Skoda Ready to Debut the Strongest Diesel Kodiaq RS at the Paris Motor Show

Skoda is one of the oldest car manufacturers. Under the auspices of the Volkswagen Group, Skoda is popular in Europe and some Asian regions such as India and China.

The cars that Skoda sells are sedans, city cars, hatchbacks, and SUVs. Notable models are the Skoda Octavia, Skoda Rapid, Fabia hatchback, and Superb sedan. The Kodiaq and also the Kodiaq RS are Skoda’s popular SUVs. Kodiaq RS is claimed to be very powerful because it carries a 2.0 liter TDI biturbo engine, and is called the most powerful Skoda diesel engine ever.

Skoda also revealed that the seven-seater SUV is capable of spitting out 237 horsepower and a maximum torque of 369 lb ft. Combined with a 7-speed DSG automatic and an all-wheel drive system.

On a straight line the Kodiaq RS is said to be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km in 7 seconds flat, with a maximum speed of 220 km per hour. However, when compared to the flagship version of Volkswagen (VW), namely the VW Tiguan Allspace, which carries the same engine capacity, the Skoda’s acceleration is said to be 0.3 seconds slower and the maximum speed is lower by 8 km per hour.

Even so, the Kodiaq RS has been equipped with a configurable Dynamic Sound Boost system, which can enhance the soundtrack of the diesel engine. Another fact is that the Kodiaq RS holds the lap record for a seven-passenger SUV at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with a record time of 9 minutes, 29.84 seconds.

“The Skoda Kodiaq RS is the new frontrunner in our SUV offering and our first RS model in this car segment. Its biturbo engine is the most powerful diesel engine in Skoda’s history, combining the efficiency of a clean and modern diesel engine and sporty SUV performance.

Meanwhile, Skoda’s head of design, Oliver Stefani, added that the Kodiaq RS has specially designed front and rear bumpers, incorporating gloss black elements, the vRS logo, and 20-inch Xtreme wheels. Includes 17-inch brakes and a sporty exhaust.

For the interior, what stands out the most are the racing seats made of Alcantara leather, the carbon fiber instrument panel combined with contrast stitching, and the virtual cockpit gauge cluster which offers a new sport view with five display modes.

Other features include a flat-bottom racing steering wheel, black roof finish, ambient lighting, aluminum pedals and the standard Bolero infotainment system (optional Amundsen and Columbus system).

Specifications of SKODA Kodiaq RS 2021

SKODA KODIAQ RS 2.0L Biturbo 7AT 4×4 (240 HP)


  • CylinderL4
  • Engine Capacity1968 cm3
  • Power176.5 KW @ 4000 RPM 240 HP @ 4000 RPM 237 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Torque369 LB-ft @ 1750-2500 RPM 500 Nm @ 1750-2500 RPM
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Fuel capacity 15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
  • Common Rail Turbocharged Fuel System
  • Electric Motor Power-
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  • Top Speed137 mph (220 km/h)
  • Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)7 s
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  • Drive system type All Wheel Drive
  • Gearbox 7-speed automatic (DSG)


  • Length185 in (4699 mm)
  • Width74.1 in (1882 mm)
  • Height 66.3 in (1684 mm)
  • Track Front / Rear62.2/61.7 in (1,580/1,567 mm)
  • Wheelbase109.8 in (2789 mm)
  • Aerodynamics (front area)-
  • Ground Clearance7.7 in (196 mm)
  • Turn Radius (wall to wall)-
  • Cargo Volume 8.2 CUFT (232 L)
  • Aerodynamics (Cd)0.338
  • Turn Radius (edge ​​to edge)-
  • Turning Radius40 ft (12.2 m)


  • Empty weight4145 LBS (1880 kg)
  • Weight 3219 LBS (1460 kg)


  • In City31.8 mpg US (7.4 L/100Km)
  • Highway40.6 mpg US (5.8 L/100Km)
  • Combined36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
  • CO2167 g/km. emissions


  • Home Ventilated Discs
  • Back Discs


  • Tire Size235/45 R20 100V


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  • Currently-
  • Tall-
  • Very high-
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