Skoda Kodiaq vRS to Show at the Paris Motor Show with Most Powerful Czech Diesel

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Not much time is left until the Paris Motor Show opens its doors in the French capital in October, and already we have confirmation of one of the first novelties to make their debut at the event.
Czech manufacturer Skoda announced on Thursday its booth at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will be home to the first SUV to join the vRS range, the Kodiaq. And this version will be powered by the most powerful production diesel engine in SKODA history.

Ever since 2000, the vRS subbrand was used by Skoda to describe the sportier cars in its stable. Mostly, the Octavia vRS was the one that stole the show all these years. A version of it even managed to become the fastest car in the world equipped with an up to 2-liter engine. It did so in 2011 when it hit 365.43 km/h (227 mph) at Bonneville.

Seven years later, Skoda will be introducing the Kodiaq vRS, a monster of an SUV powered by a 2.0-liter  four-cylinder TDI engine that generates 239 PS and 500 Nm of torque.

The first two teaser images of the SUV were released by Skoda together with the official announcement, showing, like most teasers do, nothing really. We do get a glimpse of the vRS badge on the front grille, offset to the left. As seen here, the vRS badge comes in a new design, featuring red touches, and will be used on all vRS versions following the Paris show.

We also get a look at the side of the car, adorned with the LEDs that extend up towards the hood.

The Skoda Kodiaq was introduced by the Czech in 2016 as their first SUV. It shares the same platform with the Volkswagen Tiguan and the SEAT Ateca. In Europe, Skoda sold only a little over 600 Kodiaqs in the year it launched it, but broke all records in 2017, when it sold over 53,000 units.
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