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New Skoda Octavia vRS debuts 10th July

Fastest Skoda Octavia ever produced

The fastest Skoda Octavia ever produced will makes its world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed next month. Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland said "the new Skoda Octavia vRS is in a sports league of its own; our latest model 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 and yet so spacious, convenient, safe and comfortable as the third generation of our compact sports car. In this perfect combination, the new Octavia vRS and Octavia estate vRS set new standards in the sporty compact class and also takes the brand’s sporty genes with it on the road. A perfect car for free time and everyday use, maximum power, latest technology and great value for money.”

Fast is definitely what the new Skoda vRS is recording 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 154mph. There is a choice of two new engines, the two litre 220 petrol PS or the two litre diesel 184PS. These new engines provide more power and consume up to 19% less fuel. Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration are fitted as standard and a manual gearbox or DSG dual clutch transmission are available as options for both engines, each with six gears.

The appearance of the new Octavia vRS is very sporty dominated by the characteristic Skoda front grille sporting the vRS badge, distinctive honeycomb air intakes, a new vRS-style front bumper and fog lights as well as the new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights now fitted as standard. The Octavia vRS’s new light-alloy wheels complete the sporty look. The designers have created four new 17”, 18” and 19” wheel designs so there are plenty of options.

The interior continues the sporty theme with a black interior and newly developed vRS- design sports seats for the driver and passenger plus a three spoke steering wheel with perforated leather fitted as standard. The gear stick and handbrake are also made of leather. The sill plates and pedals are made ​​of stainless steel. The instrument panel with a rich-colour Maxi DOT display has its own unique vRS design. The steering wheel, gear stick, door sill panels, seats and floor mats all sport the vRS logo.

Impressive spacious interior

The interior space is very impressive no other compact sports car offers so much and the boot also sets a record. The new Octavia estate vRS has an optional adjustable boot floor; the jacket shelf under the boot cover is new in the estate vRS. The roller cover for the boot can be removed and stowed under the adjustable loading floor. The backrest of the rear seat can also be folded 60:40.

Safety is at the highest level in this new Skoda, the safety system includes the new Front Assistant with city emergency braking, lane assistant and automatic post collision braking system with automatic brake intervention in the event of an accident.