The new Skoda Octavia models begin arriving|
in Australia during
the final quarter 2013.
Images show European versions of the new Skoda Octavia vRS.
Skoda reveals new Octavia RS
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5th June, 2013
- New Skoda Octavia vRS - known as "RS" in Australia
- Combination of sportiness, space and functionality continues
- Two new engines: more performance, lower fuel consumption, fewer emissions
- Innovative technology: safety and comfort assistance systems, progressive steering
- Powerful performance, sporty interior and extra sound for that racing feel
The curtain rises for the fastest production Octavia ever: the new Skoda Octavia vRS will celebrate its world debut at
the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 10th of July in England. The Czech manufacturer continues the most comprehensive
model campaign in the company’s history with this latest model. The third generation Octavia vRS/Octavia estate vRS
really makes a strong impression with its powerful and efficient engines, racy design and innovative technology.
"The new Škoda Octavia vRS is in a sports league of its own," says Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland.
"Our latest model stands for horsepower and fuel efficiency and, at the same time, for emotion and rationality. Never
before has an Octavia vRS been so fast and dynamic and yet so spacious, convenient, safe and comfortable as the third
generation of our compact sports car. In this perfect combination, the new Octavia vRS and Octavia estate vRS set new
standards in the sporty compact class and also takes the brand’s sporty genes with it on the road. A perfect car for free
time and everyday use, maximum power, the latest technology and great value for money," explains Vahland.
The new Octavia vRS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds (with manual six-speed gearbox). The new
model also provides all the features on offer with the new Skoda Octavia: high functionality, plenty of room, top-safety,
state-of-the-art assistance systems in terms of safety and comfort, as well as being excellent value for money. The new
Skoda Octavia vRS will be available in European markets as of July, starting in the UK.
Two new engines power the new Skoda Octavia vRS. There is a choice of the two-litre petrol 220 PS or two-litre diesel
The 2.0 TSI-petrol, in conjunction with the six-speed manual gearbox, thrusts the Octavia vRS from 0 to 100 km/h in
6.8 seconds. The new Octavia vRS 2.0 TDI-diesel manages 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds (with six-speed manual gearbox).
Compared to the second generation Octavia vRS, the new engines provide more power whilst consuming up to 19% less
fuel. Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration are fitted as standard. A manual gearbox or DSG dual clutch transmission
are available as options for both engines, each with six gears.
Modern suspension optimises the handling of the compact sports car. The new Skoda Octavia vRS is fitted with sports
suspension as standard. The body has also been lowered by 12mm compared to the standard Octavia (Octavia estate vRS body:
13 mm). The newly developed multi-link axle is used as the rear axle. For precise track guidance, there is a MacPherson
strut with underlying triangle wishbone.
Electronic differential lock XDS integrated into the electronic stability control (ESC) now comes as standard. This
function improves the traction of the wheels and reduces the tendency to understeer in fast cornering. For better
handling and greater agility comes the new electro-mechanical progressive steering. Thanks to this technology, the driver
can make smaller movements in steering to achieve the desired turning radius.
Speed and class are conveyed in the new Skoda Octavia vRS design from the word go. Either as Octavia vRS or Octavia
estate vRS, the latest Skoda model shows off its lean sporty genes. It is clear to onlookers from the start that this is
the new sporty Octavia vRS and the brand’s new design language shines through. The front view is dominated by the
interplay of the characteristic Skoda front grille sporting the vRS badge, distinctive honeycomb air intakes, a new
vRS-style front bumper and fog lights as well as the new bi-xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights
now fitted as standard.
From the side view<,the car is considerably lower compared to the standard Octavia body. In comparison to the second
generation Octavia vRS, the vehicle has grown significantly in length (+88 mm, estate +86 mm) and width (+45 mm). At the
same time the wheelbase has risen by 102mm, enhancing the powerful image of the car as the shortened overhang. The series
standard, red-lacquered brake callipers provide emotion, as do the powerful proportions, high tornado line and sharp,
precise edges and lines.
The Octavia vRS’s new light-alloy wheels lend the car a particularly sporty look. The designers have made four new
17”, 18” and 19” wheel designs. The tyres have an impressive, racy two-tone look, a distinctive outfit, visual lightness,
sharp edges and a finish precise to the smallest detail. The new Octavia vRS drives on the series standard ‘Dorado’ 17”
light alloys fitted with 225/45 tyres. Then there are the optional 18” ‘Gemini’ and ‘Pictoris’ alloys (each for 225/40
tyres). Two colours are available for the ‘Gemini’: silver and anthracite. Anyone who appreciates ultra-sporty wheels
will love ŠKODA’s accessories for the Octavia vRS and there are yet more treats in store like the ‘Xtrem’ 19” light
alloys in black.
The rear is dominated in the lower section by a strong black diffuser element and the overlying wide reflector
spotlight. These elements are also distinctive features of the new Octavia vRS just like the two large,
trapezoidal-shaped chrome exhaust tailpipes. Then there are the rear lights fitted as standard with LED technology in the
brand’s typical C-shape. And the designers have not forgotten about the spoiler, which, on the estate vRS, is fitted as a
The interior of the new Skoda Octavia vRS is characterised by the sporty, black interior. The interior of the front
doors is newly equipped with integrated ambient lighting for the internal door handles. There are newly developed
vRS-design sports seats for the driver and passenger and a sporty three-spoke steering wheel with perforated leather is
fitted as standard. The gear stick and handbrake are also made of leather. The sill plates and pedals are made of
stainless steel. The instrument panel with a rich-colour Maxi DOT display has its own unique vRS design. The steering
wheel, gear stick, door sill panels, seats and floor mats all have the vRS logo.
In addition to its sporty features, the new ŠKODA Octavia boasts all the outstanding attributes that distinguish it as
the new Octavia in both body versions. These primarily include the superior interior space and numerous ‘Simply Clever’
No other compact sporty car offers more interior length (1,782 mm), more legroom (73 mm) or more headroom in the back
(980 mm). The boot volume in the Octavia vRS increased by 5 litres to 590 litres, and the estate vRS has increased to 610
Added to that, there are a whole host of other features, such as the foldable cargo items as well as the double-sided
boot flooring, an ice scraper in the fuel cap and the high-visibility jacket under the driver’s seat. There are also
litter containers, multimedia holders and a number of storage compartments, holders and hooks fitted as standard in the
new Octavia vRS. The new Octavia estate vRS has an optional adjustable boot floor. The jacket shelf under the boot cover
is new in the estate vRS. The roller blind cover for the boot can be removed and stowed under the adjustable loading
floor. The backrest of the rear seat can also be folded 60:40.
The new Škoda Octavia vRS boasts a high level of safety. Included in the newly developed safety system are the Front
Assistant with city emergency braking, Lane Assistant to keep you on track, Automatic Post Collision Braking System with
automatic brake intervention in the event of an accident, Crew Protect Assistant to protect the vehicle under accident
conditions and the Driver Fatigue Sensor. In the event of an accident, a comprehensive package of passive safety features
work to provide the best possible protection for the driver and passengers with up to nine airbags amongst other things.
The car leaves nothing to be desired in terms of comfort thanks to the many on board comfort systems. As an option,
the new Škoda Octavia vRS comes with Adaptive Cruise Assistant, which keeps a set distance from the car ahead. The new
Intelligent Light Assistant automatically switches the long-beam lights on and off. The Automatic Parking Assistant
supports you getting in and out of tight spaces. The road sign detection in the ‘Traveller Assistant’ package indicates
Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-System is also available upon request for the new Octavia vRS along with the electric
panoramic sunroof for both body versions. In addition, there is a completely new generation of infotainment radio and