All-new SKODA OCTAVIA vRS iV: sustainable yet sporty
Meet the all-new OCTAVIA vRS iV – our first ever plug-in hybrid (PHEV) to don the famous vRS badge.
Featuring black details on the bodywork, vRS iV is immediately recognisable as the sporty, top-of-the-range variant of our bestseller, now in its fourth generation. And this is just the start of our electrified OCTAVIA range – with three other electrified versions in the new generation line up.
The OCTAVIA iV is a plug-in hybrid delivering 150kW (204PS) and is offered in SE and SE L trims. Two e-TEC variants producing 81kW (110PS) and 110kW (150PS) make use of mild-hybrid technology for the first time at ŠKODA.
Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, said: “We are starting a new chapter in the success story of our vRS portfolio. We are using plug-in-hybrid drive in a sporty top-of-the-range model for the first time. In the new OCTAVIA vRS iV, this both increases performance and reduces fuel consumption, as well as CO2 emissions.”
The 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine (110kW/150PS) and 85-kW electric motor boast a combined power output of 180kW (245PS) and offer a maximum torque of 400 Nm, which is transferred to the front wheels by a six-speed DSG.
The car’s CO2 emissions are approximately 30 g/km in the WLTP cycle*, meaning it already complies with the new, stricter EU6d emissions standard for all newly-registered vehicles in the EU, which will come into effect from 1 January 2021. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 37 Ah equating to 13 kWh, giving the car an all-electric range of up to 60km in the WLTP cycle*.
The battery used in both iV models can be charged at home using a standard household plug socket or a wall box. The charging port is concealed in the driver’s side of the front bumper. A regular 12-volt battery is located in the boot, which has a 450-litre in the hatchback and 490-litres in the estate.
The immediacy of the 330 Nm of torque provided by the electric motor means the vRS iV can pull away quickly. In ‘sport’ mode, which allows drivers to make use of the car’s full power output, the OCTAVIA vRS iV accelerates from zero to 100km/h in just 7.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 225km/h. The progressive steering that comes as standard and dynamic tuning of the sports suspension that is typical for the vRS range cater to energetic driving styles.
Sporty accents, distinguishing visual features
The OCTAVIA vRS iV has LED fog lights and black 18-inch alloy wheels as standard – 19-inch alloys are available as an option. The brake callipers are vRS-typical red.
The grille, air curtains, diffuser on the front apron, aeroflaps, diffuser on the rear apron and window frames all come in sporty black. The hatchback sports a black vRS rear spoiler; in the estate, the roof spoiler matches the car colour.
Dynamic interior styling
Inside the OCTAVIA vRS iV there is a three-spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel bearing the vRS logo and features paddles for operating the DSG. The front sports seats are upholstered in black fabric, while the optional Ergo seats come with Alcantara and leather upholstery as well as seat-depth adjustment. The seats are adorned by a vRS logo and coloured decorative stitching in red or silver-grey, which can also be found on the leather steering wheel, on the armrests and on the Alcantara-covered dashboard.
Decorative strips and pedals with an aluminium design round off the sporty look.