Skoda has unveiled hatchback and estate versions of the Fabia vRS in Geneva. Full details inside.
Skoda has unveiled hatchback and estate versions of the Fabia vRS in Geneva.
Boasting a sporty design, the vRS features new bumpers, a contrasting color scheme, red brake calipers, and a rear diffuser. Inside, the models have height-adjustable sports seats, a sports steering wheel (with paddle shifters), and stainless steel pedals.
Under the hood, power comes from a twin-charged 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 180 PS (132 kW / 178 bhp). Backed up by a seven-speed DSG transmission, the vRS accelerates from 0-62 mph in 7.3 seconds, before topping out at 140 mph (225 km/h) - 141 mph (227 km/h) in the estate. While those numbers aren't terribly impressive, the cars average 44.1 mpg UK (6.4l /100km).
If the performance figures didn't win you over, perhaps the chassis will. It feature a sports-tuned suspension and an electronic XDS differential which "brakes the inside front wheel to increase the torque on the outside front wheel" for improved cornering agility.