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It's a record-breaker: Skoda Kodiaq vRS SUV spotted

Published: 14 June 2018

► New Skoda Kodiaq vRS spied
► Hot SUV testing at the 'Ring
► Uses BiTDI power with 236bhp

What’s that coming over the hill? It’s the new Skoda Kodiaq vRS! Skoda has officially confirmed that the new hot SUV is coming. Not only that, but it has taken the record for the fastest-ever seven-seat SUV record during its testing at the Nurburgring, with a time of 09:29.84.

The Kodiaq vRS is by far the biggest sporty Skoda yet, and comes with a 2.0-litre biturbo diesel with 236bhp. The engine will remain exclusive to the vRS model, along with a ‘dynamic sound boost’ system and a drive mode system.

Skoda Kodiaq vRS front cornering spy shot

Since it’s a proper family car, the Kodiaq vRS comes in both five- and seven-seat configurations, but with the vRS you’ll be able to make six passengers very car sick if the mood takes your fancy.

Skoda’s vRS performance label first came to the UK market in 2001 with the Octavia vRS, and although it’s been applied to estate cars and hatchbacks large and small since, this would be the first time the badge has been stuck to an SUV.

Expect a public debut for the Skoda Kodiaq vRS at the Paris motor show in October 2018, and an on-sale date in the UK shortly after.

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