Octavia vRS Gains 4x4 Option and Sat-Nav

- New 4x4 option added to Octavia vRS range - fitted with six-speed DSG as standard

- Perfect combination of power, performance and practicality

- Octavia vRS 4x4 models start from £27,315 OTR. Available to order now.

- Amundsen sat-nav added to standard specification on all Octavia vRS models

- 30,000 examples of the Octavia vRS sold in the UK since 2001

ŠKODA is continuing the expansion of its sporting flagship Octavia vRS line-up with a specification boost and the introduction of a new 4x4 transmission option. Following hot in the tracks of the new vRS 230, the fastest production ŠKODA Octavia ever, the updated range hits showrooms later this year. Prices for the Octavia vRS 4x4 start from £27,315 OTR (£28,515 OTR for the Estate).

Offered with the 2.0 TDI 184PS diesel engine, the vRS’ four-wheel drive system is coupled to a six-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG) as standard, which delivers a smooth and strong acceleration in all road conditions. The Octavia’s 4x4 system constantly monitors traction at each wheel and can direct power to whichever axle requires it.Offered with the 2.0 TDI 184PS diesel engine, the vRS’ four-wheel drive system is coupled to a six-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG) as standard, which delivers a smooth and strong acceleration in all road conditions. The Octavia’s 4x4 system constantly monitors traction at each wheel and can direct power to whichever axle requires it.

The Octavia vRS 4x4 models can sprint from zero to 62mph in just 7.6 seconds and have a broad and flexible mid-range – made possible by the engine’s high torque output of 380Nm, available between 1,750-3,250 rpm.

From 1 November, prices for the Octavia vRS range start from £24,230 OTR for the Hatch and £25,430 OTR for the Estate, an increase of £400, however, buyers will get the Amundsen satellite navigation system as standard (previously £755), offering a customer saving of £355.

With a capacitive touchscreen display and SD card slot, this feature-packed unit joins a specification list that already includes 18-inch Gemini anthracite alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension and dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor.

More than 30,000 Octavia vRS models have been sold in the UK since its introduction in 2001. Its unique combination of performance, value and unrivalled levels of space has made it a popular choice with UK buyers.

Engineering highlights in the vRS range include multi-link suspension and electronic differential lock XDS+ for dynamic cornering, progressive steering and numerous assistance systems for enhanced safety and comfort. The vRS also features a striking design package that includes unique vRS bumpers, spoiler and interior.