Skoda will no longer produce Kodiaq RS

Skoda will no longer produce Kodiaq RS

September 7, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Czech manufacturer will temporarily remove the “charged” version of the crossover from the model line.

The Skoda Kodiaq RS model will soon disappear from the model range of the Czech manufacturer. This step is dictated by the non-compliance of the diesel engine of the crossover with the environmental standards of the European Union. It is reported that the Kodiaq RS emits up to 217 grams of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere for each kilometer traveled, while the European regulations require no more than 95 grams of emissions from cars.

The manufacturer has already stated that it is not going to completely abandon the release of the model. In the middle of next year, along with the planned restyling, a crossover with a new power unit will be presented. There is currently no data on what exactly will be installed under the hood of the Skoda Kodiaq RS.

It is expected that the restyled car will receive a gasoline turbo engine. Perhaps it will be a plug-in hybrid with a 48-volt starter-generator. Apparently, you shouldn’t expect a full-fledged hybrid from the Czech brand this time. Recall that the Skoda Kodiaq RS is currently equipped with a 2-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 240 hp. and 500 Nm of torque.