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

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

We really couldn’t deny that quite a number of Audi customers and would-be-buyers are intently waiting for higher performance RS versions of the Audi A4 and A5. Of course, these...
by - January 17, 2017
The Chevrolet Cruze is coming to Australia. But it won’t be known as the Chevrolet Cruze. Instead, it will bear the Holden badge and get the Astra moniker. The 2017...
by - January 17, 2017
As expected, four years after the current generation of the BMW 4 Series was introduced in 2013 with the BMW 4 Series Coupe, the German premium carmaker is implementing a...
by - January 17, 2017
As BMW continues to pursue its plans for the coming years, President-elect Donald Trump gave out a warning to car manufacturers to prevent them from exporting their cars to the...
by - January 17, 2017
Audi recently unveiled its Q8 full-size coupe SUV concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Bearing the traditional functionality of an SUV and the sexy and sporty styling...
by - January 17, 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