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Skoda fine tunes Octavia models.

A NEW look is on the way for Skoda's Octavia high performance and heavy duty models.

The facelift brings the Octavia vRS and the fourwheel-drive Scout into line with the new range which was launched last year.

The new vRS has a redesigned front grille featuring the vRS logo and bold headlamps, which for the first time can be fitted with xenon headlights combined with the adaptive front lighting system.

It also has front fog lamps with optional cornering function and LED lamps for daytime lighting. The rear lights have been redesigned to look more attractive and new 18" alloy wheels are available.

Other changes to the vRS include a new metallic paint, Anthracite, and a lowered sports-tuned chassis.

The car is also lighter - the petrol version by 20kg and the diesel by 15kg which Skoda claims improves handling and performance.

The vRS is available either with a 2.0 T FSI 200bhp petrol engine which offers average fuel consumption of 37.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 175g/km. The diesel 2.0 TDI CR 170bhp is capable of 49.6mpg and emits 150g/km of CO2. Both engines are available with a six-speed manual twin-clutch DSG transmission.

The latest Scout also has a redesigned front grille, bold headlamps and body-coloured side mouldings and the front fog lights can be fitted with the optional cornering function..

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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jun 5, 2009
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