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Skoda Octavia vRS Challenge launched

The special edition trim level adds a host of extra equipment and a handful of chassis upgrades to the standard Octavia vRS

Skoda has launched the Octavia vRS Challenge; a special edition trim level at the top of the model’s range which adds a host of extra equipment and a handful of chassis upgrades to the standard Octavia vRS. On sale now, prices for the hatchback start at £30,085, with the estate model starting at £31,285.

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Exterior upgrades include a set of black 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a sports exhaust with black tail-pipe trim, black vRS badging and a pair of black folding, auto-dimming door mirrors.

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Inside, the vRS Challenge gets a leather sports steering wheel, an eight-inch touchscreen with Amundsen navigation, customisable ambient lighting, integrated WiFi, keyless entry and start and a pair of electrically adjustable, heated Alcantara vRS sports seats.

The Octavia vRS Challenge also offers a few chassis improvements over the standard model, including a set of electronically-controlled dampers and an electrically-regulated limited slip differential which, when necessary, can direct up to 100 percent of the engine’s power to one wheel.

It’s fitted with the VW Group’s 2.0-litre TSI engine, developing and 242bhp and 370Nm of torque. As a result, it will do the 0-62mph sprint in 6.6 seconds and push on to a top speed of 155mph. Both the hatch and estate come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but a seven-speed DSG can be specced as an optional extra.

Now read our review of the standard Skoda Octavia vRS. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…

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