Skoda Octavia vRS might be offered in limited numbers in India; powered by a 150 PS 1.8 litre turbocharged petrol engine
Czech auto manufacturer Skoda might launch the performance oriented Octavia vRS in India. The car is already available in Europe and it is a delight to the performance addicts. Expect the India spec model to come available with some downsized features and engines as well.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Skoda will bring the Octavia vRS in the country. Earlier Skoda launched the Octavia vRS in India in 2014. It was powered by a 1.8 litre turbocharged petrol engine which churned out 150 PS of peak power. Now the new avatar of the high performance version of the premium sedan is expected to come in the country again.
In India the new Skoda Octavia vRS would come with less engine power than the Europe spec models. Also expect larger alloy wheels, sport bucket seats to make its way into the India spec model. The new Octavia vRS comes very sharp and aggressive looking. It features sharp headlamps, darker front grille with the vRS badge, larger air dams, larger sporty alloy wheels, tail spoiler.
The interior has been updated as well. It sports sporty bucket seats, invoking the performance oriented characteristics. Also the vRS lettering at different places like multifunction steering wheel, door sills, gear lever, dashboard etc. The centre console features an updated touchscreen infotainment system.
The Europe spec Octavia vRS gets power from a 2.0 litre petrol engine. This engine kicks out 220 PS of peak power between 4,500 rpm to 6,200 rpm and 350 Nm of peak torque between 1,500 rpm to 4,400 rpm. It can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 248 kmph.
There is a diesel engine available for the car as well. It is a 2.0 litre TDI engine which pumps out 184 PS of peak power. The diesel variant can accelerate 0 – 100 kmph in 8.1 seconds, while the top speed of this car is 232 kmph. Both the engines get transmission options of a 6 speed manual gearbox, and a 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox.