Skoda’s new Octavia vRS delivers an excellent combination of space, practicality and performance couple this with a starting price of just ?22,990 in the UK and the car sets standards in terms of value as well. The car which made its world debut at last weekends Goodwood Festival of Speed is based on the third generation of Octavia which was launched earlier in the year and features new technologies from Skoda making the car lighter and more affordable to run than ever before.
In the UK there will be the choice of both hatchback and estate models both available with petrol and diesel engines. The 2.0 TSi Petrol engine produces 217bhp with the diesel being the most powerful diesel unit to be available in an Octavia ever – a 2.0 TDi generating 181.5 bhp both coming with a choice of a six speed manual or DSG automatic transmission.
A new chassis set up has been engineered for the vRS to keep the extra power under control with a lowered suspension of 12mm on the hatchback and 13mm on the estate along with multi-link suspension and XDS (an electronic differential lock) which is fully linked into Skoda’s electronic stability control system. The car also features a new power steering system which alters the lock distance according to the speed of the car improving handling.
Other features include : Rear parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity, Daytime LED running lights, Climate control air conditioning, Bi-Xenon headlamps with dynamic angle control, Lane assistance, LED rear lights, Hill hold, Drivers Knee airbag
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