The Škoda Kodiaq made a strong guest appearance at the finale of the Tour de France: the brand’s new, SUV led the peloton across the finish line in Paris. Stephen Roche, winner of the 1987 Tour, was captivated by the driving performance of the lead car.
On yesterday’s final stage of the Tour de France, the Škoda Kodiaq was first across the finish line. According to former Tour winner Stephen Roche, the brand’s new, SUV cuts a fine figure on the bumpy Champs-Élysées boulevard.
“The Škoda Kodiaq offers a particularly generous amount of space,” said Roche, who sat behind the wheel of the SUV. “It’s ride is very pleasant and the car responds to all your commands with a high degree of precision. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Škoda Kodiaq on its Tour debut”, said the Irishman, who acts as a brand ambassador for the Czech car manufacturer.
As the vehicle partner, Škoda provided around 250 support and escort vehicles as well as more than 50 team cars. One of those was the ‘Red Car’ – a Škoda Superb in Corrida Red, which served as official lead car for all 21 stages. In a similar design – with a red, grey and black camouflage car wrap – the Škoda Kodiaq led the peloton across the 21st and final stage to the fi
nish in Paris.