Skoda has just announced the addition of two specially-adapted Kodiaq vRS ambulances to its emergency fleet in the Midlands.

The Kodiaq 4×4’s will work alongside the Air Ambulance Service fleet, helping emergency teams provide life-saving critical care to patients across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Their main roles will be to offer ground support to the air ambulance, which doesn’t fly at night, and because it’s in such high demand the two vRS models will be used to get to incidents rapidly thanks to their twin-turbo 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines.

With 236bhp on tap, it will reach 0-60mph in just seven seconds, and because it’s a vRS, it’s got performance and handling at its core.

Richard Clayton, director of operations at the Local Air Ambulance Service, said: “The reliability, versatility and power of the two new Kodiaq vRS models will enable us to continue to respond rapidly to emergencies across the Midlands.”

The Kodiaqs are the latest addition to the local air ambulance, which already comprises of two Skoda Superbs, The announcement comes just weeks after the unveiling of a specialist K-9 Kodiaq  police dog vehicle.