Thursday, 4 August 2016

Return of the Octavia VRS Generation 3

Skoda is focusing on the Indian market more than ever before to regain its position in the market.
The company has already announced the launch of its 7 seat offroader Kodiak in India next year.
Now they are planning to get the Third Generation of the Octavia VRS version in India.
The VRS was launched in the year 2004 and was the first Turbo Petrol car in the country. The Immense driving pleasure , handling and acceleration made it a king in the performance car segment as was also was the fastest in the segment.

The new model internationally is offered with 2 engine options. The 2.0 TSI petrol engine producing a whooping 220BHP of power and 350Nm of Torque and a 2.0 Liter TDI diesel engine producing 184 BHP and 380 Nm of torque.
The petrol sprints from 0-100 in mere 6.8 seconds , whereas the diesel takes 8.1 seconds.
The car will also get sportier aesthetic upgrades like , Bigger alloy wheels, Sport seats, Sunroof, Boot spoiler, aggressive bumpers , twin exhausts etc.

Internationally the car is available in both Manual and Automatic Gearbox options. In the Indian market we feel the company will bring the automatic transmission although it will be a let down for some enthusiasts who prefer the manual box.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Skoda Octavia vRS to be launched in India in early 2017

The Octavia vRS made its debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, but given the fall in demand of D-segment sedans in India and a high price tag which could clash with the price of its elder sibling, the Superb, Skoda India delayed the launch of the legendary car in India. But given the rise in demand of petrol cars, the performance version of the Octavia could be launched in early 2017.
Internationally, the Octavia vRS is offered with a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that makes 220 BHP @ 4,500-6,200 rpm and 350 Nm of torque 1,500-4,400 rpm. The car does the 0-100 km/h run in 6.8 seconds and hits a top speed of 248 km/h. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox that transmit power to the front wheels.

The bad news is that, in India the car might get the 1.8 TSI motor with 7-speed DSG which is the same as the regular Octavia. The would get stiffer suspension, lower ride height, vRS alloys, vRS bumpers, vRS seats and all-black interior.