“Kodiaq”, the new Skoda SUV, gets its name from the brown bear subspecies, the Kodiak bear. Technically, however, the relationship with the VW Tiquan is sealed. But in spite of many identifying parts it ensures a very independent appearance of the Czech crossover. The inclined buyer can choose between diesel and TSFI petrol engines as well as between two-wheel and four-wheel drive.
Regardless of which variant, the development department at H&R Spezialfedern GmbH has already launched sport spring sets for the new Kodiaq which are a perfect match for the SUV
The springs, which precisely match the Skoda series shocks, lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity by approx. 25 to 30 millimetres (depending on vehicle type) and ensure reduced body movements and more direct steering. In addition, the Kodiaq has a more pleasing appearance, which makes it look even more bulky. Nevertheless, the long-distance driving comfort remains, as is the payload.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same used to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components like Sport Springs for the Skoda Kodiaq installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.