or nothing!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Mean, really?

James Bond May Drive The Aston Martin Valhalla In New Film

The Valhalla will hit the streets in 2021 with a 1,000 hp hybrid powertrain.

Ferrari 488 Pista Laps The Top Gear Track In A Record 1:12.7

The Ferrari 488 Pista features a twin-turbo V8 with a brutal 711 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.

BMW Unlikely To Chase Mercedes-AMG’s A45 S With 1-Series M Hatch

The BMW 1-Series range will likely be topped out by the M135i.

2020 Mercedes GLA Compact Crossover Is The A-Class You’ll Most Likely Buy

The new generation of the popular Mercedes GLA is rumored to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Bowlus Road Chief ‘Endless Highways’ Is A $185k Retro Travel Trailer Bathed In Chrome

The Bowlus Road Chief ‘Endless Highways’ will set you back $185,000.

Kia Driver Cuts Off Rider Who Lands On Hood, Then Angrily Smashes Windshield

Even though the driver was at fault, the rider had plenty of time to take evasive action.

Netflix’s Animated ‘Fast & Furious’ Series Is Coming, Here’s The Trailer

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers will be focused on the cousin of Dominic Toretto.

Is The 2020 Ford Explorer As Good As The Figures Suggest?

The new Ford Explorer sounds impressive on paper but now it’s time to find out what it’s like on the real world.

Tesla Arcade Launches With Beach Buggy Racing 2

Tesla’s new Beach Buggy Racing 2 game will make charging that much more enjoyable.

2020 BMW Z4 M40i Delivers Some Mighty Impressive Figures On The Dyno

This 2020 BMW Z4 M40i pumped out 373 hp through the rear wheels.