Not long ago we discussed the probabilities of the rumors about Skoda making quicker vRS versions of their Superb flagship sedan and possibly of the new Kodiaq sport utility vehicle.
Well, according to the most recent report on the subject, a Skoda official has come forth to clarify the matters – and actually put the faster Kodiaq front and center, while the Superb might not happen at all as the project has allegedly been shelved. The Kodiaq vRS should be expected in a few years from now because it has no official launch date, but it’s already known it will have the same 2.0-liter TDI twin-turbo engine as seen in the Tiguan model – a logical solution considering they share the same overall architecture.
In a recent interview with the media, Skoda’s Research and Development chief, Christian Strube, also confirmed the Czech brand has no desire to introduce vRS models smaller than the Octavia anymore – with the Fabia vRS loosing its business case due to low sales. We’re not going to regret losing the little hot hatch because it was not that hot anymore, especially with the democratization of the subcompact segment in that respect. Meanwhile, the facelifted Octavia lives on in its vRS model, with the company also promising an even more hardcore version to be revealed soon.