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?

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