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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS is the new fastest 7-seater SUV around the Nurburgring

Team OD  | Updated: July 05, 2019, 12:50 PM IST

Even before it's been official launch later this year,Skoda is already breaking records with is newest SUV. The 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS is now the fastest SUV with seven seats at the Nurburgring in Germany. The SUV driven by Sabine Schmitz set the lap record last month on May 18. Schmitz is the only woman driver to have won the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring race, is called the Nurburgring Queen. The Skoda Kodiaq RS is set for an October 2018 global reveal and launch. Schmitz drove the SUV around the challenging 20.8km circuit in 9minutes 29.84s to set the new record for 7-seater SUVs.

Skoda has clarified that the record-setting Kodiaq RS is the same production-spec which will be revealed to the public in October. The Skoda Kodiaq RS was recently teased ahead of its European unveil. The RS comes powered by a 2.0-litre BiTDI diesel that outputs 239PS and is expected to be making 500Nm or torque. It is similar to the one found on the VW Passat and Tiguan.

Skoda hasn't confirmed the RS version of the SUV for India yet, but we suspect it might make it here early next year. The Kodiaq was launched in a single trim in India at Rs 34.49 lakh (ex-showroom) in October 2017. It competes with the Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson, as well as Ford Endeavour and the Toyota Fortuner.

Here's a video of the record attempt:

Here is the Skoda Kodiaq RS First Drive Video Review

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 34 Lakhs
Displacement
1968cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
190
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 29.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1996cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
170
Max Torque(Nm)
420
Mileage
13.9 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 22.3 Lakhs
Displacement
1995cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
152
Max Torque(Nm)
400
Mileage
16.38 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 28.66 Lakhs
Displacement
2755cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
166
Max Torque(Nm)
450
Mileage
12.9 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 28.07 Lakhs
Displacement
1984cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
143
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
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