After the annihilation of the Citigoᵉ iV electric burghal car, Skoda will reportedly bead the Kodiaq RS (vRS in the UK).
The mid-size SUV, which shares its belvedere with the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and Seat Tarraco, will be put to beddy-bye gradually in the advancing weeks, due to the new emissions regulations. In the meantime, it’s still on sale, bartering for €48,729 ($57,619) in Germany and £45,740 ($60,331) in the UK.
The archetypal will about acknowledgment to the company’s portfolio already the mid-cycle brace debuts, apparently afore the end of 2020 or aboriginal abutting year. However, it won’t get a constituent amalgam arrangement like the 2021 Octavia, which is additionally offered with agent and petrol powertrains, the Czech car architect has accepted in a account quoted by Autocar.
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The advertisement has additionally cited Alain Favey, the sales and business boss, who said that “there is no Kodiaq PHEV in the accountable future”, because “it’s abundant too aboriginal for us to see patterns with commendations to customer progression from ICE to PHEV to BEV. The Citigoᵉ iV is already over, and we accept alone had the Superb constituent amalgam back aftermost year, so we don’t accept any of those barter who would be affairs a abutting car. But conceivably bodies adeptness jump anon from Kodiaq to Enyaq (Skoda’s aboriginal electric crossover) after activity through the alteration of a constituent hybrid.”
Unveiled two years ago, the Kodiaq RS packs a bi-turbo 2.0-liter TDI agent that pumps out 237 HP (240 PS / 177 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. The blank to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) is accomplished in 7.0 abnormal and top acceleration is 136 mph (220 km/h).
As for the Enyaq iV, which is congenital on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, it’s offered with altered powertrain configurations, with rear- and all-wheel drive. The range-topping RS has a dual-motor setup, with a accumulated achievement of 302 HP (306 PS / 225 kW) and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm). This adaptation has the adeptness to dart to 62 mph in 6.2 abnormal and hit 112 mph (180 km/h), with a max ambit of 286 afar (460 km).