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The first official pictures of the new Octavia vRS have been released!. They show the fastest production Octavia ever in Hatch and Estate guises and are sure to generate plenty of excitement among performance car fans ahead of the model’s world debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The front view is dominated by the ŠKODA front grille with vRS badge, distinctive honeycomb air intakes, a new vRS-style front bumper and fog lights plus new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights that are fitted as standard. The rear features a strong black diffuser, trapezoidal chrome tailpipes, LED lights and a roof-edge spoiler on the Estate version.
The new Octavia vRS is available with two engines – 2.0 TSI 220PS and 2.0 TDI 184PS – with six-speed manual or DSG transmissions. The petrol option with manual gearbox offers a top speed of 154mph and accelerates from 0 to 62mph in just 6.8 seconds; the diesel engine with the same gearbox has a top speed of 144mph and manages 0 to 62mph in 8.1 seconds.
Compared to the second-generation Octavia vRS, the new engines provide more power and consume up to 19 per cent less fuel. Stop/start and brake energy regeneration systems are fitted as standard. Sports suspension is also fitted as standard and the car sits 12mm lower than the standard Octavia.
“The new Octavia vRS is in a sports league of its own,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “It stands for horsepower and fuel efficiency and, at the same time, for emotion and rationality. Never before has an Octavia vRS been so fast and dynamic, yet so spacious, convenient, safe and comfortable.
“This car sets new standards in the sporty compact class and takes the brand’s sporty genes with it on the road. It’s the perfect car for free time and everyday use; it offers power, the latest technology and great value for money,”
The new Octavia vRS will open for ordering on 17 July. Deposits can now be taken, please call our Sales Team to discuss your requirement on Tel. 0843 319 3806
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