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2014 Skoda Octavia vRS to debut at 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The new Skoda Octavia vRS will debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July and is expected to offer petrol and diesel options.

We had the reveal of the new Skoda Octavia back in December, and the Octavia Estate got its reveal in February. So all that’s missing is the performance end of the new Octavia range – the 2014 Skoda Octavia vRS.

But those wanting a bit more bang in their Octavia won’t have to wait too long for Skoda to deliver the more powerful vRS as it’s scheduled to debut in July at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

What we’re expecting to see in the new vRS – apart from a bigger set of bumpers and wheels to signal its intent – is a 217bhp 2.0 litre TFSi petrol engine from the new Golf GTi which should see Skoda’s performance Octavia offering a decent turn of speed.

But also in the mix looks to be a diesel vRS with 180bhp from a 2.0 litre CR Tdi which promises to offer similar performance - certainly around town – but offer the promise of more frugality when the need to blat isn’t beckoning.

With a debut for the Octavia vRS in July ir seems likely the new vRS will arrive well before the end of 2013 in Skoda’s UK showrooms at a price yet to be revealed. Although a starting price around £23k seems likely.

By Cars UK