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Skoda Auto has reopened bookings for the Octavia RS in India. Deliveries of the Octavia RS will begin around the festive season. The Skoda Octavia RS was launched back in September 2017. The performance-sedan now comes with a price tag of Rs 26.78 lakh, ex-showroom (India).
The 2018 Skoda Octavia RS is powered by a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 230bhp and 350Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to a six-speed DSG gearbox. The Octavia RS claims a 0 - 100km/h time of 6.8 seconds.
The sedan now comes with a revised suspension system, for improved driving dynamics.
The Skoda Octavia RS comes with a sportier look, along with a performance body kit. The equipment list on the Octavia RS include all the features seen on the top-end variant of the standard sedan offering.
Additional features on the RS version include larger 17-inch wheels, redesigned crystalline headlights and an adaptive front light system.
The 2018 Skoda Octavia RS also features a number of blacked-out trims, along with a new bumper. The sedan also receives a rear spoiler and steel-tip exhausts.
Inside, the Octavia RS carries forwards a black theme, with the seats getting the RS logo. The front and rear seats also receive contrast stitching.
Other features on the Octavia RS: electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, MirrorLink and smartphone connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Octavia RS also comes with a host of safety features. These include nine airbags, ESP, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, dynamic chassis control and predictive pedestrian protection.
Thoughts On The Skoda Octavia RS
The Skoda Octavia RS is the performance-focused version of the standard sedan offering. The Octavia RS was an instant success among Indian car buyer, with the allocated 250 units being sold out within a month of its launch.