Skoda has added the all-wheel drive option to the Octavia vRS in the UK. The all-wheel drive models of the vRS variant are available to order now and will reach showrooms later this year.
On the outside, the vRS variant features unique bumpers and spoilers apart from 18-inch Gemini anthracite alloy wheels and bi-xenon headlights. The interior receives a capacitive touchscreen system (with SD card slot) as well as dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor. Amundsen satellite navigation system is now standard.
Powering the Octavia vRS is a 2.0 TDI engine (not from the EA 189 family) that generates 184 PS and 380 Nm of torque and sends drive to all four wheels through a four-wheel drive system which is lined to a 6-speed DSG transmission. Skoda claims a 0-100 km/h time acceleration time of just 7.6 seconds.
The sporty handling of the Octavia vRS is due to the presence of a multi-link suspension and electronic differential lock XDS+ which allows for dynamic cornering, precise steering; among other assistance systems that also enhance the safety and comfort quotient.
Skoda Octavia vRS – Prices
|Octavia vRS||Recommended OTR|
|Hatch||2.0 TSI 220PS*||£24,230.00|
|2.0 TSI 220PS DSG*||£25,620.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS*||£24,475.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS DSG*||£25,865.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS 4×4 DSG||£27,315.00|
|Estate||2.0 TSI 220PS*||£25,430.00|
|2.0 TSI 220PS DSG*||£26,820.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS*||£25,675.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS DSG*||£27,065.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS 4×4 DSG||£28,515.00|
|Octavia vRS 230||Recommended OTR|
|Hatch||2.0 TSI 230PS||£26,350.00|
|2.0 TSI 230PS DSG||£27,740.00|
|Estate||2.0 TSI 230PS||£27,550.00|
|2.0 TSI 230PS DSG||£28,940.00|
*Price effective from 1 November, 2015