Skoda Kodiaq vRS (2019–)
Skoda Kodiaq vRS launched
The Skoda Kodiaq vRS is the first SUV in the vRS family and also the new spearhead of the Czech car manufacturer’s SUV campaign. The performance model is powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in ŠKODA history with a power output of 240 PS. It demonstrated its capabilities with a record lap time of 9 minutes 29.84 seconds on the toughest race track in the world – the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. The performance SUV is the first ŠKODA to also feature Dynamic Sound Boost for a particularly emotive engine note.
The Skoda Kodiaq vRS comes with all-wheel drive as standard. From a big shopping trip or a family outing to sporty usage on- and off-road, the Skoda Kodiaq vRS is well-equipped for almost anything that everyday life can throw at it. The Czech brand’s first performance SUV is aimed at active and design-focused customers. With the Skoda Kodiaq vRS, they can cultivate their modern lifestyle and highlight it with the car’s sporty appearance. The SUV offers sporty and enjoyable driving on the road thanks to its powerful engine. In addition, it can transport mountain bikes to a remote downhill mountain track in its spacious boot and can easily cope with moving house on a small scale. In a nutshell: Skoda says the Kodiaq vRS combines the qualities of a sporty, long-distance vehicle with those of a robust and very safe family car.
In a first for Skoda, the Kodiaq vRS features 20-inch Xtreme alloy wheels as standard. Furthermore, the range of standard equipment includes full-LED headlights and LED tail lights. Selected body elements in gloss black underpin the sporty appearance of the Skoda Kodiaq vRS. In addition to the engine, the 7-speed DSG and intelligent all-wheel drive also contribute to the dynamic driving characteristics; progressive steering as standard ensures particularly safe and agile handling.
Furthermore, the sporty vRS also offers all the advantages of the large Skoda SUV. In addition to its spacious boot, the Skoda Kodiaq vRS provides plenty of room for five or seven occupants, depending on the chosen version. It offers the latest technology for infotainment and connectivity. The car features a Wi-Fi hotspot and enables access to the Skoda Connect services. And in Skoda-typical style, the Kodiaq vRS also makes everyday driving that little bit easier with numerous Simply Clever features.
Skoda Kodiaq vRS prices and specifications announced
Skoda's first ever performance SUV is on sale now with prices starting from £42,870.
The Skoda Kodiaq vRS is powered by a twin turbocharged 2.0 TDI engine, comes with four-wheel-drive as standard as well as a seven-speed DSG gearbox. It can sprint from 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 136mph.
The Kodiaq vRS stands out from the crowd thanks to a striking design package that includes 20-inch Xtreme alloy wheels, gloss black finish on the grille and mirrors, dual exhaust pipes, vRS sports bumpers and trademark red brake calipers. Inside, the sporting flagship of the range features figure-hugging Alcantara-trimmed sports seats finished with contrast vRS stitching and logo, along with a black rooflining and vRS stitching for the door panels. The vRS is also the first Skoda to be offered with fully digital Virtual Cockpit display as standard. To reflect the car’s sporting nature, the Kodiaq vRS’s system includes a special Sport view that places the speedometer in the centre of the display.
To ensure that the engine’s performance is delivered to the road as smoothly and effectively as possible, all Kodiaq vRS models are equipped with Dynamic Chassis Control and progressive steering as standard. Dynamic sound booster and front parking sensors are also standard fit.