Rumour: Skoda Octavia vRS coming back to India


Recent media reports claim that Skoda is planning to launch the Octavia vRS in India. The vRS badge basically denotes a high-performance version of the premium sedan offering. The earlier-gen Octavia vRS was introduced in India in 2004 as a limited edition offering, but the latest model didn’t get the vRS badge.

In the international markets, Skoda does offer the vRS trim for the new Octavia. It is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 217 BHP @ 4,500-6,200 rpm and 350 Nm of torque @ 1,500-4,400 rpm. This engine is capable of accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. Top speed is marked at 248 km/h. The European-spec Octavia vRS also gets a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine that is rated at 182 BHP and boasts of 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 8.1 second. Top speed of the diesel vRS is 232 km/h. Transmission options offered include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DSG. It remains to be seen what options Skoda India brings to the domestic market.

Cosmetically, the vRS gets various visual differences as compared to the standard Octavia. Exterior changes include a new bumper with wider air dam, a prominent vRS badge on the front grille, larger wheels and a rear spoiler. Interiors of the Octavia vRS are characterized by new bucket seats, an all-black colour theme and vRS badges placed on the headrests, steering wheel, gear knob and door sills.

Source: ZigWheels

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