Earlier this year at the Auto Expo, Skoda launched the most powerful Octavia – the RS 245 – in Indian market. Only 200 units were available in India and all of them have already been sold. Skoda has also started delivering the Octavia RS 245 post lockdown. Now, Skoda Auto has unveiled the next-gen Octavia vRS, and this high performance car looks a lot different from the current version that we have on sale here in India.
The next-gen Octavia vRS looks much more aggressive in its new avatar. This high performance sedan still retains some of its signature elements like the butterfly grille with vRS badging on it, the black treatment which gives it a sporty character and and sharp character lines. The headlights on the next-gen vRS are different from the current 245 version. It is a single unit with ‘L’ shaped LED DRLs in it. The bumper looks more bulkier than before and even gets an LED fog lamps at the lower part of the bumper.
Coming to the side profile, the window frames and the ORVMs get a gloss black treatment which we have already seen in vRS earlier. The alloy wheels look much more sporty and aggressive. The side profile of the next-gen Octavia vRS gets a sloping roof that joins the boot at the rear. It is similar to the design the we have seen in Audi A7 luxury sedan earlier. The rear design of the car has been changed as well. It now gets an all LED tail light with a black boot lip spoiler. Chrome elements on the car has been completely removed and the bumper also gets twin tip exhaust at the lower part.
Skoda had already released details of the next-gen Octavia vRS. For the first time, it will be available plug-in hybrid version. It will be powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor which will generate a maximum of 116 bhp. The petrol engine and electric when combined will generate 245 Bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque.
The power figures remain the same as the current version but, it now generates 30 Nm more torque. As of now interior pictures of the new Octavia vRS are not available as of now and there is no official word of when Skoda will bring this to our market. If they launch the latest Octavia vRS in our market, there are high chances that it will be much more expensive than the current 245 version.