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|
|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|
|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+|