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.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Imagine a sports car morphing into an SUV. Chevrolet initially revealed the FNR Concept at the previous Shanghai Auto Show in 2015. For this year, Chevy once again graces the...
by - April 22, 2017
From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures...
by - April 22, 2017
Some people may think Audi Sport is a new company but it is in fact the motorsport division of Audi combined with the best of what Quattro GmbH can offer....
by - April 21, 2017
It is not a big secret that premium customers in China have a strong penchant for luxury cars with a spacious interior. In particular, premium customers in China purchase luxury...
by - April 21, 2017
Chinese automaker Chery did not leave a good impression last time they were in Australia - due to its cheap design. But this year, Chery showcases its new Tiggo Sport...
by - April 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries