The Czech Republic automaker, Skoda has taken the wraps off the all-new Octavia RS 245 performance sedan at the 87th Geneva Motor Show. Interestingly, the Skoda Octavia vRS 245 will be the most powerful and quickest factory produced Octavia ever. What’s more exciting about the car is its 2.0-litre engine that can do 0-100kmph in just 6.6 seconds. This turbo-boosted motor punches out a top power of 245PS (242bhp) and 370Nm of torque.
The most powerful Octavia offers a thrill of 250kmph top speed. The Skoda Octavia vRS 245 can be brought either with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The electronic limited slip differential system delivers power to the front wheels. This performance sedan also offers ESC (electronic stability control) system with Sport mode. Read – 2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift – All You Need To Know
Designed on a special sports chassis, the new Octavia RS 245 sits 15mm lower and measures 30mm wider than its predecessor. While the height of the saloon has been trimmed down by 14mm, the rear track is now 38mm wider. Carrying sporty design details, the Skoda Octavia vRS 245 is said to be the new face of the brand. Its completely new front fascia features a wider radiator grille, revised bumper, wide honeycomb air inlets and fully LED headlamps with adaptive front light system.
Similar to the headlights, the fog lamps, taillamps and number plate illumination follow Skoda’s new crystalline design language with LED technology. The gloss-black treatment on the front grille, 19-inch alloys and frame trim add more to its sporty appearance.
Inside, the Skoda Octavia vRS 245 welcomes you with sporty black colour theme, premium Alcantara sports seats, aluminium pedals and a multi function steering wheel with paddleshifts. The signature RS logo has been embossed on the race-style bucket seats, perforated leather wrapped steering wheel and front door sills. The car exclusively offers LED ambient lighting in ten colour options.
The car also comes fitted with a new 9.2-inch infotainment display with navigation and an optional LTE module. The Skoda Connect App enables users to connect their smartphones to the car. Skoda also offers multiple personalisation options for removable LED torch in the boot, two USB ports with rear passengers, heated steering wheel and a key.
The Skoda Octavia vRS 245 comes with several driver assistance systems including Trailer Assist, Predictive Pedestrian Protection, Front Assist, Blind Spot Detect, Rear Traffic Alert, Manoeuvre Assist, Crew Protect Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, etc.
Skoda Octavia vRS 245 India Launch Date
As for now, there is no official confirmation about the India launch of the Skoda Octavia vRS 245. Though, we will see the updated Skoda Octavia RS by mid 2017.