Skoda Octavia is running well on the Indian roads and also has given the company a pleasing no. of sales since its launch. Therefore, it is being rumored that company is now bringing the high-performance version of this sedan to celebrate the success. Though, no official statement has been released yet by the company in this matter. This sporty version of Octavia is said to be named as Octavia vRS which has been launched globally at Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013 and expected to hit the Indian market floor sometime around August 2014.
Note: The mentioned facts here are yet to be confirmed by the company and hence could be changed by the launch.
While the ongoing Octavia comes at a cost of around 13.95-19.45 lakhs, the high performance Octavia vRS might carry the price tag between 18-21 lakhs.
Coming to its mechanical powers, expected engines for Indian Octavia vRS has not disclosed yet but for Europe, company has equipped both diesel as well petrol fuel trims. While the petrol unit is a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged developing max power of 220bhp, the diesel mil is also a 2.0 liter turbocharged good to produce 184bhp of max output.
The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual as well as 6-speed dual clutch DSG gearbox. We expect the same engines and specs in Indian Octavia vRS too which could only be confirmed by its launch though.
Space & Dimension:
No reported changes are expected in its dimensions and space as well. It will share the same overall dimension of 4659mm x 1814mm x 1476mm along with the wheelbase of 2688mm and wonderful car boot of 590 liters.
Interior & Exterior:
As per the model revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show, it is going to share the entire features of ongoing standard Skoda Octavia at interior as well as exterior. But, to make it different than ongoing version, a 3-spoke steering wheel, sports-style bucket seats, ambient lighting, dual zone climate control, touchscreen infotainment system etc. might make their presence as newly added features.
Other than this, traction control, ESP etc are some features which are also in the list and rumored to be come as standard equipments in Octavia vRS.
While at outside glimpse, it is likely to get sporty touch with sporty bumpers, massive grilles, redesigned fog lamps, black headlights etc.
We always find Skoda’s models attractive and with eye catching glimpses but still it will not wrong to say that this company couldn’t reach to that level where it should have been. Well, it’s really a nice step to launch sporty version of a classy sedan as the people who love to drive crazily will now have one more option of sporty car in their list.