2020 new Skoda Octavia VRS will receive a hybrid installationJanuary 3, 2020
Auto Express assures that the recently released Skoda Octavia will be able to offer the widest range of high-performance engines, as the family car’s VRS line will include a hybrid variation for the first time.
The new Octavia vRS PHEV will be powered by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The new model will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit from the VW Group EA888 family.
Skoda is committed to ensuring that its next vRS is the most productive ever produced, so we should expect the gasoline variation to deliver more than 245 hp.
The total installation torque will be about 400 Nm – which is enough for the car to accelerate to 200 km / h per hour in about seven seconds. Probably the more difficult task for the Skoda team will be to lower the weight of the vRS PHEV, as well as maintain agility in management.
So, vRS PHEV will be slightly slower in a straight line than a gasoline variation. But equally, this battery will make it possible to travel about 50 km only on electricity – potentially giving the Octavia vRS a key advantage over competitors such as the Ford Focus ST.
The Octavia vRS diesel will continue to use the existing EA288 engine with an output of up to 197 hp. According to rumors, Skoda excluded the installation of a twin-turbocharged version of the engine, which is currently used in Kodiaq vRS, where its output is 237 hp.
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