2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS | Skoda adds an RS badge to his big Kodiaq, just to make the good family man a little rogue at his wheel. Does it turn into a terror of bitumen?
2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS Design, Concept, Size & Interior
Kodiaq is a big baby first. 4.70 m is not anything. In addition, boosting his look by becoming RS, it is still a little more. The wide front shield seems to swallow the bitumen. Big 20-inch wheels weigh a little on his profile.
As for the rear, it is distinguished by two large exhaust outlets. In reality, even if the changes appear minimal in the eyes of some, it is immediately distinguishable from a normal Kodiaq. It does not pass for an SUV tuning either.
Inside, we enter a world a little special. This 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS impresses with its enormous space on board. Limos are really worse than that. The bucket seats go well with the logo, even if they seem a little denoting.
In addition to the usual equipment of Kodiaq, there are some welcome refinements, such as Alcantara and stitching on the side doors and seat coverings. The selector of the specific transmission participates in the sportiness keys.
After having thrown our bags into the trunk, which is as habitable as a pickup truck (we hardly exaggerate), we start the engine. He gives us a nice little sound. It camouflages a little clattering Diesel, without putting us in the illusion.
We put the sport mode right away, and even if it starts quickly, the red zone of Diesel comes to break the atmosphere. Question performance, we find ourselves. But for sensations, no miracle and we regret a little. The 7-speed DSG is doing the job as long as you do not ask anything.
When you start trying to play with the pallets, the car does not always seem to agree with what you are asking. But beware especially of the meter, because one quickly reaches high speeds without really realizing it. Without being looking, our consumption reached 11 liters. We imagine 9 the rest of the time.
With its suspensions lowered and firmed in the most dynamic mode, our Skoda RS gives its vision of sportsmanship. It thus better maintains the body movements by minimizing the roll. All the better, it hurts less when you increase the pace.
We do not drive a ballerina either, and it shows its limits when we try to remake a special Monte Carlo with. Indeed, when the road draws more pins than large curves, one is more tempted to put the elbow at the door. We remain all the same on our hunger.
The 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS has the merit to exist, and will especially suit perfectly to transport with style 5 (or 7) people and their luggage in a limousine comfort at 220 km/h between two German cities. Count at least € 50,940 to offer you its 7 seats (optional) and its 240 horses.
2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS Specs
|Skoda Kodiaq RS|
|Price from)||$ 50,490|
|Price of the model tried||$ 50,490|
|Bonus Malus||$ 4,253|
|Type and location||4-cylinder in-line Bi Turbo direct injection – Diesel|
|Cylinder capacity (cm3)||1,968|
|Power (kW / hp)||176/240|
|Front suspension||McPherson type|
|Rims and tires||235/45 R20|
|Maximum speed (km / h)||220|
|0 to 100 km / h (s)||6.9|
|Urban cycle (l / 100 km) NEDC||7.4|
|Extra-urban cycle (l / 100 km) NEDC||5.8|
|Mixed cycle (l / 100 km) NEDC||6.4|
|CO2 (g / km) NEDC||167|
|Volume of chest (l)||725|
|Unloaded mass (kg)||1,880|