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More powerful Škoda Kodiaq vRS now on sale

Škoda has announced pricing and specifications for its top-of-the-range Kodiaq vRS as order books open.

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Priced from £44,635, the flagship version of the seven-seat SUV arrives two months after the initial launch of the facelifted Kodiaq range and brings an exclusive new TSI petrol engine along with a comprehensive equipment list.

The 245hp 2.0 TSI petrol replaces the previous 2.0 TDI, delivering more power – up by 65hp – and a reduced weight to enhance performance; 0-62mph time stands at 6.6 seconds.

It comes with four-wheel drive as standard and a seven-speed DSG gearbox, and is also equipped with Dynamic chassis control, enabling the driver to adapt the steering and suspension to Comfort, Normal or Sport modes.

Bespoke design features include 20-inch anthracite alloy wheels with distinctive red brake calipers, vRS bumpers, gloss black roof rails, grille and mirrors, dual exhaust pipes and full LED Matrix headlights as standard.

The revised vRS also gets Škoda’s Virtual cockpit as standard, with a vRS-specific look as well as a Sports layout including an additional fifth display mode that places the rev counter and speedometer graphics in front of the driver.

The interior is also upgraded with microsuede black vRS sport seats featuring contrast red stitching and the vRS logo, along with a three-spoke leather sports multi-function steering wheel and DSG paddles.

Dynamic sound booster, front parking sensors and rear-view camera are also standard fit.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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