Skoda details its diesel-powered Kodiaq vRS for the UK

Set to spearhead the Czech carmaker’s SUV campaign

Skoda is bringing the Kodiaq vRS to the UK so, to pave the way for its performance SUV, the Czech manufacturer uses the car’s Nürburgring record lap time as main selling point.

Of course, those who will buy the Kodiaq vRS are more likely to shuttle the groceries and the kids from A to B rather than take it to the track, should you ask for our two cents.

Anyway, the Skoda Kodiaq vRS relies on a 2-liter turbodiesel engine good for 176 kW (240 PS, 236 hp). The resources are sent to an all-wheel-drive setup (standard offering) via a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.

The Kodiaq vRS sits on 20-inch Xtreme alloy wheels and gets full-LED headlights and LED taillights as standard.

Inside, the Kodiaq vRS brags with room for up to seven people plus a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that allows acces to Skoda’s Connect services, among other gimmicks.

With racing driver Sabine Schmitz behind the wheel, Skoda’s Kodiaq vRS needed 9 minutes and 29.84 seconds to lap the Nürburgring, setting a new record for seven-seater SUVs on the Green Hell.

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