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
ModelCO2OTRBiK (‘13-14)P11D value
2.0 TSI 220PS142£22,99020%£22,795
2.0 TSI 220PS DSG149£24,38021%£24,185
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DPF119£23,26018%£23,205
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DSG DPF129£24,65020%£24,595
2.0 TSI 220PS142£23,79020%£23,595
2.0 TSI 220PS DSG149£25,18021%£24,985
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DPF119£24,06018%£24,005
2.0 TDI CR 184PS DSG DPF132£25,45021%£25,270


Octavia vRS standard equipment
18″ Gemini anthracite alloy wheelsEnergy recovery
3 spoke MFSW for radio and tel with DSG paddles if DSGESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, XDS
Acoustic rear parking sensorsHill hold
Automatic post collision braking systemLane assistant
Bi-Xenon headlights +AFS+LED “DAY LIGHT” with dynamic angle controlLED rear lights
Black door mirrors and handlesLight assistant
BluetoothRear backrest release (estate)
DABRear electric windows (with child safety switch)
Daytime LED running lightsRoof rails (estate only)
Driver alert system (fatigue detection)Sports suspension
Driver knee airbagStop/start
Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom)Touchscreen “Bolero” (with single CD player & proximity sensor)
Dual zone air conditioning with humidity sensor and controlTPM+