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SKODA Octavia vRS Blackline

The SKODA Octavia vRS Blackline has more toys than a spoilt child's playroom.

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 19, 2012
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The SKODA Octavia vRS Blackline has more toys than a spoilt child's playroom. This Special Edition's highlights therefore include the eighteen-inch black alloys, rear parking sensors, a DAB radio, satellite navigation, and vRS leather upholstery. These, SKODA say, “represents more than £1,900 of extras” at “no extra cost”. They also complement the vRS' electronic stability programme, climate control, and cruise control. All wrapped- up with three vibrant paint finishes: Candy White, Black Magic pearl effect and Race Blue metallic.

The SKODA Octavia vRS Blackline is available in both hatchback and estate form. Both versions are powered by a refined 2.0-litre 170bhp diesel engine that – with either six- speed manual or six-speed auto transmission - propel toy lovers to 62mph in 8.3 and 8.4 seconds respectively. That is fast for reasonably large cars that average close to 50mpg. These workhorses also have plenty of room for children's puzzles and games. As such, the hatchback has a 585-litre boot and the estate's volume is 605-litres. Capacities rise to 1,445-litres and 1,655-litres when the rear seats are flat. More space than most rivals then.

The SKODA Octavia vRS Blackline also has composed handling, a fairly comfortable ride, pleasing lines, and a certain x-factor. It is also further evidence – for the minority who doubt it – that SKODA has come of age. So, the sins of its past must be forgiven. New vRS Blackline prices range from £21,260 to £23,495 OTR. Not sure how much toys cost.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 19, 2012