With only a few weeks before the 2018 Paris Auto Show opens its gates, Skoda has decided to share some more details about its upcoming performance SUV, the Kodiaq RS.
A new teaser video gives us the clearest view so far of the Czech SUV’s front end, which is graced with standard crystalline-effect full-LED headlights. The Kodiaq RS will be Skoda’s first SUV to get full-LED headlights as standard, and the Virtual Cockpit will also be included in the base price.
The individually adjustable digital instrument panel will be tweaked for the hot SUV, featuring a carbon optic and a fifth “Sport” display layout featuring the rev counter and speedometer at the center. Furthermore, the Kodiaq RS will be the first-ever Skoda model to offer Dynamic Sound Boost.
Using the data from the car electronic board systems, Dynamic Sound Boost varies and intensifies the sound of the engine depending on the selected driving mode. Skoda says this results “in a captivating and emotive acoustic experience” that makes the car even more enjoyable to drive. Still, the fact remains that it’s just a fake sound.
As a reminder, the Kodiaq RS is powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in Skoda history, a 2.0-liter TDI bi-turbo unit producing 240 PS (237 hp). All-wheel drive and adaptive suspension are standard features.
The video below also reveals an exclusive exterior color the Kodiaq RS will offer. It’s called Race Blue and it’s available for the first time for a Skoda SUV.