Designed to conquer road conditions that blight UK roads through the dark winter months, the new Octavia vRS is powered by a 2.0 TDI 184PS diesel engine and equipped with a six-speed DSG gearbox as standard. The vRS 4×4 combines a high torque output (380Nm between 1,750-3,250rpm) with surefooted traction delivered by its four-wheel-drive system. Designed to maximise grip in all conditions, the four-wheel-drive system constantly monitors traction at each wheel and directs power to whichever axle requires it.
Like its vRS siblings, the new 4×4 Octavia vRS also features a host of engineering features that allow drivers to fully and safely exploit the car’s performance potential. These include multi-link sports suspension and electronic differential lock XDS+ for dynamic cornering, progressive steering and numerous assistance systems for enhanced safety and comfort. The vRS also features a striking design package that includes unique vRS bumpers, spoiler and interior.
In terms of performance, Octavia vRS 4×4 hatch models can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds (Estate 7.7 seconds) – some 0.3 seconds quicker than the two-wheel-drive model).
Prices for the Octavia vRS 4×4 range start from 27,315 pounds. And, as customers have come to expect from ŠKODA, the vRS 4×4 comes packed with standard equipment, including Amundsen touchscreen satellite navigation system, 18-inch Gemini anthracite alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension and dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor.