Regulars here would know that we have reported a fair bit about the upcoming performance variant of the latest gen Skoda Octavia sedan. The performance variant of the new Octy will be unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed which will be held from 11th to 14th July. While we already know what the new car would look like, a test mule of the 2014 Skoda Octavia vRS was recently spotted testing.
It is being said that the 2014 Octavia vRS performance variant will be the sportiest of all Octavias sold till date.
Powering the new Skoda Octavia vRS might be a 2.0 Litre turbocharged petrol motor. This is the same engine that powers the Volkswagen Golf GTI. In Octavia vRS, the new engine could have a peak output of 220 Bhp. Rumours are abound that the car might also get a diesel variant powered by a 2 Litre turbocharged diesel motor. Both the engines could be mated to six speed manual gearbox. The new Octavia vRS would also come with a re-tuned suspension with more focus on handling to complement the increased engine power.
Visual changes to the car include smoked headlamps, new front grille, new front bumper, daytime running lamps, low profile tyres, sporty alloy wheels, new rear bumper, a boot lid spoiler and twin exhausts. The interiors are expected to get an all black treatment.
Indian car enthusiasts have a lot of fond memories of the earlier generation of Octavia vRS that was sold in India. We also got the Laura vRS which is basically a rebadged last gen Octavia vRS. Hence, there is a good probability that Skoda India would decide to play Santa and bring the upcoming generation of Octavia vRS to us.