Skoda launches limited edition Octavia

Skoda has unveiled a new version of its Octavia that could help to boost demand for used Skodas as well.

The brand new Octavia vRS is set to be a limited edition, with just 500 models in production, but the hype surrounding the new car will no doubt raise the profile of other models of used Skodas.

The new car also has another perk for drivers, because the company has said it will pay the VAT on the vehicle, helping hard-pressed motorists to make the purchase.

That means the new models will be over £1,000 cheaper than other Octavias on the market – despite having extra features such as Italian leather seats, a touchscreen audio unit and alloy wheels.

"The vRS is already astonishingly good, and for a select number of drivers we’ve made it even better," a Skoda spokesman told Auto Express.

One reviewer at Channel Four described the new car as being "as impressive as ever" – something that is sure to please used Skoda dealers, as the interest in older models of the Octavia is likely to flourish once these 500 new vehicles have been snapped up.

Written by Barry Oakey

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