The new Skoda Octavia vRS will be a popular choice with excellent performance levels.
The fourth generation of the impressive Skoda Octavia vRS is now available.
Prices start at £31,495 OTR for what is the firm’s all-new sporting flagship for the Octavia range.
It's available in estate and hatchback body styles, with a high specification to attract car leasing drivers.
The most important aspect will be the powerful 2.0-litre TSI engine producing 245 PS with a seven-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The engine’s torque of 370Nm will be delivered by the automatic gearbox to help deliver a 0-62mph sprint time of 6.7 seconds.
There are more Octavia vRS models yet to be confirmed, including a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a 4x4 as well as a diesel offering.
The special performance model now dates back nearly 50 years and has proved to be a popular choice.
The new vRS offers a sharper design with unique rear and front bumpers plus black detailing.
There's also a lower air diffuser, a double-slat radiator grille and distinctive air curtains that sit above the front fog lights.
The vRS also comes with sat nav, an Alcantara padded dashboard, adaptive cruise control and carbon optic decorative inserts.
Skoda has also added progressive dynamic steering, parking sensors, aluminium pedals and chrome exhaust tail pipes.
The Octavia vRS estate comes with black roof bars as standard, while the hatchback offers gloss black aero flaps, a subtle boot lid spoiler and diffuser.
In the cabin, Skoda has fitted a new functional three-spoke leather steering wheel that comes equipped with DSG paddles.
Drivers also get heated front sport seats, along with integrated headrests and the sophisticated interior is underlined with the black headlining.
The famous Octavia vRS logo, along with distinctive red stitching, features heavily in the cabin for the steering wheel, instrument panel and armrests.
There's also a virtual cockpit instrument display fitted as standard and drivers get the extra sport instrument layout to enjoy.
This sits alongside the 10-inch touchscreen display for the Columbus infotainment system.
Skoda promises that the Octavia's driving experience will be engaging with improved traction on the front axle for cornering at speed. Drivers also get a limited-slip differential to help with handling.
The order books for the new Skoda Octavia vRS TSI petrol-powered car open at the end of October, with deliveries starting by the end of 2020.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.