ŠKODA at the 2018 Paris Motor Show: Sporty, sustainable and digital
The VISION RS concept car Škoda offers a look ahead to the future compact car and the next stage of development for the sporty vRS family. A family that now includes its first ever SUV – the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS. The SPORTLINE and SCOUT variants expand the range for the ŠKODA KAROQ compact SUV.
The ŠKODA VISION RS concept car demonstrates how ŠKODA envisages future sporty RS models and also a future compact vehicle. The ŠKODA VISION RS combines the sportiness of an emotive new design with a high degree of sustainability by using recycled carbon fibre. The electric powertrain guarantees driving dynamics and efficiency. The plug-in hybrid drive concept combines a 1.5-litre petrol engine (110 kW / 150hp) with a 75-kW electric motor and provides a total power output of 180 kW (245hp). CO2 emissions of just 33 g/km underline the drive system’s sustainability. The ŠKODA VISION RS can travel up to 70 km purely electrically and therefore without producing any emissions.
The new ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS, the first SUV to feature the vRS logo, comes with a 240hp diesel engine, the most powerful production diesel in ŠKODA history. Setting a lap record of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds for seven-seater SUVs on the Nürburgring, the ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS has proven its sporty capabilities in impressive style. The ŠKODA KODIAQ vRS comes with RS-specific design features, including new bumpers and gloss-black elements such as the radiator grille, window frames and wing mirrors, as well as full-LED headlights. Standard equipment for the sporty SUV also includes all-wheel drive, adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) and progressive steering. The KODIAQ vRS is also the first ŠKODA model to come with 20-inch alloy wheels and the new Dynamic Sound Boost as standard. The latter complements the natural note of the engine and refines its sound profile. The interior is shaped by sports seats with perforated Alcantara® and carbon leather as well as by the virtual cockpit.
The new ŠKODA KAROQ SPORTLINE also has a sporty appearance. Launched in 2017, the KAROQ is available in this new variant for the first time and exclusively with a 2.0 TSI 190hp engine. As a SPORTLINE, the KAROQ’s design is even more refined and numerous black elements underline its dynamic appearance. Black sports seats with an innovative fabric cover and contrasting silver-coloured stitching add to the sporty feel of the interior. The ŠKODA KAROQ SPORTLINE is available with front- or all-wheel drive. There is a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines, which produce 150hp or 190hp.
The ŠKODA KAROQ SCOUT is taking on the role of the new adventurer in the KAROQ range. This new off-road variant comes with all-wheel drive as standard for all engines and sports a more rugged design. Silver-coloured plastic elements provide all-round protection for the elegant body in the city as well as on rougher terrain; chrome strips surround the radiator grille and side windows. Under its distinctive wheel arch covers, the SCOUT features 18-inch or optional 19-inch alloy wheels. The interior is equipped with Piano Black features, decorative strips in a dark ash-wood effect and seats with new covers and contrasting stitching. Two diesel engines delivering either 150hp or 190hp or a 1.5-litre TSI 150hp petrol engine do the job under the bonnet.
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