New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS teased in new sketches
The design is constructed on the brand new Octavia’s sharp new surfacing, revealing a considerably extra aggressive nostril with darkish detailing and a brand new mesh end under the basic slatted grille. The five-spoke wheels (that are clearly outsized in these designer-centric photographs), skirts and rear bumper are additionally contemporary, with the trademark full-width reflector and rectangular rear exhaust finishers.
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Skoda has additionally confirmed that the brand new Octavia vRS will function a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the primary time. As a consequence of its technical similarities with the all-new Golf, it’s possible that the brand new Octavia vRS will borrow the brand new GTE’s 242bhp plug-in powertrain that mixes a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an electrical motor.
Within the Golf, energy is shipped to the entrance wheels through a seven-speed DSG, which we count on would be the similar for this Octavia vRS. Skoda has not confirmed whether or not the Octavia vRS can even be accessible with pure petrol or high-specification diesel engines as within the earlier model, however as the corporate has not shied away from providing a wide range of powertrains underneath the vRS badge earlier than, we suspect different powertrains can even be accessible in time.
Elsewhere, count on the same old mixture of vRS additions to the Octavia’s contemporary styling, giving the aesthetic a extra aggressive but nonetheless understated look. The inside, in the meantime, must also decide up new seats, loads of contrasting stitching and a sportier steering wheel.
Though complexity and due to this fact weight will doubtlessly rise with the brand new plug-in hybrid type, we anticipate finding out whether or not Skoda is ready to correlate a hybrid powertrain with the vRS’s efficiency aspirations. Full particulars will likely be revealed nearer to the mannequin’s Geneva motor present preview, with gross sales within the UK to kick off later within the yr.