Skoda unveils Octavia vRS at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Anita Panait, on July 12, 2013

The new Skoda Octavia vRS had its global debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed slated on July 11 to 14, 2013. Available at a starting price of £22,990, the new Octavia vRS sets new standards for value as its features a number of engineering innovations as well as eye-catching looks and performance.

The new Octavia vRS is derived from the third-generation Octavia that Skoda launched earlier this year. The Octavia vRS model boasts of a number of standard features developed to optimize car’s performance potential, as evidenced by its widely acclaimed vRS badge.

The new technologies in the Octavia vRS both made the car lighter and affordable to run, making it the most complete vRS package Skoda has offered. Alasdair Stewart, brand director for Skoda UK, remarked that the new Octavia vRS "has a very special place in the heart of everyone" at Skoda at it unites their "love of motorsport, sharp design and bold engineering."

He quipped that the new Octavia vRS is one of the most exciting cars they have made. The new Octavia vRS is available in both hatchback and estate forms. It features a motorsport-inspired design that pays homage to its iconic predecessors.

Even though it offers sporty performance, looks and technologies, the new Octavia vRS boasts of being practical and clever.

The hatch offers 590 liters of boot space with the rear seats in position. The estate version, meanwhile, offers 610 liters of luggage room. When the rear seats are folded, the hatch now offers 1,580 liters of space while the estate now provides 1,740 liters of room.

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