Skoda India won’t be bringing the highly effective and Sporty variant of the Kodiaq automotive to India. This growth was confirmed by Zac Hollis, Director, Sales and Market, Skoda Auto India, on the sidelines of the launch of the Rapid computerized.
The greatest improve over the common Kodiaq, would be the 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine
It was only a yr in the past that we solely instructed you that the Skoda Kodiaq RS will make its technique to India. Well, now, nevertheless, these plans have modified. The firm won’t be bringing the highly effective and Sporty variant of the automotive to India. Zac Hollis, Director, Sales and Market, Skoda Auto India, confirmed the event on the sidelines of the launch of the Rapid computerized. “We will not be bringing the Kodiaq RS to India because it will be priced higher and hence we don’t think it will do too well here.”
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And sure, the value of the Kodiaq RS will sky rocket, whether it is launched right here and we will anticipate it to be round ₹ 40 to 50 lakh as a result of it can additionally come to the nation through the CBU route. There’s little question we would like to see the automotive within the Indian market and why not, it is nice to have a look at. Visually, the Skoda Kodiaq RS is basically much like the common SUV, aside from sure styling bits that intensify its sporty character.
The black vertical-slat grille comes with matter impact in comparison with the shiny remedy on the common Kodiaq, and naturally, you additionally get the long-lasting vRS badge on the grille. The bumper design has been barely tweaked, to create a little bit of distinction. The Kodiaq RS additionally comes with blacked-out ORVMs and bigger Xtreme 20-inch alloy wheels as commonplace. At the rear, the LED taillamps get black detailing and have a reflector that spans your entire width of the car, together with a chrome-tipped horizontal twin exhaust system.
The greatest improve for the Kodiaq RS, over the common Kodiaq, would be the 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged in-line four diesel engine with a DOHC setup and transverse within the entrance. The turbocharged oil burner is tuned to churn out a most of 236 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 500 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 7-pace DSG computerized gearbox with paddle shifter. The SUV additionally will get an all-wheel-drive system with computerized torque distribution.
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The cabin may be very typical RS and comes with an all-black inside that includes distinction purple stitching and purple highlights throughout. The seats are upholstered in lovely Alcantara leather-based, and the sporty bucket type entrance seats are complemented by the leather-based-wrapped flat-backside steering wheel. There can also be the RS emblem on the seats and the gear lever, together with metallic pedal to finish the sporty look. There’s additionally a digital cockpit and nicely, that is fairly good we reckon.