Hot Kodiaq sits aboard existing Octavia vRS and bolsters Skoda’s performance division with brand’s most powerful production diesel.
The new Skoda Kodiaq vRS, that options the foremost powerful production ICE within the Czech firm’s history, is priced at £42,870, the corporate has declared.
The flagship Kodiaq prices £17,100 over the entry-level Kodiaq SE and goes on sale in spring.
The model is that the 1st SUV to feature the superior vRS badge, and company boss Bernhard Maier referred to as it “the new spearhead in our SUV offering”.
The Kodiaq vRS, which is able to be offered with either 5 or seven seats, options a two37bhp 2.0-litre biturbo direct-injection diesel with 369lb linear unit from 1750rpm to 2500rpm. it’s a claimed 0-62mph time of seven seconds and prime speed of 137mph. Skoda claims it’s fuel consumption of forty seven.1mpg and greenhouse emission emissions of 157g/km, each measured on the soon-to-be-replaced NEDC cycle.
The model options a seven-speed DSG shell, variable all-wheel-drive and, for the primary time in an exceedingly Skoda, dynamic sound boost. The Kodiaq vRS conjointly has adjustive chassis management, which has six drive modes and electronically adjusted shock absorbers. Progressive steering is additionally enclosed as commonplace.
The Kodiaq vRS sports variety of refined style tweaks to differentiate it from the regular model, as well as custom-made front and rear bumpers, vRS logos, gloss black bodywork parts and a replacement style of 20in alloy wheel. The automotive conjointly introduces Skoda’s redesigned vRS emblem, that currently incorporates a red V and stripe sooner than the RS, in situ of the inexperienced presently used. This emblem can replace the present emblem on all vRS models within the future.
Inside, Alcantara-covered seats and door trims ar commonplace, beside a carbonfibre-effect electrical device. close light-emitting diode lighting, tinted windows, a black roof lining and stainless-steel pedals conjointly facilitate the vRS stand out from an everyday Kodiaq.
Skoda’s version of the Virtual Cockpit system is enclosed as commonplace, and options a custom-made show mode showing a rev counter and speed within the centre of the show. There’s conjointly a sports wheel.
The dimensions of the big SUV ar unchanged, as well as the 600-litre boot in five-seat mode (231 litres in seven-door form).
It will be the second model in Skoda’s vRS line-up, that presently solely consists of the Octavia vRS. the united kingdom and European country are sales hot spots for the performance-biased Kodiaq providing, in Britain, 2 hundredth of Octavia sales ar of the vRS version.
The whole antecedently sold a Fabia vRS, before ending production in 2013 because of poor sales. However, Skoda is known to be coming up with a come to the recent hatchback market with a Fabia vRS hybrid in 2020.
The Kodiaq vRS has lapped the twelve.94-mile Nürburgring in 9min twenty nine.84sec, a lap record for a seven-seat SUV round the far-famed circuit, and solely 1min 38:14sec slower than the Alfa lover Stelvio Quadrifoglio, that presently holds the SUV lap record. famous ‘Ring driver Sabine Schmitz was behind the wheel of the Kodiaq.