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Thursday, 9 March 2017

Skoda opens the order books for the Octavia Hatch and Estate vRS and Scout models.

  • Prices range from £25,130 to £29,265
  • Retailers open Octavia vRS and Scout order books on 1 March
  • Revised model features striking new front end design and new technologies
  • vRS available with 230PS 2.0-litre petrol or 184PS 2.0-litre diesel engine
  • Scout exclusively 4X4 with 2.0-litre diesel producing 150PS or 184PS
ŠKODA has announced that ordering for the new Octavia vRS and Scout ranges will open on 1 March, with prices starting from £25,130 OTR.  
vRS
The 2017 Octavia vRS features the same evolution of the brand’s celebrated design language as the standard Octavia, with a distinctive new quad light layout featuring full LED headlight technology and the crystalline detailing that defines the look of the new Kodiaq. vRS models are available in two body styles (hatch and Estate) with a choice of petrol or diesel engines, manual or DSG automatic gearboxes and front or four-wheel drive.
 The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine now produces 230PS as standard (+10PS), and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds (6.8 seconds for DSG) before reaching a top speed of 155 mph. Combined fuel consumption for the petrol-powered Octavia vRS is 43.5 mpg for the manual version, and 42.8 mpg for the DSG-equipped model.

Later in the year the petrol vRS range will be bolstered by a vRS 245 model with 245PS, extra equipment and an improved 0-62mph time of just 6.6 seconds.
Diesel models are equipped with a 2.0-litre engine producing 184PS, and can be specified with either front or four-wheel drive, the latter exclusively equipped with a DSG automatic gearbox. The powerful diesel engine accelerates the Octavia vRS from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds (7.6 seconds for the 4X4 model) and can return up to 62.8 mpg on the combined cycle.
vRS models also enjoy a significant boost in equipment levels with full LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats and upholstery, Performance mode selection, Amundsen 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with WiFi hotspot, ambient lighting with 10 colour choices and a super sport 3-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with vRS logo and paddles for DSG models. Those looking to personalise their vRS can add new Alcantara sports seats and upholstery, gloss black elements for the front grille and wing mirrors and a choice of 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheel finishes.
Scout
Scout models once again deliver the perfect combination of comfort and rugged 4x4 ability and feature Alcantara and leather Scout upholstery, Amundsen eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, full LED headlamps, Scout body styling details and off-road mode. Scout models also come equipped with a rough road package that delivers increased protection for the underside of the vehicle along with Lane assist, heated front seats and heated multifunction steering wheel. 

The new Octavia also offers state-of-the-art solutions for connectivity. ŠKODA Connect is comprised of two categories: Infotainment Online services that provide additional information such as weather reports and parking space availability, along with real-time navigation details. Care Connect provides remote access as well as assistance. A year’s subscription to Infotainment online is available as an option on Scout and vRS models.
Safety and assistance systems have also been boosted significantly as part of the model update. Trailer assist is able to control the steering when the vehicle is slowly reversing, while predictive pedestrian protection has been added to the acclaimed Front assist system. Park assist has also been improved thanks to the addition of a new rear radar and rear view camera that introduces Blind Spot Detection and Rear Traffic Alert to the Octavia’s armoury.
ScoutCO2VEDRecommended OTRBiK 16/17P11D value
Estate2.0TDI 150PS 4x4130D£26,525.0026%£26,470.00
2.0TDI 184PS 4x4 DSG133E£29,450.0026%£29,265.00
vRSCO2VEDRecommended OTRBiK 16/17P11D value
Hatch2.0 TSI 230PS149F£25,130.0026%£24,930.00
2.0 TSI 230PS DSG149F£26,520.0026%£26,320.00
2.0 TDI 184PS119C£25,160.0023%£25,105.00
2.0 TDI 184PS DSG129D£26,550.0025%£26,495.00
2.0 TDI 184PS DSG 4x4134E£28,130.0026%£27,945.00
Estate2.0 TSI 230PS149F£26,330.0026%£26,130.00
2.0 TSI 230PS DSG149F£27,720.0026%£27,520.00
2.0 TDI 184PS119C£26,360.0023%£26,305.00
2.0 TDI 184PS DSG129D£27,750.0025%£27,695.00
2.0 TDI 184PS DSG 4x4134E£29,330.0026%£29,145.00