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Skoda Kodiaq RS

Skoda readies the hot Kodiaq RS model for Ireland

It will be here in time for Christmas, just saying…

SKODA HAS ANNOUNCED that the latest addition to the RS family will be the Kodiaq RS.

The Kodiaq RS will be powered by a new and exclusive 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine mated to a DSG gearbox and with four-wheel drive. The four-cylinder engine produces 240hp thanks to biturbo charging, and delivers maximum torque of 500Nm. This will make the Kodiaq RS the most powerful production diesel engine in the history of Skoda.

RS stands for ‘Rally Sport’ and were first used in 1974 as part of Skoda’s rally strategy. In 2000, Skoda introduced its first RS production model, the Octavia RS, which enjoys something of a cult following in Ireland.


The Skoda Kodiaq RS is the brand’s first SUV to join this elite circle and will also be the first model to wear the new RS logo which features additional red touches. In addition to the new badge, the Kodiaq RS gets a more aggressive exterior styling than the regular model and also comes with LED headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, specific RS front and rear bumpers, a glossy black front radiator grille, black roof rails, sunset tinted rear and side windows. Black window frames complete the sportier look.

Inside, the electric sports seats are decorated in Alcantara with stitching unique to the RS. The Kodiaq RS gets a customisable Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster as standard and there are aluminium pedals, Alcantara door panels and carbon styled decor to add to the sporty feel.


The Skoda Kodiaq RS has already broken records by being the fastest seven-seat SUV around the Nürburgring. The lap was achieved back in June with racing driver Sabine Schmitz behind the wheel. 

The Kodiaq RS will arrive in Ireland in December.

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