Skoda will release a hybrid version of the “charged” Octavia vRSJanuary 17, 2020
The first hybrid vRS will produce about 250 hp. power and torque up to 300 Nm.
The Czech automaker plans to complement the Octavia vRS line. Standard versions of the new generation Octavia were introduced late last year, but new models under the vRS brand should debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The first time their lineup will include a plug-in hybrid. Sources in the company hint that the new models will be the fastest and most focused on wearing the “charged” vRS series badge.
The new hybrid version promises to offer the most powerful powerplant that has ever been seen in the Volkswagen Golf GTE. As before, there will also be versions with 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel engines, the first promising even more power than its predecessor, where it developed 242 hp.
However, sources suggest that the hybrid version will match the gasoline in terms of return. This means that the now familiar combination of a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and an electric motor coupled to a DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission should deliver about 250 hp. It is expected that it will be slightly slower than the standard gasoline version – acceleration to 100 km / h will be about 7.0 seconds.
The addition of an electric motor and a battery pack installed at the rear (it is assumed that its capacity is up to 13 kW / h) adds over 200 kg to the curb weight, but this will be partially compensated by the instantly generated electric torque and the ability to travel up to 50 km solely on electricity.
A regular gasoline engine is considered the fastest of the Octavia vRS line. There is no official information yet, but sources suggest that the familiar Volkswagen Group EA888 engine will be boosted to 250 hp. Performance is expected to improve compared to an existing car, and a sprint of up to 100 km / h will take about 6.5 seconds.
As before, a choice of automatic and mechanical gearboxes with double clutch. However, it has not yet been confirmed whether the PHEV or the gasoline version will receive the Volkswagen Group VAQ limited-slip electromechanical differential. This equipment appeared in the vRS 245, so most likely it will appear again in versions with a pure gasoline engine.
The vRS TDI diesel is expected to use almost the same 2.0-liter engine as before, with 181 hp. However, changes to the internal components of the engine and its control system will ensure that the device complies with the latest stringent emission standards.
The date of appearance on sale and the price of new items are still unknown, but the first deliveries are expected at the end of this year. A plug-in hybrid model may be the most expensive Octavia, which can cost up to £ 34K
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