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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS unveiled

The Skoda Kodiaq RS crossover has been revealed a day before the start of the 2018 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet there's a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel making 176kW of power at 4000rpm, and 500Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500rpm...

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Skoda Kodiaq RS interior revealed
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Skoda Kodiaq RS interior revealed

The 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has finally been revealed – partially. Ahead of its full unveiling at the Paris motor show next month, the Czech brand has revealed the interior of its new performance model. Headlining the cabin are sexy sports seats with integrated headrests at the front, trimmed in Alcantara and accented with carbon-look leather on the bolsters...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS sketched
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS sketched

Skoda has released yet another set of teaser images for the new Kodiaq RS, ahead of its full reveal at the Paris motor show early next month. We've already seen glimpses of the exterior changes and been given some of the mechanical details, but this time the Czech brand has given us a full view of the exterior – albeit in drawings, not photographs of the vehicle...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS teased again
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS teased again

Skoda has issued another set of preview images for its upcoming Kodiaq RS performance SUV, this time giving us a closer glimpse at the car's unique design touches. Four different pictures have been released by the Czech brand, showing various elements distinguishing the Kodiaq RS from its lesser brethren – in particular, the Sportline variant...


Skoda Kodiaq RS teased... again
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Skoda Kodiaq RS teased... again

Skoda has released a teaser video of its upcoming Kodiaq RS, set for a launch at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The video shows the car in its hero Race Blue colour, which will be available exclusively on the vRS model. This is the first time the car has been shown without camouflage, and as expected, features a more aggressive grill, along with full-LED headlights...


The week's top news stories: August 26, 2018
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The week's top news stories: August 26, 2018

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS teased ahead of Paris reveal
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS teased ahead of Paris reveal

Skoda has previewed its upcoming Kodiaq RS once again, ahead of its full reveal at the Paris motor show in October. The Czech brand released a pair of shadowy teasers this week, with the 'RS' badging and large alloy wheels partially visible. It appears the new performance SUV will be launched with a new shade of blue, though the overall design won't stray far from the current Kodiaq Sportline specification...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel confirmed, unlikely for Australia – UPDATE
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel confirmed, unlikely for Australia – UPDATE

UPDATE (15/6/18): Skoda Australia has issued comments regarding the local availability of the Kodiaq RS. See bottom of article for details Further details about the Skoda Kodiaq RS have dripped out ahead of the car's debut later this year. The Kodiaq RS, in the hands of Sabine Schmitz, completed a lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 9 minutes 29...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS confirmed, teased and spied
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS confirmed, teased and spied

The Skoda Kodiaq RS has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Paris motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of October. In the video released overnight, the Czech brand teases a "record-breaking lap" of the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife with Sabine Schmitz behind the wheel...


Skoda Australia shares new model plans out to 2021
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Skoda Australia shares new model plans out to 2021

Skoda Australia has detailed its product roadmap for the coming years, confirming a range-topping Kodiaq Sportline, the Karoq medium SUV, a heavily-updated Fabia and a brand new Rapid will all arrive inside two years. The Czech brand has been very candid about its plans for our market out to 2020, with other additions to include a facelifted Superb, a new Octavia, and an all-new small SUV that'll be a twin to either the VW T-Roc or T-Cross...


Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen
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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

The Skoda Kodiaq RS, a hot version of Skoda's largest car to date, is on the way, although it's not clear when it will make its debut. Christian Strube, head of research and development at Skoda, confirmed in a chat with Evo that the Czech company will produce a performance version of the new Kodiaq crossover, which will, as expected, wear RS branding...


Skoda keen for more big-selling RS models, including SUVs
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Skoda keen for more big-selling RS models, including SUVs

Skoda Australia says it will put its hands up for any and all new RS models that might be in the pipeline, including any potential performance derivatives of its next-generation SUVs. The Skoda Octavia RS is the best-selling model from the Czech brand, signifying the importance of performance models that are in general far more popular in Australia as a percentage of overall sales than most other markets...


Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration
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Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration

Skoda's hot sub-brand could be extended to include Superb RS and Kodiaq RS models in the coming years. Bernhard Maier, Skoda's CEO, told AutoExpress recently that the Czech marque believes that there's “serious potential” for performance versions of the brand's largest models, the Superb and soon-to-be-revealed Kodiaq...