We have been closely following the developments related with the launch of the upcoming 2013 Skoda Octavia vRS performance 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. Now, Skoda has yet again published a teaser pic of the upcoming vRS. In the image, a portion of the car’s front grill can be seen. The grill, in typical Skoda vRS fashion, sports a badge to announce its departure from the vanilla Octy.
It may be noted that Skoda is having high hopes with the new Octavia sedan and the new car is looking poised to up the ante in its segment. The 2013 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. Please Skoda. .pretty please.