The new Skoda Octavia vRS has bagged ‘Everyday Car of the Year 2013’ title in the FHM 2013 Car Awards. The annual motoring accolades are bestowed by the influential men’s lifestyle magazine who recognizes some of the aspirational vehicles for their readers.
The third generation Skoda Octavia vRS hatch caught the eye of the judging panel due to its appealing combination of power and practicality. As per the panel, “the two litre fuel efficient engine and sporty design, which is combined with the added element of versatility, makes the high performance model ideal for city driving or longer journeys.” The Octavia vRS is the fastest road-going saloon ever produced by Škoda. It is capable of reaching 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds from a standing start and has a top speed of 154 mph.
Dan Jude, Deputy Editor of FHM, said: “FHM is proud to announce the ŠKODA Octavia vRS as the ‘Everyday Car of the Year 2013’. It delivers great performance and offers fantastic reliability without compromising on aesthetics. Bring on 2014!”
Chris Horrell, Product Marketing Manager for ŠKoda UK, comments: “We are thrilled that the Octavia vRS hatch has been honoured in the FHM Car Awards. The sporty model offers the perfect solution for style-conscious drivers who require superior power delivery as well as all-round everyday practicality. Thanks to economical powerplants and low emissions, the latest Octavia vRS is also affordable to run, thereby making it a very competitive proposition.”
The ŠKODA Octavia vRS hatch is available to purchase from £22,990.