This is what happens when world rally champion Jan Kopecký brings the ŠKODA Kodiaq RS to the track.

When it comes to cars, Jan Kopecký, the reigning world champion in the WRC 2 category, knows precisely what he likes. So how did the ŠKODA KODIAQ RS fare in his uncompromising test drive?

When he first saw the KODIAQ RS, the new sporty version of the popular ŠKODA SUV, he was very curious. “Personally, I associate SUVs with off-road driving, though I can understand how practical they may be for family needs,” said Kopecký, admitting that he was venturing into the unknown a little.

The ŠKODA KODIAQ RS makes no secret of its sporting ambitions. The twin-turbocharged 2.0 biTDI engine offers 240 PS and a flat torque of 500 Nm. Its four-wheel drive is always propelled by a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox, and its standard equipment includes an adaptive chassis and sports seats. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, with a top speed of 221 km/h.

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