The upcoming Skoda Kodiaq vRS hot SUV has been confirmed to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel biturbo engine delivering 237bhp, already used in the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Development of the upcoming hot Skoda Kodiaq vRS is well under way, ahead of its launch later this year at the Paris motor show. Autocar confirmed the model last year, and spy photographers previously caught the first glimpse of the car testing at the Nürburgring, ahead of its record-breaking run.
The engine is also likely to make it into the next Octavia vRS, which is due in 2020. A source told Autocar that the Kodiaq vRS will have “lots of torque”. The Octavia vRS is available in both petrol and diesel, but the bulk of sales are for the latter.
The VW Tiguan 2.0 BiTDi BMT 240 4Motion, with which the Kodiaq vRS shares its engine, produces 240bhp and 369lb ft of torque. These help the Tiguan accelerate to 62mph in 6.5sec — or the same as a current-generation Ford Focus ST or Lotus Elise Sport. Top speed is 142mph — the same as a Ford Fiesta ST200.