Skoda is bringing back the performance avatar of their popular premium executive sedan, the Octavia. The Octavia vRS, once a benchmark among the performance cars is coming back to the Indian shores. This time, the car comes with more power and style. Adding the vRS back to the product portfolio will definitely give a boost to the overall brand image of the Czech brand in India.
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The new Octavia is lot meaner, faster and will definitely catch the fancy of the auto enthusiasts in the country. To make it stand out from the normal Octavia, vRS gets an overall blackened treatment with blackened grille with the vRS logo, smoked headlamps and tail lights, black themed interiors with sporty red stitching on the seats and steering, reworked bumper with large air intakes, DRLs, chrome tipped exhausts and a rear spoiler. Also, Skoda has a black edition vRS. This, as the name indicate will come with most of the elements such as roof, grille, and alloy wheels finished in black. Also, the dashboard is treated with a piano black finish.
The car is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine that churns our 217 bhp and 350 Nm torque. That’s a whole 40 bhp and 100 Nm more than the normal 1.8 liter Octavia. The car breaches the triple digit mark on the speedo in just 6.8 seconds and can touch a top speed of 250 kmph. There are four driving modes- Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual.
Power is no fun without handling. To handle more power, Skoda has reinforced the anti-roll bar and carry forward the multi-link rear suspension from the TSI variant. Skoda has also reduced the ride height by 15 mm compared to the normal Octavia for better handling and aerodynamics.
The car is expected to be launched in the first quarter of the calendar year 2017 with a price tag in the range of Rs 28-30 lakh.
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When launched Octavia vRS is definitely going to be a hot car in the Indian car market scenario. The new Octavia vRS will take the legacy left by the previous vRS to the next level. Exciting days ahead.