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Skoda Octavia vRS 245 DSG

Skoda Octavia vRS 245 DSG


When is a Golf GTi not a Golf Gti? When it’s a Skoda Octavia vRS of course. VW Group’s penchant for parts-sharing is well known, but in this instance we think it’s the best example. The Octavia sits on a stretched Golf platform, so there’s a massive boot and acres of rear legroom, but you still get the fantastic handling expected of the platform. Looks-wise the Octavia has just had a mid-life refresh too, with LED headlights added in a new design and the latest VW Group satnav and safety systems offered. This is the top of the line model too, so you get 242bhp from the 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine going through the front wheels via the 7-speed DSG gearbox. There’s ample performance – 0-62mph taking just 6.6 seconds on the way to a 155mph top speed – and you can also expect over 44mpg. Ignore everything you thought you knew about Skoda – the vRS is a proper hot hatch. In fact it’s so good our resident car geek and blogger Tim bought one!


Engine / Cylsi4 Turbo Power242bhp
Displacement2.0ltr Torque370 Nm
Engine PositionFront Top Speed155mph
DrivetrainFWD CO2146 g/km
MPG44.1 mpg Retail Price£28,045
0-62mph6.6secs Cash Alternative£22,000

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