The new Skoda Octavia RS is the more premium, sportier and powerful than the regular Octavia sedan.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS, the much-awaited performance sedan from the Czech Republic auto manufacturer, has finally gone on sale in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom), this new Skoda saloon will attract enthusiasts who thrive for speed and performance. Similar to the Volkswagen GTI, the Octavia RS is being imported to India as CBU (completely built-up unit) unit, and will be sold in limited numbers.
First unveiled in December previous year, the new 2017 Skoda Octavia RS is essentially a more premium, sportier and powerful version of the standard Octavia sedan. For 2017 model year, the performance sedan receives multiple design upgrades especially on the front fascia. Some of the key highlights include new LED headlamps with adaptive front lighting system (AFS), a wider griller and air intakes and revised bumper. On the contrary, the side profile remains unchanged. Round the back, the car gets black diffuser, LED illuminated license plate and tail lamps and a sporty spoiler. Read – New Skoda Fabia SUV In The Works
Interior of the performance sedan has also been classed up with a few new comfort features. The multiple driver assistance system and the new-generation Skoda infotainment system further enhance its convenience levels. The list of features includes a multi-functional steering wheel with paddleshifts, LED torch in boot area, umbrella holder under driver sear and illuminated door handle recesses.
For improving damping capabilities of the Octavia RS, Skoda has revised its suspension setup and offers a wider rear track. The dynamic chassis control (DCC) continues to come as standard fitment on the sedan. Skoda’s new performance sedan uses the brand’s tried and tested 230bhp, 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI petrol engine paired to a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. Read About – Skoda Kodiaq | New Skoda Small SUV
The new Octavia RS is performance-oriented and sportier version of the standard Octavia sedan. The saloon is being offered in a single variant priced at Rs 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – Skoda Karoq SUV To Replace Yeti SUV in India
Interested buyers can get their car booked by paying a sum of Rs 50,000.
|Engine||2.0-litre TSI Turbo Petrol|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||6.8 seconds|
Power source for the new Octavia RS is a 2.0-litre turbocharged TSI petrol engine matched to a 6-speed DSG (direct-shift gearbox) automatic transmission. This gasoline unit pushes out a peak power of 230bhp against 350Nm of torque. The saloon can accelerate 0-100kmph in 6.8 seconds, while maintaining a top speed of 250kmph. As a part of Skoda’s Dynamic Chassis Control system, the car gets a drive selector offering three modes – Sport, Normal and Comfort. Read About – New Skoda Superb
Despite being a performance machine, the Octavia RS is quite decent in terms of fuel economy. Packed with the 2.0L petrol unit, it returns a mileage around 12kmpl (43.4mpg). The carbon emissions stand at 149g/km.
Design and styling of the new 2017 Skoda Octavia RS looks identical to the facelifted Octavia, especially the front fascia. Face of the car styled with the quad-LED headlamps, revised front bumper with three air intake, a black radiator grille with ‘RS’ badge and chrome surround and horizontal LED fog lamps of both the sides. Save for the larger 19-inch alloy wheels, the side design remain unchanged. Towards the rear, the sedan gets a new black diffuser element on the rear bumper and LED tail lamps. The license plate also comes with LED illumination. The 2017 Octavia RS comes in a choice of the Race Blue exterior paint scheme. Read – Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Edition – Features & Details
Sporting an all-black colour theme and new RS-Sport seat, the new Skoda Octavia RS looks quite sporty. While the ambient lighting comes as standard, the Alcantara upholstery is optional. There are ‘RS’ badges on steering wheel, door sills, headrests and gear knob. Skoda is also offering ‘Simply Clever’ touches to the saloon including an LED torch removable from the boot lid of the estate and an umbrella under the passenger seat. The car also gets a multi-function sports steering and several driver assistance technologies such as Blind Spot Detect, Trailer Assist and Rear Traffic Alert.
The new Octavia RS also comes with a new Crew Protect Assist feature that not only closes sunroofs and windows in case of an imminent accident, but tightens occupants’ seatbelts to reduce injuries as well. Moreover, this system also works with the Front Assist system enabling it use city emergency braking system and avoid the crash. It also gets a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS has a perfect blend of power, performance and styling that make it a desirable product among enthusiasts.