Will the 2021 Skoda Karoq RS Fill in a Niche that Volkswagen Doesn’t Touch?
Skoda has shown it is willing and able to make hot RS-badged versions of its high-riding models, so after the Kodiaq RS, a report now suggests the Czech automaker is also considering applying a similar treatment to the smaller Karoq crossover. It is also believed that it will not be motivated by a diesel engine, like the larger Kodiaq RS, running a 2.0-liter turbo found in other high-performance VW group products.
2019 Skoda Scala
Skoda announced the Rapid’s replacement in July this year, and now, the company has launched its successor under the nameplate "Scala." That was quick! Although we crib and cry when a car is teased for ages and not launched, we must admit that we missed that phase with the Scala. We saw just a couple of spy shots before the company released a few teasers and technical specs, and the car itself, all in quick succession.
Skoda Aims to Dethrone The Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus ST by Hybridizing the Octavia vRS in 2021
According to Christian Strube, Skoda’s head of research and development, the fourth-generation Octavia might go hybrid; and since Octavia has been one of the longest and the strongest selling models in the company’s line-up for quite some time, it’ll be the vRS version that gets its electric digs first.
2019 Skoda Kodiaq GT
Skoda recently launched the Kodiaq GT and announced that it is destined to serve as the automaker’s flagship product on the Chinese market. With a "GT" badge, one would assume that the Kodiaq GT would be about extreme performance but, in its best form, it pumps out just 217 horsepower. It does feature some enhancements inside, though, so at least it has that going for it. All four Skoda products currently offered in China are SUVs – the Kamiq, Karoq, Kodiaq, and Kodiaq GT.
The Next-Gen Skoda Rapid will go by the Name ’Scala’
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry was coming up with a name for the new Skoda hatchback that was going to replace the Skoda Rapid. After all the random guesses, Skoda revealed the name, and it’s "Scala." The automaker chose to go with this word which means ‘stairs’, or ‘ladder’ in Latin.
Meet the Not-So-Rugged Skoka Fabia Combi Scoutline
Skoda has unveiled the rugged-looking Fabia Combi Scoutline. It comes with all the features that the new Fabia hatchback has but, even though the car seems loaded, it does not come with what a rugged car is supposed to have – an all-terrain drive system and a strong engine.
Skoda’s Offering In The Subcompact SUV Segment To Be Launched Within 12 Months
It looks like Skoda has finally realized the benefits of having a subcompact SUV on the market. With people opting for small SUVs more and more these days, the Czech automaker has decided to snatch its share of the pie with a product that will be on sale by next year. This rumored small SUV will be placed below the Kodiaq and the Karoq in Skoda’s lineup.
Here are Offical Shots of the China-Only Kodiaq GT and Leaked Images of its Interior
Skoda unveiled the Kodiaq GT, a mid-size crossover SUV with sportier styling that will only be available in China. The 7-speed DSG gearbox will be standard and, judging by the leaked interior shots, Skoda is targeting a wealthier clientele with this new model.
Czech automaker Skoda, part of the VAG Group, has been on a roll lately. They barely took the wraps off the menacing Kodiaq vRS that claims to be the fastest ever seven-seater SUV to lap the Nurburgring-Nordschleife. Now, they’re back with a new model, the Kodiaq GT, Skoda’s first Coupe SUV.
It features the same sloped rear window like the ’creator’ of this niche, BMW’s X6, but, unlike the Bimmer, you won’t be able to get it unless you live in China.
Keep reading to find out if it’s worth it to move to China for this Skoda
This Teaser for the Chinese-Only Skoda Kodiaq GT Makes us Jealous
Skoda is on a roll with launches and announcements these days, especially vehicles with raised stances. This time, the Czech automaker has released the first teaser images of the Kodiaq GT. Oh yes, it gets the GT moniker. The Kodiaq GT is like the super-sexy, alter-ego version of the Kodiaq, but there’s a catch; the SUV is exclusive to China only.
2018 Skoda Vision RS
Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Skoda Vision RS shows the path the Czech manufacturer is likely to take for the next generation of its cars. This is a hatchback, sized like a Volkswagen Golf, but sharpened up to the level of a hot-hatch. The Vision RS, a concept car, rolled under the Paris Motor Show lights with a 1.5-liter turbocharged gas engine producing 148 horsepower but assisted with an additional electric motor good for 100 horsepower. As a hybrid, the Vision RS demonstrates Volkswagen’s uncanny ability to craft modern compact cars and transform them into hot hatchbacks - a type of a car the company is definitely versed in (just remember the Golf GTI, the Leon Cupra, the Audi S3, and the Octavia, among others).
If Skoda Would Build a Car that Looks Like the Vision RS Concept, We’d Welcome it in the U.S. with Open Arms
Skoda just unveiled a cool concept car that makes us a bit jealous that the company’s products won’t be sold in the U.S. anytime soon. It’s called the Vision RS, and it appears to be a premium competitor for the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus. Do we want it in U.S. dealerships? Hell yeah!
The 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS debuts in Paris with that Boring Diesel Engine
Spotted testing on public roads many times in recent months, Skoda’s first SUV with the "RS" badge, the Kodiaq RS, made its official debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Powered by the company’s most potent diesel engine yet, the Kodiaq RS set a Nurburgring record for the fastest seven-seat SUV earlier this year.
The 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been Leaked just hours Before Paris Reveal
After building all the hype and curiosity over the months, the fastest seven-seater to grace the Nurburgring was leaked just a day before its reveal. We had already seen it in the spy shots and teaser images, so there’s nothing surprising, really. These images show the big RS badge on the grille and the 20-inch wheels. Are we still excited about the reveal? Hell yeah!
13 Crossover Wagons You Could Buy Instead of an SUV
High-riding vehicles, like crossovers and SUVs are at the height of popularity right now, but they’re not the only way to go if you want practicality and some off-road capability. Crossover style raised wagons are a great alternative and while they can still drive you over a rough field or rutted road with ease, they’re better to drive on road and actually pretty stylish.
They are essentially the wagon versions of different cars which have gained extra ride height and plastic cladding on the outside to protect them from scratches in their most vulnerable points. These vehicles usually have standard all-wheel drive and are usually a higher trim level, so they are not cheap (compared to the vehicle they’re based on) but they also come with a lot of equipment.
Here’s a list of the 13 coolest crossover-style wagons you can buy today.
Skoda Teases the 2018 Vision RS Concept Along With a Few Specifications
The Paris Motor Show has quite a few launches this year. Skoda will be throwing its hat with two cars; the Kodiaq RS and the Vision RS. While the Kodiaq RS will be unveiled in its production body, the Vision RS is a concept. A week before the reveal, Skoda decided to tease us with a few images of the Vision RS and some basic specifications.
Skoda Teases the 2019 Kodiaq RS and It Looks Mean
Skoda’s first RS-badged SUV will be the Kodiaq RS, a mean looking seven-seater with Nurburgring-honed handling. We still haven’t had a good look at it yet, because it’s only been teased via design sketches and one darkened shot of its headlights and grille, but we already know plenty.
Skoda is due to reveal an all-new generation of Rapid hatch next year. It should grow in size to match that of the VW Golf or Ford Focus, effectively moving it away from its current position between the Fabia city car and the Octavia. On that note, the new-gen model may not even be called Rapid. Since there is a lot of reshuffling within the Skoda range, the whole lineup could change, and the similarly-sized Octavia will be moved upmarket for its next generation.
Skoda Teases the RS Vision Concept That Will Debut at the Paris Motor Show
Skoda is going berserk with making powerful production cars lately. Hardly a week after announcing the first SUV to get the vRS moniker, Skoda has now RS-ed the Vision Concept as well. The Skoda Vision RS is a five-door hatchback that will be showcased to the world at the Paris Motor Show.