Posted: 13 February 2019 | Category : New models

Skoda to Release Octavia vRS Challenge in UK

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There has been a new addition to the Skoda family with the special edition trim level of the Octavia vRS, named the Challenge. This is a model that features more equipment, a sleeker design and better performance parts than there has been for a while. With all of this, you get a top of the range Octavia vRS. The additions that you get with the new Skoda cars are subtle to the exterior of the vRS, which sets the Challenge apart from the standard version. Some of the exterior features include:

• 19-inch Xtreme black alloy wheels
• New black trim
• Door mirrors
• vRS badging
• Black sports exhaust

Some Changes, Some Familiarity

There are some familiar things about the vRS Challenge, including the fact that the 242bhp 2.0-litre TSI engine is the same as the standard car. You will also notice that the 0-62mph time of 6.6 seconds has remained the same. There is also the choice of seven-speed DSG gearbox, or you can choose the six-speed manual.

There is a high level of equipment that comes with the Challenge trim level, and this serves to build on what is already available on the standard vRS model. Some additions can enhance vehicular performance that has been included, such as the limited-slip differential, which increases the corner grip, and the dynamic chassis control. The DSS system uses dampers that are electrically regulated, with steering to improve the overall handling of the car.

Inner Beauty

When it comes to the interior, the vRS challenge has amazing, heated Alcantara sports seats that have vRS badging emblazoned across them. There is also keyless entry and start to make getting the car going on the road much more comfortable. You can find a colour trip computer with a lap timer also included.

Many people who buy this car will be looking to go long distance, so the Amundsen Satnav, integrated Wi-Fi with a built-in touch screen won't go amiss. The screen itself is an impressive 8-inches, adding to the enhanced look of the dash. If you're driving the DSG models, you will also get shift paddles installed. Other fantastic interior features include:

• SmartLink+ (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink)
• Performance Mode Select
• Virtual cockpit - an optional extra
• Lane assist
• Front assist
• Optional blind spot detection

The Family Car

The new Skoda SUV should be thought of like a large family car that has a sporty edge. It isn't the sharpest out there, but it's the one with the broadest range of talent. Concerning cost, the vRS Challenge costs £30,085 if you want a hatchback, or £31,285 if you’d prefer the estate. There is a rise of around £2,500 over a standard vRS 245, but Skoda knows you’re getting about £4,500 worth of extras for that, so the investment is definitely worth it.

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