Skoda Coming To Paris With New Cars And Connected Services

This year’s Paris Motor Show visitors will be able to step into a digital world at Skoda’s stand on October 2nd, where they’ll also get to see the automaker’s Vision RS concept, the Kodiaq vRS, plus new additions to the Karoq range.

There will also be a dedicated User Experience corner, where people can go through a fictional day as an avatar that they’ve created themselves (with their own characteristics and needs), being digitally guided through tailored-made offers.

Modern mobility services

Nowadays, you can use your smartphone for pretty much anything. In addition to the Skoda Connect app, Skoda drivers can also utilize Skoda Connect Alexa in order to check up on their car via voice commands. You can ask whether or not your car doors are locked, windows closed or perhaps how much fuel is left in the tank.

Initially, the app was only available in German and English, but now you can also get it in French and soon in Spanish as well. Meanwhile, the integration of Smart Home means that users can now check on their home from inside their Skoda vehicle – whether your lights have been left on or if all windows are closed.

New cars on the horizon

Aside from their Vision RS hot hatch concept, which is powered by an electric powertrain, Skoda will also have the brand new Kodiaq RS on display in Paris, their first ever fast-SUV.

Underneath its hood will be a 240 PS (236 HP) diesel engine, the most powerful diesel ever in Skoda history. Other features include new bumpers and gloss black elements (radiator grille, window frames, wing mirrors), but also full-LED headlights. Meanwhile, all-wheel drive, adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control and progressive steering all come as standard.

As for the Karoq range, it recently welcomed two new variants, both of which will be on display in Paris. We’re of course referring to the Sportline and the Scout, the former now available for the first time with a 190 PS (187 HP) 2.0-liter TSI engine. The Scout on the other hand stands out thanks to its plastic body cladding, chrome inserts for the exterior, Piano Black ones inside, but also new covers for the seats and contrast stitching.

Skoda’s 2018 Paris Motor Show press conference will take place October 2nd, in Pavilion 4 at 13:00 CET.

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