The Skoda Kodiaq vRS has been converted to a pursuit car for UK police forces. Powered by a twin turbo charged 2.0-litre TDI the Kodiaq vRS can sprint from 0-62mph in just 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 136mph. That should be ample power to pursue would-be criminals trying to escape.
It’s not all about power though. Thanks to the Kodiaq’s seven-seat layout the SUV offers excellent levels of space and payload capabilities.
The pursuit vehicle conversion includes powerful LED signal lights and 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.
Planning is underway to include control of the blue light and emergency services communications system via the integrated touch screen display on the dashboard.
Henry Williams, Skoda 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.”
We will be testing the civilian Kodiaq vRS later this year, so keep an eye out for the review on this website. If you’re more interested in the blue-light special, and Skoda’s other emergency services vehicles, head over to www.skoda.co.uk/fleet/emergency-services.