Skoda Octavia vRS Estate Review (2004)

Skoda Octavia vRS Estate Review (2004)
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Skoda Octavia vRS Estate Review (2004)

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The first Skoda Octavia was produced between 1959 and 1971 and the name was reintroduced in 1996, when the current Octavia was launched in the Czech Republic.

The first Skoda Octavia was produced between 1959 and 1971 and the name was reintroduced in 1996, when the current Octavia was launched in the Czech Republic. In recent years Skoda has undergone a total brand rejuvenation with a range of products that are both credible and desirable. The Octavia was launched in the UK in 1997 and is regarded as the car that convinced the British public that Skoda was a manufacturer they could trust.

Skoda has a long history of rally success, most recently with the Octavia WRC rally car and this heritage has been passed onto the consumer with the development of the road-going Skoda Octavia vRS. The Octavia vRS shares the same engine as the Audi TT 1.8 180 bhp and we tested the estate version to find out if it is a credible contender within the competitive hot estate segment.

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Skoda Octavia Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSkoda Octavia vRS
  
Body TypeEstate
ColourBlack Magic Pearl
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8 Seconds
Top Speed 143 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban26.2 mpg
Extra Urban44.1 mpg
Combined35.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group16
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warrantytwo-year unlimited mileage factory warranty
In addition cars supplied by Skoda Auto UK through the approved retailer network are provided with a further year of warranty that is valid until the car has completed 60,000 miles
10-year anti-perforation warranty
3-year paint warranty
Price (when tested on the 21/11/04)£14965 (including £275 for Black Magic Paint)

The information contained within this Skoda Octavia review may have changed since publication on the 21 November 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Skoda dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017