Pretty sharp, actually. The RS look builds on the already slick design of the base Kodiaq and more aggressive Sportline with extra black inserts in the front bumper, unique 20-inch wheels and the unique rear bumper has the RS-trademark full width reflector and a pair of squared off exhaust outlets at the rear. Note that only the right one is real though, with the left one just for decoration.
Also helping to distinguish our test car is its optional ($770) Race Blue paint, which is unique to the RS and familiar from every other RS model we’ve seen to date.
Impressively, the Kodiaq RS manages to achieve its sporty look without adding any jutting bodykit elements, and keeps all its unpainted lower side cladding to preserve fuss-free everyday usability.
On the inside, leather, Alcantara and red stitching are used for a racy feel that’s actually reminiscent of some far more expensive Porsche models. Carbon-look vinyl is also used for some details, which pushes the theme a tad too far in my opinion, but the overall impression is very appealing and still quite luxurious.