› The ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS modified for the police force
› Biturbo 2.0 TDI diesel delivers 240PS – 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds
› Power and performance attributes make it an ideal police pursuit vehicle
Milton Keynes, 27 June 2019 – The ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS, the most powerful SUV ever built by ŠKODA, has been expertly converted to a pursuit car for UK police forces. Powered by a twin turbo charged 2.0-litre TDI engine and equipped with a four-wheel-drive system and seven-speed DSG gearbox, the Kodiaq vRS can sprint from 0-62mph in just 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 136mph.
The Kodiaq vRS offers police forces more than just power. Based on the Kodiaq’s original seven-seat layout the SUV has been converted to offer excellent levels of space and payload capabilities.
The pursuit vehicle conversion includes 360-degree visibility thanks to powerful LED signal lights built into the front screen, grille, tailgate and number plate – all complemented by a 100-amp three tone siren.
Police Officers travel with bulky, heavy kit and so a comfortable drive is essential. The vRS has them covered with electrically adjustable Alcantara-trimmed sports seats with memory function. The SUV also features Dynamic Chassis Control and progressive steering as standard for a smooth drive. Whilst the fully-connected interior features the 10.25” digital Virtual Cockpit display and SmartLink+ for seamless smartphone integration.
Aligning with the brand’s ‘Simply Clever’ philosophy, planning is underway to include control of the blue light and emergency services communications system via the integrated touch screen display on the dashboard.
The performance SUV makes an imposing addition to blue light fleets on the road thanks to its striking design, which features 20-inch Xtreme alloy wheels, gloss black finish on the grille and mirrors, dual exhaust pipes, vRS sports bumpers and trademark red brake calipers.
Henry Williams, ŠKODA Head of Fleet, commented: “The high-performance credentials of the Kodiaq vRS make it a powerful addition to the pursuit vehicle line-up. It offers power, precision drive and good visibility to other drivers on the road.”
ŠKODA has introduced a ‘one-stop’ shop package for emergency services fleets, which allows vehicles to be Outright Purchased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services. Fleet managers now have the additional option of contract hire for added flexibility and value-for money or they can opt for a cost-effective leasing package.
Alongside hassle-free finance solutions, ŠKODA fleet can provide the vehicles fully converted to suit specific requirements, and fleet managers have the peace of mind that the conversion, breakdown recovery, service, maintenance and repair requirements are built into one package.
For further information on ŠKODA’s emergency service vehicles, visit: www.skoda.co.uk/fleet/emergency-services.
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