Skoda officially launched the Octavia RS in India at Rs 24.62 lakhs ex-showroom India. This is the 3rd gen model, this is not the first time skoda is launching this variant. Previously Skoda launched the Octavia and Octavia RS (first gen model) in the 2002 in India, which was the first car to be manufactured and sold in India by the Skoda lineup . After this, the Indian market gets the most updated and the latest third gen model. We gotta say all automotive enthusiasts from India are jumping of joy after a long waiting.
Aesthetic wise the exteriors get a lot of changes and sportier upgrade to give it a fast and mean look. As we take a look at the front end we can notice the black grille carries the RS logo and it also gets full LED head lamps and integrated LED DRL’s, which are same as that of the standard Octavia.
The enhance the side profile looks, Skoda has equipped the Octavia RS with a new 17inch alloy wheel. We can't forget the red colour disc brake callipers which gives the car a sportier look. Moving towards the rear we can notice the spoiler, redesigned bumper which also carries the new twin stainless steel tail pipes. The Octavia RS will be available in 4 colours which are candy white, race blue, corrida red and steel grey.
The interiors get all black theme with red accent and red stitches. To give this beast a sportier appeal in the inside, Skoda is offering the Octavia RS with a 12 way electrically adjustable sports seats which also comes handy with Alcantara upholstery and memory functions. Along with this it, the car also gets a sporty flat bottom, 3 spoke steering wheel, with multifunction buttons and for quick shifting there is paddle shift behind the steering wheel. The gear knob is covered in all black leather with the RS logo on it, the instrument panel get the RS theme and the sill plates also gets the RS logo. The Octavia RS is also equipped with some modern features such as panoramic sunroof, dual zone climate control. LED ambient lighting, and an 8 inch touch screen infotainment system.
Under the hood of the Octavia RS is an 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine can produce 227 BHP of power and 350Nm of torque. All this power and torque is transmitted to the front wheels by a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox and this also comes equipped with a race mode.
Skoda claims that it has electronically limited the speed of the Octavia RS with a top speed of 250km/h and it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 6.2 seconds.
With the speed comes safety and Skoda has equipped the Octavia RS with ABS, ESC with multi-collision brake, fatigue alert and 8 airbags. Along with these safety features it also gets adiitional modern features like cruise control, hands-free parking, adaptive headlights and keyless entry with engine start/stop button.
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