Last year Skoda built the world’s biggest ice-cream van to celebrate the release of the new Skoda Octavia vRS, the fantastic monster truck did a national tour and now features in the new Octavia vRS advertisement alongside a monster barbecue, a monster kiddie tricycle and a giant pram, all to promote the fact that the Octavia vRS is not your ‘everyday’ family car.
True to the statement the car is not your everyday family car, it is in a sports league of its own and stands out for horsepower and fuel efficiency. Never before has an Octavia vRS been so fast and dynamic and yet so spacious, convenient, safe and comfortable as the third generation Octavia vRS compact sports car.
The appearance of the new Octavia vRS is very sporty, dominated by the characteristic Skoda front grille sporting the vRS badge, distinctive honeycomb air intakes, a new vRS-style front bumper and fog lights as well as the new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights now fitted as standard. The Octavia vRS’s new light-alloy wheels complete the sporty look. The designers have created four new 17”, 18” and 19” wheel designs so there are plenty of options. The interior continues the fantastic sporty theme featuring a black interior and newly developed vRS- design sports seats for the driver and passenger plus a sporty three spoke steering wheel with perforated leather fitted as standard. The gear stick and handbrake are also made of leather and complete the interior sporty look. The sill plates and pedals are made of stainless steel and the instrument panel with a rich-colour Maxi DOT display has its own unique vRS design. The steering wheel, gear stick, door sill panels, seats and floor mats all sport the vRS logo creating the sporty theme.
Sporty and fast is definitely what the new Skoda vRS is. Capable of 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 154mph. There is a choice of two new engines, the two litre 220 petrol PS or the two litre diesel 184PS and these new engines provide more power and consume up to 19% less fuel.
Impressive spacious interior
The interior space is very impressive no other compact sports car offers so much and the boot also sets a record. The new Octavia estate vRS has an optional adjustable boot floor; the jacket shelf under the boot cover is new in the estate vRS. The roller cover for the boot can be removed and stowed under the adjustable loading floor. The backrest of the rear seat can also be folded 60:40.
Safety is at the highest level in this new Skoda, the safety system includes the new Front Assistant with city emergency braking, lane assistant and automatic post collision braking system with automatic brake intervention in the event of an accident.