Skoda has announced the Octavia vRS will be priced from £22,990 (OTR) in the United Kingdom.

Skoda has announced the Octavia vRS will be priced from £22,990 (OTR) in the United Kingdom.

Described as the fastest Octavia ever, the model is distinguished by an aggressive front bumper with LED daytime running lights and honeycomb mesh grille inserts. The model also has bi-xenon headlights, a dual exhaust system and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The cabin comes nicely equipped with sports seats, a three-spoke steering wheel and ambient lighting. There's also dual-zone climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Under the hood, two different engines are available. The 2.0-liter TSI produces 220 HP (162 kW) and enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph). Likewise, the 2.0-liter TDI develops 184 HP (135 kW) which enables the car to run from 0-100 km/h in 8.1 seconds and top out at 232 km/h (144 mph).

For improved handling, the vRS features a sport-tuned suspension (which reduces the ride height by 12-13mm), a revised steering system and an XDS electronically-locking front differential.

The Octavia vRS is currently available for order and sales are scheduled to begin on August 1st.

Check out the press release for additional information

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