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Hot Skoda Kodiaq vRS confirmed for Paris Motor Show

Published 23 August 2018

Skoda has confirmed plans to reveal a hot vRS version of its Kodiaq SUV at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October.

The seven seat Kodiaq vRS is powered by a 239PS 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, which is lifted from the four-wheel drive version of the Volkswagen Passat. The biturbo unit will produce a hefty 500Nm of torque. Prices for the Kodiaq vRS are yet to be confirmed, but it could start at more than £40,000.

These teaser shots show that the Kodiaq uses an updated version of Skoda's vRS logo with red highlights.

Expect the Kodiaq vRS to feature a DSG automatic gearbox as standard, along with the firm's Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) system. Said system has helped the Kodiaq vRS lap the 12.94-mile Nurburgring test track in Germany faster than any other seven-seat SUV.

That's about all we know about the Kodiaq vRS for now. The Kodiaq is our current Car of the Year, so that's a promising start.

We'll find out more when we see the Skoda Kodiaq vRS at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October. Expect cars to arrive in dealers early in 2019.

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Comments

Bicycle_Repair_Man    on 23 August 2018

Where is it?!

Also, £40,000 for a Skoda? Ouch.

mmmmm    on 23 August 2018

Where is it?! Also, £40,000 for a Skoda? Ouch.

Ouch?...see what is on offer in this package before feeling the pain. Should Skoda forever remain the budget brand it was in the 70's and 80's?. VAG took them over and invested in the brand from plants to R&D and it appears to have paid off. Badge snobbery is not recommended, perhaps leading to those who take part being "labelled" snobs in their own right.

Bicycle_Repair_Man    on 24 August 2018

Should Skoda forever remain the budget brand it was in the 70's and 80's?. VAG took them over and invested in the brand from plants to R&D and it appears to have paid off. Badge snobbery is not recommended, perhaps leading to those who take part being "labelled" snobs in their own right.

Absolutely not, and they've come on leaps and bounds since VW came on board. I'm not one who indulges in badge snobbery but there are plenty of people who do, and the fact remains that if someone has £40,000 to spend on a car, they almost certainly won't buy a Skoda, no matter how good it may be. The price is knocking on the door of the BMW X3 and is considerably higher than a Land Rover Disco Sport. Whilst the former lacks two extra seats and the latter has questionable reliability, I doubt either would matter to the majority of buyers.

Like I said, I don't care for badge snobbery, but it exists nonetheless.

Edited by Bicycle_Repair_Man on 24/08/2018 at 09:10

norniron bmw    on 23 August 2018

Will be interested to see how long the DPF & EGR last if not driven around the Nurburgring

trh Kent    on 25 August 2018

I understand a few people still have the negative opinion of the brand, it’s usually those of us above 50.
I test drove a Kodiaq this week, l was very impressed, as l also tried a Koleos on honest Johns recommendation. Chalk and cheese, the Koleos is like a tractor compared with the Skoda.
I am seriously thinking of buying a high spec kodiaq, lm currently driving my third 5 series tourer.
The Skoda drove as well as the BMW if not better. The lease price will be slightly cheaper than another bmw as l do in excess of 25k pa.
More than happy to replace the bmw with the kodiaq.

chapscrap    on 28 August 2018

Shame it’s only likely to be available with VW’s horrible, unreliable, poorly designed dsg gearbox, and I think it still has a cam belt not a chain,(although chains/tensioners are not failproof, think bmw!) and don’t get me started on dpf’s, egr’s, longlife (what a misnomer) servicing etc etc.
Most people probably won’t care, with pcp’s,warranty etc,but further down the line when they’re 3/4/5 years old the same thing will apply to them as most other VW group cars (Audi/Seat/VW) - big bills and unreasonable arrogant dealers.
£40k plus?? I suppose VW have to finance dieselgate somehow.

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