New Skoda Octavia vRS revealed ahead of Goodwood debut

Skoda has unveiled the new Octavia vRS ahead of its public debut at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with two new engines and new innovative technology.

The new Octavia vRS will be available with a 2.0-litre petrol engine delivering 220 hp or a two-litre diesel with 184 hp. The 2.0-litre petrol linked to six-speed manual takes the Octavia vRS from 0-62mph in 6.8 seconds and the maximum speed is 154 mph, making it 4 mph faster than the previous generation model.

The diesel does it in 8.1 seconds with the manual and has a top speed of 144 mph. A six speed DSG is optional for both engines.

Compared to the outgoing Octavia vRS, the new engines provide more power whilst consuming up to 19% less fuel. Both engines come with Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration in standard.

The new Octavia vRS is fitted also with sports suspension, the body has also been lowered by 12mm ( estate vRS body by 13 mm).

Also standard is a electronic differential lock XDS integrated into the electronic stability control (ESC).

Compared to the standard model it looks more aggressive and sportier thanks to new wheel designs, revised grille, new bumpers, air intakes, chrome trapezoidal exhausts, black diffuser, a rear spoiler and “vRS” badges.

Prices are expected to start from around £23,000 for the diesel.

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