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Old 3rd December 2019, 12:35   #1
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Wow..what would be the price? Any guess?
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Wow..what would be the price? Any guess?
Autocar India threw a crazy price out there, in the region of 36 lakhs (not sure if that's ex showroom or on road, my guess is the former). What's crazier is that it'll be sold out by March for sure.

There's a load of pent up demand for this car, and really, what other hot sedans are there at the same price point? The 330i would be a very worthy contender, but at the hefty premium it charges and the massive price delta between the two, the Skoda is a no-brainer, all service concerns aside.
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Autocar India threw a crazy price out there, in the region of 36 lakhs (not sure if that's ex showroom or on road, my guess is the former).
36 lakes ex showroom will mean an on road price of close to 43-45. That will be serious money. I expect it to be 29.9 considering the RS was 25.
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Also one thing to factor in is the low depriciation of the Octavia vRS.

Limited units in the market, know someone who sold of his vRS for 28L after driving it for close to 30,000km.

This gen of the vRS will be a CBU so I'm expecting it to be north of 30L.

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Just had a word with the local dealer, he has no idea that about the RS.

Have sent him the screenshot of Zac Hollis’s Twitter page, he’ll tell about the prices if he gets to know.

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Does the 245 have mechanical differences over the 230 ? CBU or not incremental 15hp cant help justify paying the premium, i really hope the costs make sense. Its time Skoda considers selling the VRS like another trim, like it used to. May be consider making it on order.
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Also one thing to factor in is the low depriciation of the Octavia vRS.
Limited units in the market, know someone who sold of his vRS for 28L after driving it for close to 30,000km.
This gen of the vRS will be a CBU so I'm expecting it to be north of 30L.
I have always seen idiotic prices for used vRS's, but never knew that they actually sold for that much! If you are spending almost 30 lakhs you could have your pick of 330i's or XE's, or even more exotic cars which are all RWD / AWD.

I recently had a chance to drive a friend's Laura 1.8 TSI back to back with my 320d. The balance and poise of the 50:50 weight distribution due to RWD is immediately noticeable as soon as you turn the steering even a little bit. The Laura felt very front heavy while turning in, and didn't inspire much confidence in a chicane, while the 3 just felt weightless in the same set of turns. I don't know how much more agile the RS is, but I doubt if it can match a proper RWD setup. There's no escaping the laws of physics.
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Does the 245 have mechanical differences over the 230 ? CBU or not incremental 15hp cant help justify paying the premium, i really hope the costs make sense. Its time Skoda considers selling the VRS like another trim, like it used to. May be consider making it on order.
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Possibly the adaptive dampers too. Only time will tell if that made the cut.
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Good news for people waiting for this. I hope Skoda does not mess this up with absurd pricing. The only reason it was a hit last time was because of the VFM factor as compared to 3 series et al.

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I have always seen idiotic prices for used vRS's, but never knew that they actually sold for that much! If you are spending almost 30 lakhs you could have your pick of 330i's or XE's, or even more exotic cars which are all RWD / AWD.
And you wont believe me if I tell you Big Boy Toyz had one white vRS listed for 19.99L (pretty low run) in the early stages when the demand was not as high as it is now.
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Wow, great news.! Skoda has such confidence on this product, that this is coming to India even after an all new generation of Octy has been announced.!

Any idea whether this will come with the mandatory speed alert system of single beep at 80 Kmph and continuous beeps after 120 Kmph?
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Any idea whether this will come with the mandatory speed alert system of single beep at 80 Kmph and continuous beeps after 120 Kmph?
As per the rules, all cars manufactured after April 2019 should get the speed alert system.
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As per the rules, all cars manufactured after April 2019 should get the speed alert system.
This is CBU though, does the same rule apply to these cars??


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And you wont believe me if I tell you Big Boy Toyz had one white vRS listed for 19.99L (pretty low run) in the early stages when the demand was not as high as it is now.
I don't know the going price of these, but I see one listed for about 30l since the last 3 months atleast.

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