Frankfurt: Skoda Octavia RS adds versatility in performance formula

on July 10. The Czech producer continues the campaign’s most comprehensive model in the company’s history with this latest model. The third generation Octavia vRS/Octavia estate vRS really creates a strong impression with his powerful and efficient engines, racy design and innovative technology.

“The new Skoda Octavia vRS is in a sports league,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “Our newest model stands for horsepower and fuel efficiency and, at the same time, for emotion and rationality. Never before has an Octavia vRS have been so rapid and dynamic and yet so roomy, comfortable, safe and comfortable as the third generation of our compact sports car. In this perfect combination and the new Octavia vRS Octavia estate vRS set new standards in the sporty compact class and also takes the brand’s sporty genes with it along the way. A perfect car for leisure and living, maximum power, the latest technology and great value for money, “explains Vahland.

The new Octavia vRS accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 154 mph (with the manual six-speed gearbox). The new model also offers all the outstanding features of the new Skoda Octavia: maximum functionality, plenty of room, top-security, state-of-the-art assistance system in terms of safety and comfort, as well as being excellent value for money. The new Skoda Octavia vRS will be available for retail sale in European markets from July, starting in the United Kingdom.

Two new engines to power the new Skoda Octavia vRS. There is a choice of two-litre petrol 220 PS ortwo-liter diesel 184 PS. 2.0 TSI petrol, together with six-speed manual gearbox, thrusts Octavia vRS from 0 to 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds. The maximum speed is now at 154 km/h, which makes it 4 mph faster than the second generation Octavia vRS. The new Octavia vRS 2.0 TDI diesel manages 0 to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds with a top speed of 144 mph (with six-speed manual transmission).

Compared to the second generation Octavia vRS, gives the new engines more power at the same time, consumes up to 19% less fuel. Start-stop and Brake Energy Regeneration is fitted as standard. A manual gearbox, or DSG gearbox with dual-clutch is available as an option for both engines, all with six gears.

Modern suspension optimises the handling of the compact sports car. The new Skoda Octavia vRS is fitted with sports suspension as standard. The body has also been lowered by 12 mm compared to the standard Octavia (Octavia estate vRS body: 13 mm). The newly developed Multi-Link axle is used as the rear axle. For exact track guidance, there’s a MacPherson strut with underlying triangle collarbone. XDS electronic Differential lock integrated into the electronic stability control (ESC) now comes as standard. This feature improves the traction of the wheels and reduces the tendency to understeer in fast cornering. Will the new electro-mechanical progressive steering for better handling and greater agility. Thanks to this technology, the driver can make smaller movements in governance to achieve the desired turning radius. This means less grip needed for tight corners.

Speed and class are conveyed in the new Skoda Octavia vRS design from the word go. Either as Octavia vRS and Octavia estate vRS showing the last ŠKODA model really up his lean athletic genes. It is clear that viewers from the beginning that this is the new sporty Octavia vRS and the brand’s new design language shines through. The front is dominated by the creative interaction between the characteristic front grille sporting ŠKODA vRS badge, distinctive honeycomb air intake, a new vRS-style front bumper and fog lights as well as the new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights are now fitted as standard.

From the side, the car is significantly lower compared to the regular Octavia body. In comparison with the second generation Octavia vRS, has grown significantly in length (the vehicle

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