That is the inside of the Skoda Kodiaq RS that may make its debut subsequent week on the 2018 Paris Motor Present. It is going to be the sporty flagship of Skoda’s massive SUV that first surfaced in September 2016. There’s already a rugged Scout variant.
Unsurprisingly, the sporty Kodiaq’s inside is a darkish place. The sports activities seats have built-in headrests, and have seat cushions and backrests wrapped in Alcantara. There’s additionally contrasting stitching and pink detailing with perforated Alcantara, together with carbon leather-based on the aspect bolsters and RS logos. The pink threads additionally seem on the central and door armrests.
One other spotlight is the sports activities steering wheel with a brand new RS brand and as soon as once more, contrasting pink stitching. The door playing cards are lined in black Alcantara; however right here, the diamond cross sample will get black stitching. A carbon-look instrument panel, black roof liner and chrome steel pedal covers spherical off the inside sporting cues. Not talked about, however we see RS logos on the DSG gear lever and infotainment display screen.
We’ll have to attend until subsequent week to be taught extra in regards to the technical particulars of the RS. The usual seven-seater SUV sits on the VW Group’s MQB platform, and is able to carrying 720 litres of cargo, expandable to 2,065 litres with the rear seats folded. An elective folding entrance passenger seat permits the Skoda to swallow gadgets as much as 2.eight metres lengthy. Essentially the most highly effective non-RS Kodiaqs have 180 PS/320 Nm from a 2.zero TSI petrol and 190 PS/400 Nm from a 2.zero TDI diesel.
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