Skoda has reportedly decided to launch the Octavia vRS in both, petrol and diesel variants in India by 2017. It is expected that the firm is planning to launch four new products by next year in India and the Skoda Octavia vRS will be the first one of these four to make its way to the Indian shores.
The diesel vRS will be powered by a 2.0 L, TDI engine, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine, which produces 184hp of power and 380Nm of peak torque. The car can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.1 seconds. The petrol version will be powered by a 2.0 L, TSI , turbocharged engine, which churns out 220hp of power. The petrol version Octavia vRS can sprint from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds. The international version of the car gets a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed DSG unit. The car might also get the DSG gearbox as the standard Octavia in India.
Skoda has not made any changes to the vRS apart from the black grille with vRS badging along with the sportier wheels and bumper. Interior of the car will get sports seats, steering mounted controls and a touch screen infotainment system. The launch of the Skoda Octavia vRS will take place around the next year in India and we expect the model to be priced between Rs 20 lakh - Rs 25 lakh.