Skoda Kodiaq RS Interior Revealed, Wrapped in Alcantara

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The Kodiaq RS (vRS) is the star of the show for Czech carmaker Skoda at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, and the slow unveiling of the SUV, which started in mid-September, continues this week with the first look at the car’s interior.
The new Kodiaq RS is supposed to be the top of the range SUV model of the brand, powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in the carmaker’s history, so creating an interior to match was essential.

So, for the inside of the SUV Alcantara is the name of the game. The material is used to wrap the sports seats with integrated headrests, to give the impression the Kodiaq is one for the tracks, and the door trims.

Red contrasting stitching is featured on both the seats and the sports steering wheel, complementing the look and feel of the interior.

The dashboard of the Kodiaq features a carbon-look instrument panel and a large touchscreen display in the center. A black roof liner, and stainless steel pedal covers complete the special treatment for the car's interior.

That may be all she wrote when it comes to the interior of the SUV, but Skoda is betting a lot on the fact that the diesel engine fitted into the model might sway more thrill-seeking customers the Skoda way.

The engine, a twin-turbo 2.0-liter TDI, cranks out 239 PS and 500 Nm of torque and will be the only one featured on this version of the Kodiaq.

To prove the engine’s worth, a Kodiaq RS was put through its paces back in May at the Nürburgring. Driven by racing driver Sabine Schmitz, the model managed to set the lap record for a seven-seater SUV: 9:29.84 minutes.

The Kodiaq, the carmaker's first large SUV, is a hit for the brand. In 2017, the car’s first full year on the market, 53,000 units of it were sold.
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