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SKODA OCTAVIA DIESEL HATCHBACK

2.0 TDI 200 vRS 4x4 5dr DSG

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency56.50mpg
Emissions
Emissions145.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed150mph

Driver Convenience

  • 1x USB Type C port in rear view mirror (charging only)
  • 2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
  • 2x USB Type C ports in rear of front centre armrest (charging only)
  • Bluetooth system
  • Columbus satellite navigation with 10" touchscreen display
  • Front assist system
  • Progressive dynamic steering
  • Smartlink (includes android auto and mirrorlink)
  • Speed limiter
  • Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
  • Voice control system
  • Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Swing radio with 8.25" touchscreen

Exterior Features

  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • Door sills with vRS logo
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Exterior gloss black sports styling including front grille, side strip, window surrounds, door mirror and badging
  • Full LED Matrix headlights with AFS and integrated headlight washers, rear LED lights and dynamic indicators and cornering front fog lights
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • High level third brake light
  • Ice scraper in fuel cap
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Rear fog light on one side
  • Rear privacy glass
  • vRS bumpers and lip spoiler

Interior Features

  • 3 rear headrests
  • 4 foldable roof handles
  • Alcantara padded dash panel with contrast stitching
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Black headlining
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front head restraints
  • Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
  • Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
  • Leather trimmed gearshift lever
  • Luggage compartment lighting x1 light
  • Mechanical rear seat release
  • Parcel shelf - folding
  • Satin black textured with artificial stiching in dash board pads
  • Sun visors with mirrors
  • Sunglasses storage
  • Textile floor mat set
  • Three spoke heated leather multifunction steering wheel with paddles
  • Ticket holder
  • Umbrella in door panel
  • Unsplit rear bench seat and split folding backrest

Packs

  • LED interior light pack - Octavia

Safety

  • 3 point front/outer rear seatbelts+pre-tensioners
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, tilt sensor and back up horn
  • Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
  • Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
  • Automatic warning lights in case of emergency braking
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency call and proactive services
  • ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Hill hold control
  • Hill start assist
  • ISOFIX on front passenger seat and outer rear seats
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Red brake calipers
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Visual and acoustic seat belt reminder
  • Warning reflectors in front door

Security

  • Door locks with immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start/stop including rear doors
  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • Electronically controlled limited slip differntial
  • Front and rear stabilizers
  • Sports suspension with 15mm lower

Trim

  • Carbon optic decorative inserts
  • Gloss black air vent surrounds

Wheels

  • 19" Altair anthracite alloy wheels

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Safety

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    131
  • HC
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.028
  • Particles
    0.0004
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    160
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    135
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    138
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    122
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    231
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    219
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    159
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    147

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1968
  • Compression Ratio
    15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    81
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    95.5
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    56.5
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    67.3
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    44.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    8.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    8.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    5.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    32.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    34
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    50.4

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    200
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TDI 200 4x4
  • Coin Series
    vRS
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    25E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    92
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    88
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    73
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    79
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    130000
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    200
  • Engine Power - KW
    147
  • Engine Power - RPM
    3600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    295
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    40.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    400
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    150

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    ALTAIR
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1456
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4702
  • Wheelbase
    2681
  • Width
    1829
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1994

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    56.5
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2125
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1555
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    600
  • Max. Loading Weight
    598
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1527
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.4

The fourth generation Skoda Octavia vRS follows a well-established routine. Why mess with a winning formula? Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Yes, the vRS is the go-faster model of the Skoda Octavia range, launched at a time when going faster seems to be about as socially acceptable as a Gary Glitter comeback tour, but stick with it. There's a lot more to this car than flicking the vees at the mandated speed limit. The vRS has long been a car that's all about making discreet progress, which is why they're the darlings of motorway police the length and breadth of the country. They're capable but subtle. Granted, a GATSO camera's not going to differentiate between a navy blue Octavia and a lime green Lambo, but if you prefer not to draw attention to the fact that you enjoy your driving, the vRS is a wholly informed choice. This one's the fourth generation vRS model, although those of you with longer memories might well recall the first generation car initially being badged an RS. That car first appeared in 2001, with the bigger and better built second generation model arriving in 2005 and a MK3 version arriving in 2012. This latest vRS adds the option of Plug-in hybrid tech to the existing petrol and diesel 2.0-litre options. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

Of course, you want to know how quick the VRS is. I did. So, being completely useless at suspense, here's the detail. The 245PS 2.0-litre TSI petrol powerplant driving through the 7-speed DSG auto gearbox that most will want (there's an alternative 6-speed manual also available) will punt the Octavia vRS to 62mph in only 6.7 seconds. There's also an alternative 200PS 2.0 TDI diesel vRS variant which can optionally be had with 4WD. Or even a vRS iV Plug-in Hybrid variant which gets 400Nm of torque and an all-electric driving range of 34 miles. All vRS derivatives get more direct 'Progressive' steering. And fine-tuned sports suspension lowered by 15mm. An electronic VAQ limited-slip differential is fitted as standard and provides more traction on the front axle through corners, while the braking system features 17-inch front discs as standard. Whatever flavour of Octavia vRS you happen to prefer, it'll come with a fresh generation of drive assist technology. Previously, the optional 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' system (now standard) merely braked and accelerated the car based around a pre-set speed. Now, it uses the car's front camera system, GPS data and a host of sensors to drive the car predictively. So when 'ACC' is set, the car knows in advance about bends, roundabouts and upcoming traffic flow, plus this Skoda will adapt itself to speed limits as you enter them.

Design and Build

Available in either hatch or estate guise, the fourth-generation Octavia vRS introduces an evolved look that is both sporty yet subtle. Although instantly recognisable as a member of the vRS family, the new Octavia is sharper and more intricately detailed than its best-selling predecessor. Both hatch and estate models feature unique front and rear bumper designs that incorporate a host of black details. These include the double-slat radiator grille, lower air diffuser and the distinctive air curtains above the front fog lights. The door mirror housings and window frames are also finished in gloss black, while the estate model is finished with black roof bars as standard. At the rear, the hatch model adds gloss black aero flaps, diffuser and a subtle boot lid spoiler, while both models come with chrome exhaust tailpipes and bespoke vRS badging as standard. Inside, this vRS aims to combine sportiness with comfort and a generous quota of technology. The smarter multifunction three-spoke leather steering wheel is equipped with DSG paddles and knurled wheels in a chrome design. As usual with an Octavia, back seat space is class-leading. As is boot capacity, which has grown to 600-litres in the hatch, or 640-litres in the estate.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £31,500 for a typical 2.0 TSI DSG hatch vRS model - and there's the alternative of an estate body style. You can also have manual transmission. Obviously, you'll pay more for the alternative 2.0 TDI 200PS DSG diesel derivative - and quite a lot more for the vRS iV DSG petrol Plug-in Hybrid. Equipment levels are generous, including 19-inch 'Altair' anthracite alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tailpipes, a powered tailgate, an exterior gloss black sports styling kit with bespoke bumpers and red brake calipers, full-LED Matrix headlights, rear privacy glass, keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist, 'Progressive' dynamic steering and sports suspension that's 15mm lower than the standard Octavia. Inside, there's a three-spoke leather sports multi-function steering wheel, a black headlining and Adaptive cruise control. The seats, along with the steering wheel, armrests and Alcantara-padded instrument panel all bear the famous vRS logo and distinctive red stitching. Carbon optic decorative strips, LED ambient lighting and aluminium pedals complete the vRS's interior design package. The brand's Virtual Cockpit instrument panel is fitted as standard and offers an additional Sport layout. This complements the Columbus infotainment system that features a large 10-inch touchscreen display.

Cost of Ownership

As well as offering a good deal more pace and space than many of its rivals, this MK4 model Octavia vRS doesn't do at all badly on economy and emissions, hence a reasonable BiK tax rating for the 2.0 TSI variant of 34%. The car's efficiency readings are helped by an 'Energy Recovery' set-up which reclaims energy that would otherwise be lost under braking or during cruising. And the usual Start/stop system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. With the diesel variant, you'll need to keep the tank for the necessary AdBlue additive topped up to keep within sight of the quoted readings. Of course, the figures you'll achieve will depend to a great extent on how you drive, another area in which this Octavia aims to assist you. The 'Drive Mode Select' set-up offers the option of an 'Eco' setting that'll tweak all of the car's systems for ultimate frugality. In addition, whichever Octavia vRS variant you select, you can monitor its ongoing frugality via selectable consumption read-outs on the left and right hand side of the 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument binnacle screen. Or via the 'Vehicle' section of the centre-dash screen where you can select 'Since Start', 'Long Term' and 'Since Refuel' read-outs on economy. The ultimate performance/efficiency Octavia vRS combination is delivered by the Plug-in Hybrid iV variant, which can go up to 34 miles (WLTP) on a single charge which would take about 3.5 hours from a garage wallbox.

Summary

The Skoda Octavia vRS does nothing particularly radical - but then it doesn't need to. It has established a profitable niche for itself in offering a model that's presentable, rapid, discreet and which won't break the bank. Buying a quick car is no longer the no-brainer decision it once was, especially when the budgetary constraints of a growing family look likely to stymie your plans. The vRS offers all the solid common sense of the Skoda brand with more than enough about it to reassure anyone that they're not on the fast track to pipe and slippersville. Downsides? There aren't really too many to mention. If you're the sort of person who'll feel the irresistible draw of the Volkswagen or Audi brands, you probably won't give the less overtly slick Octavia the time of day. Still, that just leaves the vRS as a potential winner for anyone who doesn't feel the need for a more prestige badge. When the outside lane of the motorway clears like Moses parting the Red Sea before you, you'll probably realise it was money well spent.

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