First pictures of revised Skoda Octavia models
21 April 2009

These are the first official pictures of the facelifted Octavia vRS and Octavia Scout models.

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The vRS and Scout have been updated to match the look of the facelifted Octavia, which went on sale late last year.

The facelifted vRS has a redesigned front grille, rear lights and headlamps, which can now be fitted with xenon headlights combined with an adaptive front lighting system.

It also has front fog lamps with an optional cornering function and LED lamps for daytime lighting. New 18-inch alloy wheels are also available.

The vRS is also lower and lighter than the standard car, the petrol version by 20kg and the diesel by 15kg.

It is available with a choice of two engines. A 200bhp 2.0 TFSI averages 37.7mpgand emits 175g/km of CO2. The 170bhp 2.0 TDI CR averages 49.6mpg and emits 150g/km of CO2. Both engines are available with a six-speed twin-clutch DSG gearbox.

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

The all-wheel drive system features the fourth-generation Haldex clutch, which can transfer up to 86 per cent of the torque to a single wheel.

The Scout is available with two engines – a 160bhp 1.8 TSI petrol and 140bhp 2.0 TDI PD PDF diesel. They link to a six-speed mechanical transmission.

Both cars are on sale now. The Octavia vRS hatch starts from £18,160, the estate from £19,010 and the Octavia Scout from £18,750.

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The Skoda Octavia is a dependable, quality car which is comfortable and pleasant to drive

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