Skoda Kodiaq vRS

Skoda Kodiaq vRS confirmed for 2018 Paris Motor Show

Skoda Kodiaq vRSThe new Skoda Kodiaq vRS will be revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show and, to warm us up for the hot SUV, the firm has released two teaser images.

They don’t show all that much – massive wheels, a new interpretation of the vRS logo (more red, less green) – but Skoda has let a few secrets out the bag at the same time.

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Namely, that the Kodiaq vRS will be powered by a 239hp twin-turbodiesel, the most powerful oil-burner in Skoda’s history.

Skoda Kodiaq vRS

It’s an engine already seen in cars such as the Volkswagen Passat BiTDI, where it delivers suitably potent performance: 0-62mph in six seconds and oodles of overtaking shove courtesy of 369lb ft of torque.

The Kodiaq vRS should thus be a potent performance SUV, and one able to make use of all this pulling power as it’s fitted with all-wheel drive. Presumably, it will also come with a paddleshift DSG gearbox as standard, too.

The Kodiaq vRS is Skoda’s first performance SUV, and confirmation of its Paris reveal comes just a day after the firm announced production of its one millionth SUV.

It’s safe to assume the Kodiaq vRS won’t be the last Skoda performance SUV, either. What price a Karoq vRS follow-up, using a hot performance petrol engine? Let’s first see what the reaction is to the Kodiaq vRS at Paris, and then await Skoda’s next moves…