Skoda’s facelifted version of the Kodiaq vRS is offered to purchase in the UK now, with costs starting from £44,635.
Unlike the old Skoda Kodiaq vRS – which was powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine – this updated variant features the exact same 242bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol system as the new Octavia vRS as well as the most recent Volkswagen Golf GTI.
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The Kodiaq vRS’s new petrol engine has an additional 5bhp over the old diesel unit. much more significantly though, it’s 60kg lighter, which Skoda states has trimmed the hot SUV’s 0–62mph time by 0.5 seconds to 6.6 seconds. top speed has likewise climbed by 5mph to 144mph.
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Power goes to all four wheels through a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which is likewise 5.2kg lighter than the transmission fitted to the previous diesel variant. Progressive power steering as well as adaptive dampers likewise come as standard, both of which can be personalized utilizing Skoda’s dynamic Chassis manage system.
Other basic devices includes 20-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, revised vRS bumpers, gloss black roofing system rails as well as twin-exit exhausts. purchasers likewise get the exact same Matrix LED headlamps discovered on the just recently updated basic Kodiaq, together with a fresh bonnet as well as a reshaped radiator grille.
Inside, purchasers get Skoda’s typical suite of vRS tweaks, which includes vRS-branded sports seats, a leather-trimmed sports steering as well as red stitching for the dashboard. There’s likewise some updated door trims with microsuede upholstery, while the basic fabric headliner can optioned out for a microsuede alternative.
Skoda’s online Cockpit digital instrument panel likewise comes as basic on the Kodiaq vRS, which adds a 10.25-inch screen in location of the basic car’s analogue gauges. To complement the unit, there’s a 9.2-inch central touchscreen infotainment system with wireless support for Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
Buyers get a whole hold of drive support technology, including car parking assist, a rear-view camera, autonomous emergency braking as well as travel Assist, which utilizes the adaptive cruise manage as well as adaptive lane help systems to presume manage of the car on the motorway, offering the chauffeur supervises.
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