Skoda Octavia RS launched in India. The new Skoda Octavia RS is priced at Rs 24,62,000 ex-showroom (pan India).The all-new Skoda Octavia RS is the fastest and most powerful car from the Czech carmaker currently on sale in India.
Skoda is offering the Octavia RS with four years/1,00,000km warranty, 4 years/ unlimited km roadside assistance and four periodic maintenance services every 15,000km/1 year (whichever occurs earlier).
Skoda Octavia RS Specifications & Mileage
The new Skoda Octavia RS is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 227bhp at 5,500 - 6,200rpm and 350Nm of torque at 1,500 - 4,500rpm which is sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The Skoda Octavia RS sprints from 0-100kph in 6.8 seconds and continues accelerating till it tops out at 250kph. The Skoda Octavia RS returns an ARAI-certified mileage of 14.45kpl and requires 95 RON fuel to optimise performance. The Octavia RS has a ground clearance of 103mm when fully laden.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Design & Features
In terms of design, the new Skoda Octavia RS sports a few distinctive styling cues that help distinguish it from the regular Octavia.
Up front, the Octavia RS features a blacked-out butterfly grille with RS badging while the front bumper has been heavily tweaked and gives the Octavia RS a more aggressive look. The three-piece bumper features a large central air dam flanked on either side by intakes playing host to the fog lamps.
The Octavia RS sits on 17-inch 'Hawk Anthracite' alloy wheels which are shod with 225/45 R17 tyres. The RS also features larger brakes along with red brake callipers.
At the rear, the Octavia RS sports a new bumper which features a red reflective strip above the black diffuser is flanked on either end by stainless steel tailpipes. Also present at the rear is a fixed spoiler and an RS badge on the bootlid.
The Octavia RS for India comes in four different exterior colour options - Candy White, Race Blue, Corrida Red and Steel Grey.
Inside, the Octavia RS features a sporty theme with a black interior featuring red accents galore. The 12-way electrically adjustable sports seats up front get the RS logo embroidered into the headrests and are upholstered in Alcantara with red contrast stitching.
Also present is a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel which is draped in perforated leather and features controls for the audio system and phone connectivity. The steering wheel also gets paddle shifters which can be used to take manual control of gearshifts and an RS badge on the bottom spoke.
Other features include door sills & gear knob with the RS badge inscribed into them, steel foot pedal covers, and ambient lighting.
The Skoda Octavia RS also sports a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, dual-zone climate control with adjustable rear A/C vents. The instrument cluster also features a lap timer.
Safety features include multiple airbags (2 up front, curtain & side airbags front and rear), ABS with EBD and hydraulic brake assist along with a brake pad wear indicator.
Other features include traction control, electronic differential lock, electronic stability control, multi-collision braking, tyre pressure monitoring system and parking sensors.
The Skoda Octavia RS marks the return of Skoda's go faster RS brand to India. The Skoda Octavia RS offers big performance upgrades over the regular car and enthusiasts won't mind paying the extra dough to get their hands on the fastest Skoda to hit India, considering its German and British performance rivals cost almost twice as much.