The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS will only be available in a single variant with a turbocharged petrol engine as before. It is expected to be a CKD (completely knocked down, read: local assembly) model. The price of the RS is likely to hover around Rs 23 lakh, making it the only true blue performance-oriented sedan in the sub-30 lakh price bracket!
- Engine: 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol
- Power: 230PS @ 5,500 - 6,200rpm
- Torque: 350Nm @ 1,500 - 4,500rpm
- Transmission: 6-speed DSG (dual-clutch automatic)
- Tyres: 225/45 R17
- Certified fuel-efficiency: 14.45kmpl (just in case you were wondering!)
The Skoda Octavia RS is the most powerful car in the sub-30 lakh price bracket beating the VW Polo GTI, Mini Cooper S, Abarth 500 Competizione among others. It is like the famous VW Golf GTI (check out the image below), which is not available here, since both the vehicles share the same MQB platform and the 2.0-litre TSI engine.
For reference, the regular Octavia 1.8-litre TSI petrol puts out 180PS and 250Nm
- Candy White
- Race Blue
- Corrida Red
- Steel Grey
To set it apart from the regular model, the RS gets a different set of bumpers with a larger air dam on the front one, while the rear features dual trapezoidal exhaust tips! The flashy colour options accentuate the visual drama further.
Pull the door and the first thing you’ll see are the sporty front seats with tonnes of extra bolstering and ‘vRS’ embroidered on the backrests. The all-black cabin is upholstered in a mix of Alcantara and leather with contrasting red stitching that not only looks sporty, but premium as well. There’s also a new flat-bottom steering wheel on offer. Apart from that, the RS borrows everything else in its equipment list from the top-spec Octavia facelift.