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Launched — Skoda Octavia RS

  • Sep 01, 2017
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Skoda has launched the performance version of the Octavia sedan called the Octavia RS at Rs 24.63 lakh (ex-showroom). It now becomes the most expensive variant in the Octavia lineup, which starts at Rs 15.49 lakh and tops out at Rs 22.9 lakh.


The RS gets a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor with direct injection, which makes 230PS of power and 350Nm of torque. It comes paired with a quick-shifting 6-speed dual clutch transmission allowing it to sprint to 100kmph in just 6.7 seconds from a standstill. The other two petrol engines displace 1.4-litre and 1.8-litre and make 80PS and 50PS less than the RS. The torque in both the cars is limited to 250Nm as their 7-speed dual clutch gearbox is not capable of handling any more twist.


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Its 225/45 R17 shoes are wider and lower profile, thus adding more grip for better acceleration and tighter turns. The regular Octavia gets 205-section tyres and 16-inch alloys. Other features of the RS include a new set of machined 17-inch alloys, a boot-mounted spoiler, vRS badging, aggressively-styled bumpers, red brake callipers and dual exhausts. Inside, it gets an all black cabin with Alcantara leather wrapped around the flat-bottom steering wheel, gear knob and upholstery. The Octavia RS is available in red, blue, white and grey shades.


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The Skoda Octavia RS has no direct competition, but it tries to offer top end performance for a reasonable price along with decent cabin space, top quality fit, finish and build. All of these traits are sure to sway at least a few buyers away from entry-level luxury offerings.

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