At the beginning of the year, Skoda had confirmed that they would be introducing the vRS in the Indian market towards the festive season. Now that it is almost that time, Skoda has decided to hold a technical brief for the vRS later in the day today.
However, before that, here are the first spy shots of the car testing on Indian soil. Till now, the car hasn’t been spotted on the Indian roads while its sibling, the Kodiaq which is also going to be unveiled today has been spotted multiple times. The vehicle was caught by a Team bhp member. Sadly, the car was in white and not the flashy red or Race blue which is more common on the vRS.
Changes include a new front bumper, a new rear spoiler, dual exhaust tips, a new rear bumper with a large reflector strip and different alloys. The vehicle spotted was with a sunroof, which makes us believe that the variant on sale in India will also be getting it.
Technical specifications is where there is a huge mystery currently. The vRS comes with a total of 2 engine options in the international market. We have the 2.0 liter turbo petrol and a 2.0 liter diesel The petrol comes in 2 states of tune, a 230 hp and a 245 hp version. The diesel on the other hand comes with the 184 hp trip. While it is rumored that the petrol one will be making it to India, we are not sure if it will be the 230 or the 245. Currently, Skoda offers the Octavia with a 1.8 liter TSI which is a cracker of an engine, however it is only offered with a DSG and there is no manual option. We will know later today if the vRS will be offered in manual or will come with a DSG.