KODIAQ vRS to light up Paris in October

The new KODIAQ vRS makes its world premiere at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October and has been confirmed for the UK market

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Powered by a 239PS TDI bi-turbo engine — the most powerful production diesel engine in ŠKODA’s 120-year history — the four-cylinder power plant generates 176kW (239PS) from its 2.0-litre capacity, and delivers a maximum torque of 500Nm.

‘V’ for victories

The ‘V’ in vRS references the brand’s many victories on the racing circuit, while the ‘RS’ stands for Rally Sport — first used in 1974 on the ŠKODA 180 RS and 200 RS prototypes.

In 1975, ŠKODA combined these cars into the iconic 130 RS and, two years later, the ‘Porsche of the East’ bagged a brace of wins at the legendary Monte Carlo and Acropolis rallies. In 2000, the OCTAVIA vRS became the brand’s first vRS production model. Stay tuned for more...