Skoda Octavia RS launched at Rs. 24.62 lakh


Skoda has launched the Octavia RS in India. The flagship variant of the Octavia is priced at Rs. 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom, India). 

The front gets a glossy black grille with chrome surround and the RS logo. It is flanked by full-LED headlights which come with integrated LED DRLs, similar to the standard car. The front bumper features angular creases and large intakes. Moving to the rear, the RS gets a rear spoiler. The redesigned rear bumper houses twin stainless steel tail pipes.

The Octavia RS gets an all-black interior with red accent and stitching. It gets 12-way electrically adjustable sport seats with Alcantara upholstery and memory function. The flat-bottom, 3-spoke multi-functional sports steering wheel comes wrapped in perforated leather. Paddle shifts placed behind the wheel allow for quick gear changes. It also gets leather gear knob with RS logo, an RS themed instrument panel and sill plates with RS logo. The Octavia RS comes with dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED ambient lighting and panoramic electric sunroof.

At the heart of the Octavia RS is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 227 BHP and 350 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with sport mode which drives the front wheels. Skoda claims that the Octavia RS will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. 

The RS sits 15 mm lower than the regular Octavia. It is equipped with an electronically regulated XDS+ limited-slip differential that gets activated when lateral acceleration reaches 0.15 g. It uses a variable ratio steering rack and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels. It gets disc brakes all around with red painted calipers.

Other standard features offered on the new Octavia RS include cruise control, hands-free parking, adaptive headlights, ABS, ESC with multi-collision brake, fatigue alert, 8 airbags, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, etc.

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