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Brand New ŠKODA Octavia2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr

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£1892 initial rental
£228 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemDrive mode selector
Driver alert systemFatigue detection system
Multifunction colour trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Service interval indicatorVoice control system

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBolero Radio
DAB Digital radioMulti device interface
SD card slotUSB connection

Exterior Features

Adaptive front lighting systemAero wiper + intermittent function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Door sillElectric adjustable heated door mirrors with boarding spots and memory function
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows with child safety lock
Exhaust tailpipes in high gloss blackGloss black roof rails
Headlight washersHigh gloss black front grille
Internally adjustable headlight beam levelLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED rear lights (high)
Privacy glassRain sensor
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

3 spoke leather supersport multi function steering wheelAir re-circulation and pollen filter
Ambient lighting in door trimBackrest release
Chrome inner door handlesDual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Electrically adjustable front seats + drivers door mirror with memoryFloor mats
Front armrest with storage boxFront footwell illumination
Front seatback pocketsFront sports seats
Height adj rear head restraintsHeight adjustable front head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated air conditioned glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentInterior courtesy light operated by door switches
Isofix child seat preparationLashing eyelets in boot
Passenger underseat drawerRear armrest with cupholder
Rear footwell illuminationSplit folding rear seats
Sunglasses storageUmbrella under front passenger seat
vRS Alcantara upholstery and heated front seats 

Packs

LED Interior lighting package - Octavia 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersABS
Automatic post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP including MBA, MSR, ASR, EDL, HBA
Fuel supply cut offHead airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRed brake calipers
Seatbelt warning lampTyre pressure monitor

Security

AlarmRemote central locking

Technical

Sports suspension 

Trim

Gloss black decorative inserts in dash 

Wheels

Low rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)150NOx0.034
Particles0.0006Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Compression Ratio9.6:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)32.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power245
Coin DescriptionTSI 245Coin SeriesvRS
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7Engine Power - BHP245
Engine Power - KW180Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT273
Engine Torque - MKG37.7Engine Torque - NM370
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear225/35 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleXTREMEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1452Height (including roof rails)1482
Length4689Wheelbase2680
Width1814 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1958
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1740Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)610
Max. Loading Weight566Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked730
Minimum Kerbweight1392No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Octavia vRS

The Skoda Octavia vRS has always been the family man's Golf GTI. While it may share a platform and engine with its German sibling, it hasn't been allowed to overshadow its smaller brother. Will the more powerful 245PS model change that? The experts at Car and Driving find out.

Ten Second Review

As you may have guessed from the name, the Skoda Octavia vRS 245 comes with an additional 15PS over the standard car, taking the total to 245PS. Skoda have also added an electronic limited slip differential to help tame things, while equipment levels are up too. But is this pokier engine worth the inevitable price premium?

Background

The Skoda Octavia has always offered bags of space at a bargain price ever since it was first sold in the UK back in 1998. Three years later, Skoda shook up the sensible image with the first Octavia vRS. As the standard car was based on the fourth generation Volkswagen Golf, dropping in the 1.8-litre turbocharged engine from the GTI was a logical move. After building a cult following, Skoda were keen to repeat the formula in both the second and third generation Octavia. While a diesel option was - and still is - offered, it's the petrol model that has always been the performance flagship. The vRS 245 makes sure that is still the case by effectively using the Performance Pack from the Golf GTI to make the most powerful hot Skoda ever. Still, 245PS isn't that much at the very top of the hot hatch spectrum these days. So what else can the vRS offer?

Driving Experience

We might as well start with the headline power increase. With 245PS this time around, Octavia vRS buyers wanting the ultimate ride get 370Nm of torque - enough to manage the short burst from 37-62 mph in just 6.4 seconds. 62mph from rest takes just 6.6s. There is a choice of a 6-speed manual gearbox or - for the first time in a koda Octavia - a 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The handling's been upgraded too, this vRS 245 model featuring a sports chassis that lowers its body by 14mm, plus the rear track is 38mm wider. What else? Well, the ESC stability system has an extra Sport mode and an electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential is also part of the standard equipment. This electronic inter-wheel lock for the differential on the driving wheels allows for particularly dynamic acceleration when exiting corners: the amount of slip on one of the front wheels is limited and transferring power to the road is optimised. Individual adjustment of drive, chassis and comfort settings is possible through a 'Performance Mode Select' system and a 'Performance Sound Generator' gives the engine note a rortier sound. Finally, there's more direct 'progressive steering' and optional adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).

Design and Build

Underneath, the Octavia vRS sits the Volkswagen group's 'MQB' platform that is also found under the Audi A3 and of course the Golf. To put it simply, here's a sensibly styled Golf GTI 'Performance Pack' model, but one with a bigger boot, more spacious rear seats and the option of an estate bodyshell. At first glance, the vRS 245 doesn't appear to be much different to the normal vRS. Look closer. A completely new front section with a wider radiator grille and wide honeycomb air inlets in the redesigned bumper provides for a more dynamic appearance. The slats on the radiator grille and the trim that frames it both come in gloss-black. Otherwise of course, this variant is like any other Octavia vRS model. It also helps that this car boasts one of the most spacious interiors in the class - there's a lot more space than you'd get in comparable Focus ST, Golf GTI or Leon FR models for example. There's also stacks of clever storage ideas. They include a multimedia holder with space for an iPod, a mobile phone and the like. You can also specify foldable cargo elements for a boot area which can feature a double-sided floor covering. On that subject, the boot volume in the Octavia vRS hatch is 590-litres, while in the estate vRS, it's 610-litres.

Market and Model

You'll need to think in terms of a budget of around £29,000 for this car and there's the usual premium of around £1,200 to go from the hatch to the Estate bodystyle. If you're shopping in this part of the market, you might have noticed that it costs only around £1,000 to go from a 230PS VW Golf GTI to a 245PS VW Golf GTI Performance Pack model. However, if you're expecting a similarly slight premium to go from a 230PS Octavia vRS to this 245PS Octavia vRS variant, you're probably going to be disappointed. The reason for that is that Skoda throws a lot more equipment at the 245PS model - it isn't just about the extra power. One example of that is the vRS 245PS model's top-of-the-range Columbus navigation system, which features a 9.2-inch screen and an optional LTE module for super-fast data transfer, and provides occupants with a Wi-Fi hotspot. One of the particularly helpful services provided by this package is Online Traffic Information, which offers recommended alternatives to the chosen route in the event of a traffic jam. A 'Phonebox' package charges smartphones inductively. Other useful features include a heated steering wheel, two USB ports in the rear, a personalisable key and a removable LED torch in the boot of the Estate version.

Cost of Ownership

If cheap running costs are your biggest concern, then you might be better off considering the diesel vRS which offers decent performance with impressive economy. If petrol power is your preference or you just want the quickest Octavia available, the 245PS petrol version still isn't at all bad. Indeed, even with the additional ponies under the bonnet, economy and emissions are pretty much unchanged over the normal vRS. Go for the six speed manual gearbox and that means CO2 emissions of just over 140g/km and fuel economy of around 45mpg on the combined cycle. Unlike many Volkswagen Group products, these figures actually worsen should you opt for the 'DSG' automatic gearbox, but not by too much. The warranty is a standard three years and 60,000 miles (with the first two years unlimited mileage), although this can be extended to five years or 100,000 miles for an additional fee. Skodas also tend to hold their value better than many rivals, while reliability is also better than average too.

Summary

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat. In creating the vRS 245, Skoda haven't suddenly released all of the untapped potential within the Octavia or significantly altered the car's character. Like putting a Performance Pack on a Golf GTI, there's just a little bit more go and a front end that is a bit more resistant to running wide or spinning up an inside front wheel under hard acceleration. If that sounds like faint praise, then you are very much mistaken. There's nothing wrong with the normal vRS: the 245 just gives you more of the good stuff with little to no penalty. Yes, it is more expensive but the increased levels of equipment make the price difference seem more than acceptable. If we were in the market for a vRS, we'd definitely tick the box for the '245' package.

Performance
90%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£228
Initial Rental£1892
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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