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Old 30th August 2017, 22:15   #151
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Ron 95 fuel is the recommended fuel as per the brochure. This would limit its touring capabilities in a country like ours, where quality of fuel on the highways leave a lot to be desired.

Hopefully will survive on our regular petrol on the highways.

I guess this should be more of a second car then. A pity, given the practicality of the design, space, luggage carrying capacity and reasonable service cost compared to the big 3.
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This car might actually be the first petrol car we buy in 10 years! I hope they don't mess with the price too much. The UK website shows the VRS cheaper than the L&K. So i hope it's 5L above the Style Plus 1.8 and not over the Top end Diesel.
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Ron 95 fuel is the recommended fuel as per the brochure. This would limit its touring capabilities in a country like ours, where quality of fuel on the highways leave a lot to be desired.

Hopefully will survive on our regular petrol on the highways.

I guess this should be more of a second car then. A pity, given the practicality of the design, space, luggage carrying capacity and reasonable service cost compared to the big 3.


This is where Skoda would have done well if they had also launched the diesel vRS (not that diesel quality is off the scales, but it widens its scope for touring, IMO.) I believe the diesel would have had more takers too. But I guess the diesel with AWD would have been out of reach for many, unfortunately.
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Ron 95 fuel is the recommended fuel as per the brochure. This would limit its touring capabilities in a country like ours, where quality of fuel on the highways leave a lot to be desired.

Hopefully will survive on our regular petrol on the highways.

I guess this should be more of a second car then. A pity, given the practicality of the design, space, luggage carrying capacity and reasonable service cost compared to the big 3.
It'll be just fine. If cars like C63s and M5s can do a tank or two on normal fuel (thought with reduced performance) then the vRS will definitely manage. Though yes, speed 97 or 99 for lucky people of Bangalore will be far better.
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Pricing at Rs. 25,12,750 ex showroom Mumbai. This works out to Rs. 29,79,217 on road individual Mumbai including Skoda shield and the accessories pack. Good pricing, looking forward to getting the car next week.
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Pricing at Rs. 25,12,750 ex showroom Mumbai. This works out to Rs. 29,79,217 on road individual Mumbai including Skoda shield and the accessories pack. Good pricing, looking forward to getting the car next week.
If what you say is correct, the Octavia vRS will be the bargain of the century for Indian performance cars.

I just hope these prices are inclusive of the increased GST cess.

Can't wait to get my hands on one
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If what you say is correct, the Octavia vRS will be the bargain of the century for Indian performance cars.

I just hope these prices are inclusive of the increased GST cess.

Can't wait to get my hands on one
The prices are correct, i have received the exact pricing with break up from the dealer. This however does not include the new 10% cess w.e.f 9th September, 2017.
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The prices are correct, i have received the exact pricing with break up from the dealer. This however does not include the new 10% cess w.e.f 9th September, 2017.
If this is the correct price, its gonna be an amazing buy. My choice of colour would most likely be Steel Grey, as it will almost give it a sleeper look.

Abt 10% cess- which price applies, day of booking or delivery date. Can we freeze the pre cess price by booking and paying now?
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First Octavia vRS for delivery reaches Vinayak Skoda, Bangalore


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Pics credit T-BHPian unknownsatan's friend.

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First Octavia vRS for delivery reaches Mumbai.



Pics credit to my good friend Gautam.
These pics are taken by my friend in Bangalore. Vinayak Skoda. And not mumbai as your friend mentioned. I have shared the same in few groups from where your friend must have taken and sent you.

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These pics are taken by my friend in Bangalore. Vinayak Skoda. And not mumbai as your friend mentioned. I have shared the same in few groups from where your friend must have taken and sent you.
You can see the KA TC plates on the front windscreen.

The car looks really yum.
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Booked a steel grey vRS today. Hopefully the prices are within 30L OTR. With an ex showroom of around 25L as mentioned in previous posts, we are looking at around 31 OTR in tamilnadu at current taxes. Hope skoda takes into account the 10% increase and prices it accordingly.

The car looks fab in white. Was torn between the race blue and steel grey. Finally, settled on the steel grey. Wish they include the all black grille and black ORVMs at least as an accessory. Waiting for the launch and first drive reports from the experts.

And a request to the team bhp moderators to post a first drive impression before the detailed review comes on board.

Happy motoring
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Pricing at Rs. 25,12,750 ex showroom Mumbai. This works out to Rs. 29,79,217 on road individual Mumbai including Skoda shield and the accessories pack. Good pricing, looking forward to getting the car next week.
great sensible pricing. worth every penny, the upgrade over the 1.8 Tsi. Feel sorry for current owners with the top end who could have stretched to a much more reliable gearbox and an absolute peach of an engine.
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Great pricing. I do think Skoda should have also launched a AWD version just to take the game to the next level.

Is the current Octavia a notch-back like the good old days? I love the practicality of hatch/notchbacks


VW now move your bums and get the current gen Golf to India!!

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VW now move your bums and get the current gen Golf to India!!
The problem is Golf is available either in hatchback or in estate form and both of them do not sell in considerable numbers in India under sub 20 lacs category.

I wish VW should develop the Jetta sedan based on current Golf and bring it to India. I am not sure on which platform the next gen Jetta is currently being developed.
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