Skoda will make sports Karoq more powerful than Kodiaq RSJanuary 1, 2019
The upcoming 2019 year will be difficult for Skoda, as the Czech company has planned the release of a number of new products – an updated version of the Suberb sedan, including a hybrid powerplant, and launch into the Scala compact hatchback series. In addition, the Vision X subcompact crossover and all-electric Citigo should see the light for the first time.
Now, new messages indicate that Skoda has another ace up its sleeve – the Czech automaker plans to expand its RS sports line, consisting of Octavia and Kodiaq, to three models with the Karoq RS crossover.
It is assumed that the sports Karoq RS will come as standard with a four-wheel drive system and adaptive suspension, and a 2-liter TSI from the Volkswagen Group will be placed under the bonnet.
It is expected that this 4-cylinder engine will be able to develop about 300 horsepower, which is a significant blow to the Kodiaq RS, whose turbo diesel produces 236 hp. True, the torque at the Kodiaq RS due to the diesel engine will still be higher – 500 Nm compared to about 380 Nm in the gasoline version.
Karoq RS should debut in 2019, and most likely in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as Skoda focusing on showing a subcompact crossover and updated Superb in Geneva in March.
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