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New Skoda Octavia vRS breaks cover

by Abhishek Chaliha Posted on 05 Jun 201345,364 Views16 Comments

The new Skoda Octavia vRS ticks all the right boxes with its subtle but distinct styling and a range of 2.0-litre turbocharged engines


New Skoda Octavia vRS



When the original Skoda Octavia vRS went on sale in India, it was revered by enthusiasts across the nation. Its 1.8 litre turbocharged petrol engine developed 180PS of power and 235Nm of torque, performance stats that were unmatched by any other car in its segment or price range. That coupled with the first generation Octavia’s handsome looks, different alloys, vRS badging and sleek rear spoiler made it one of the most desirable cars in the country. 


Fast forward to 2013 and Skoda has revealed the third generation Octavia vRS. One look and straight away you can tell that Skoda has done an excellent job at working the styling details on this car. It maintains the original car’s conservative looks and the vRS additions are rather well balanced too in being sporty but not flamboyant. 


Compared to the standard model, the new Skoda Octavia vRS has a new front bumper with a bigger air dam featuring a honeycomb grille and sleeker fog lamps, a lower ride height, new sporty alloy wheels that can be ordered in 17, 18 or 19 inch sizes, red brake calipers, the rear bumper gets a large black air diffuser the top of which has a red reflector strip and incorporates twin trapezoidal chrome exhaust pipes at either end. The car also gets bi xenon headlights and LED tail lights. 



Skoda Octavia vRS Estate



Trademark design cues include the green, red and silver vRS badges on the front grille and boot lid and that sleek vRS rear spoiler on the bootlid. The station wagon version of the new Octavia vRS gets a roof-edge spoiler. 


The interiors of the new Octavia vRS gets new ambient lighting for the door handles, RS-design sports seats, a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel with perforated leather, stainless steel pedals and the instrument panel gets a new RS design while RS badges adorn the steering wheel, gear lever, seats, door sill panels and floor mats. 


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