Update: Skoda India have officially updated Motoroids India, denying the possibility of the launch of the vRS in India in foreseeable future.
Brace yourself! The next iteration of the popular Skoda Octavia vRS is coming. And if reports are to be believed, it will be here as early as next month. The original Octavia vRS and even the last generation Laura vRS are the darlings of enthusiasts and tuners alike. The new one though, promises to be even more spectacular.
The car made its international debut back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Auto Show. It’s basically a go-faster Octavia with Skoda’s vRS touch which sees more aggressive bumper work- bigger mesh riddled air dams, subtle side skirts, and revisions to the rear bumper to accommodate a diffuser and twin exhausts. A range of new 18 inch wheels and a rear spoiler declares its sporty intents further. The vRS extends the Octavia’s color palette with a range of new, racy shades to choose from.
We kid you not, this car’s going to be really quick- for the 6 speed manual gearbox equipped 2.0 liter, 217bhp TSI petrol variant, 100 kmph is dispatched in just 6.8 seconds, making it the fastest production Octavia in history! There’s also the optional DSG automatic gearbox and surprisingly a diesel engine option too-a 2.0 L TDI motor producing 184 BHP of power and 380 NM of torque, with a 0- 100 kmph time of 8.1 seconds. However, the latter won’t make it to India anytime soon.
The insides are all black with leather everywhere and vRS badges here and there. Standard kit includes rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, DAB tuner and dual-zone air-conditioning; although the inherent Octavia characteristics stay- the superior rear legroom and a humongous 590-litre boot. The Octavia vRS is available in estate body styles as well, the vRS Combi- although we don’t see that coming here anytime soon.
Check out the new 2013 Skoda Octavia in the gallery below.