Latest Skoda Octavia vRS swings into action for UK police forces after conversion

Time 10 months ago

Skoda’s newest Octavia vRS has been converted for use by police forces across the UK.

Its 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine delivers 242bhp, letting it reach 60mph in 6.5 seconds.

The conversion – the latest in a long line of Skoda vehicles specially adapted for blue-light fleets – includes LED signal lights in the front screen, grille, tailgate and number plate, plus a three-tone siren.

Meanwhile, key buttons have been made one-touch for easier use on the move.

Full LED matrix headlights are fitted, as are wireless smartphone integration and adaptive cruise control.

The Octavia vRS has a seven-speed automatic gearbox but a manual variant is set to be brought in, as is a 2.0-litre diesel version as well as the brand’s first electrified vRS – a plug-in hybrid.

Previous examples of modifications by Skoda’s converter team have included ANPR cameras to target anti-social driving plus air-conditioned dog kennels in the back for dog-handling squads.

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