The upcoming 2021 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been spied yesterday. Kodiaq will become the first company’s SUV to wear the famous RS badge. Moreover, Kodiaq is already one of the most profitable brand’s vehicles. For 2021, this model will get a facelift, and the RS version will feature a couple of novelties. However, the redesign of the Kodiaq SUV is not on the cards.
Instead, Skoda will provide a subtle mid-cycle update. That includes small exterior tweaks and the interior that will gain more tech. The performance is impressive and Kodiaq RS is one of the fastest seven-seat SUVs on the planet. The sales will start in the coming months.
2021 Kodiaq RS Spy Shots
The spy shots of the all-new high-performance version are finally available. The 2021 Skoda Kodiaq RS stands for “Rally Sports”, and most of its novelties are visible at first glance. Interestingly, this SUV has camouflage at the front and rear ends. The bumpers are revised, and Skoda also updated the lighting system.
This speedy model will feature a full-LED setup which is great. The matrix LED arrangement is almost the same as on the facelifted Skoda Superb. Overall, new Kodiaq RS looks very attractive, and it takes an athletic stance that provides a sporty vibe.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Skoda Kodiaq RS won’t feature such a revolutionary interior design. However, this sporty SUV is aesthetically pleasing, and it looks unique. While the base model is similar to the rivals such as VW Tiguan or Nissan X-Trail, RS variant is sportier and more upright. The comfort is at a high level, and Skoda offers plenty of suede materials.
The dash features vertical air vents, and the larger display is a must for this model. For 2021, Kodiaq RS will get more driver-assistance aids as well. From what we heard, predictive cruise control will be offered as standard. However, we are still waiting for Skoda to release further interior details.
Powerful Diesel Engine
You will be surprised by the powertrain choice. While the most established carmakers are opting for turbocharged gasoline engines or potent V6 variant, Skoda will deliver a diesel engine. A 2.0-liter TDI that made its debut in Tiguan and Passat models is available. Interestingly, this engine comes with two turbocharges instead of only one. The output isn’t that much impressive, to be honest. It generates 237 horsepower and 297 lb-ft of torque.
Still, it is more than enough to make Kodiaq RS one of the most powerful SUVs on the planet. A hybrid variant is a possibility. If it really happens, Kodiaq RS will deploy the same system as in the Superb iV. A 1.4-liter TSI gasoline with 156 hp will be mated to a 115HP electric motor. A hybrid version will offer a six-speed automatic transmission and the 13-kWh battery pack.
2021 Skoda Kodiaq RS Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2021 Skoda Kodiaq RS will start at around $65,000. The sales should start in the coming months. Latest reports are suggesting for this sporty SUV to arrive this fall.
We are still waiting for the manufacturer to release official details, including possible hybrid powertrain and additional interior specs.