Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration

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Skoda’s hot sub-brand could be extended to include Superb RS and Kodiaq RS models in the coming years.

Bernhard Maier, Skoda’s CEO, told AutoExpress recently that the Czech marque believes that there’s “serious potential” for performance versions of the brand’s largest models, the Superb and soon-to-be-revealed Kodiaq.

He said that expanding the number of offerings under the RS sub-brand was “under discussion”.

Given that both the Superb and Kodiaq use the Volkswagen Group’s MQB component set for front- and all-wheel-drive vehicles with transverse engines, it’s clear that both vehicles could easily spawn a performance variant.

Above: 206kW Skoda Superb wagon.

Whether or not we see a Superb RS or Kodiaq RS comes down to establishing a business case for both of these models. Maier noted that buyers are increasingly flocking to high-end trim lines on both the Octavia and Superb, and that “larger models have more potential to add value”.

An anonymous senior source told the British magazine that while buyers have been pestering the brand to build a Fabia RS, the company hasn’t been able to make the numbers stack up.

If approved, the Superb RS and Kodiaq RS could use the Volkswagen Golf R’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which in Europe, at least, generates 221kW of power.

It’s unknown when the Czech brand will make a decision about the Superb RS and Kodiaq RS.

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