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Old 22nd August 2017, 13:34   #106
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You look good. I will make you mine in 5-6 years time when your current owner dumps you.


If I am the owner.. Will not dump after 5-6 years!!
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Old 22nd August 2017, 14:06   #107
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The dials in the instrument cluster should have been designed better, IMHO they appear extremely incongruous for an other wise sporty looking car.
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I had booked a 1.8 TSI style 10 days ago and the dealer called me this morning regarding the vRS lauch on the 30th of August. He was quite positive that the demo car would be available on the same day.

The only problem would be the price now. The jump from the 1.8 TSI style to the vRS would be a good 8 odd lakhs, if the claimed price of ariund 30 L for the vRS is true.

Now the true heart vs mind battle begins. With all the details available so far, the car looks great. The dealer in coimbatore mentioned only Any idea as to how the steel grey looks?
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Wow. The Blue shade looks striking!

Do I see Alcantara material on the seats?
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Any idea as to how the steel grey looks?
Here you go. Definitely my choice of color.

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Wow. The Blue shade looks striking!

Do I see Alcantara material on the seats?
Yes you do, that is indeed Alcantara.

I wish they'd given us an option with the seat material here because Alcantara on frequent contact points (seats, steering wheel gear knob) wears out quickly and looks really bad in no time. I am fine with alcantara on the dash or the rooflining.

Here's what worn alcantara looks like on the surface
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Yes you do, that is indeed Alcantara.



I wish they'd given us an option with the seat material here because Alcantara on frequent contact points (seats, steering wheel gear knob) wears out quickly and looks really bad in no time. ]

Is alcantara the only choice of seat material? That would be a shame on a daily user. I have never used a car with alcantara and I suppose it would be a nightmare to maintain when compared to leather. I can already imagine my boys spilling their drinks and sweat stains after games. I hope it is not as bad as I imagine. Fingers crossed.

BTW does anyone know the tyre size on the 17 inchers? Hopefully we get the uprated brakes and the smaller wheels size does not affect the brake disc size.

From the pics it looks like we don't get the full black front grille. That would look wicked.

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BTW does anyone know the tyre size on the 17 inchers? Hopefully we get the uprated brakes and the smaller wheels size does not affect the brake disc size.

From the pics it looks like we don't get the full black front grille. That would look wicked.
It should be 225/45-17. That is the correct upsize for the stock Octavia's 205/55-16.
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It should be 225/45-17. That is the correct upsize for the stock Octavia's 205/55-16.

Nikhil, I think they might have gone ahead and plonked the 215/55/17s that they use on the superb considering the suspension looks to be identical to the normal Octavia. I am just wishing that some Octavia vRS owners Delhi swaps out those rims so I can lay my hands on it!
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Nikhil, I think they might have gone ahead and plonked the 215/55/17s that they use on the superb considering the suspension looks to be identical to the normal Octavia. I am just wishing that some Octavia vRS owners Delhi swaps out those rims so I can lay my hands on it!
Anything is possible! But I kinda doubt it. 215/55-17 is not the technically correct upsize. The Superb has it but probably the Superb's OEM size is 215/55-17. It is not an upsize.
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Anything is possible! But I kinda doubt it. 215/55-17 is not the technically correct upsize. The Superb has it but probably the Superb's OEM size is 215/55-17. It is not an upsize.

Absolutely. With skoda, anything is possible. But then again, I don't think this should be treated as an upsize. They could have very well calibrated this as OEM. It's not too much work. I am just disappointed with the lack of a proper sports suspension. At least in pics, the ride height looks the same as standard Octavia.
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A car of this calibre definitely needs a sport suspension and a lower ride height would also look good. Of course, it would be at the cost of scraping a few speed breakers. But I guess the target buyer might be willing to trade off the GC for looks and performance.
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Hopefully we get the uprated brakes and the smaller wheels size does not affect the brake disc size.
17" rims are sufficient for the biggest brake setup Octavia currently employs in any of its variants.

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It should be 225/45-17. That is the correct upsize for the stock Octavia's 205/55-16.
And from the pictures, I believe those are Hankook S1 Evo2 tyres.
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Octavia vRS to launch on 30th August.
Will come with 230HP TSI motor mated to 6 speed DSG transmission, an updated suspension setup and 17 inch alloy wheels.

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Skoda will launch the much-awaited Octavia RS in India on August 30, 2017.
The India-spec Octavia RS will come with a 230hp, 2.0-litre TSI motor mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
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An updated suspension setup will also be part of the package. It will get 17-inch alloy wheels instead of 18-inch ones that are available internationally.
On the safety front, the sporty Octavia will come with nine airbags, ESP and a park-assist system.
Infotainment duties will be carried out by a 9.2-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
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The Steel Grey looks SPECTACULAR!
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