The new Skoda Octavia vRS is available to order now, priced from £22,990, ahead of its official on-sale date of 1st August 2013.

The Octavia vRS is powered by a choice of either 220PS 2.0-litre TSI petrol, or – for the first time – a 184PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel.

The petrol model has the headline performance, with 0-62mph dealt with in 6.8 seconds and a 154mph top speed, making it the fastest Octavia ever.

Both engines are available with a choice of either six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch transmissions.

The vRS is offered in both hatchback and estate form, with the latter boasting 610 litres of boot space with the seats in place, or 1,740 litres with them folded.  The hatchback isn’t far behind, with 590 and 1,580 litres respectively.

Suspension on both models has been lowered over the standard version (by 12mm for the hatch, 13mm for the estate), and there’s a new progressive steering system with a variable amount of lock depending on road speed.

Prices start from £22,990 for the 2.0 TSI manual hatch, and rise to £25,450 for the 2.0 TDI DSG Estate.

Octavia vRS prices
Model CO2 OTR BiK (‘13-14) P11D value
Hatchback
2.0 TSI 220PS 142 £22,990 20% £22,795
2.0 TSI 220PS DSG 149 £24,380 21% £24,185
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DPF 119 £23,260 18% £23,205
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DSG DPF 129 £24,650 20% £24,595
Estate
2.0 TSI 220PS 142 £23,790 20% £23,595
2.0 TSI 220PS DSG 149 £25,180 21% £24,985
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DPF 119 £24,060 18% £24,005
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DSG DPF 132 £25,450 21% £25,270

 

Octavia vRS standard equipment
18″ Gemini anthracite alloy wheels Energy recovery
3 spoke MFSW for radio and tel with DSG paddles if DSG ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, XDS
Acoustic rear parking sensors Hill hold
Automatic post collision braking system Lane assistant
Bi-Xenon headlights +AFS+LED “DAY LIGHT” with dynamic angle control LED rear lights
Black door mirrors and handles Light assistant
Bluetooth Rear backrest release (estate)
DAB Rear electric windows (with child safety switch)
Daytime LED running lights Roof rails (estate only)
Driver alert system (fatigue detection) Sports suspension
Driver knee airbag Stop/start
Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom) Touchscreen “Bolero” (with single CD player & proximity sensor)
Dual zone air conditioning with humidity sensor and control TPM+