Skoda has announced the launch of its new Octavia RS in India at a starting price of Rs 24.62 lakh(ex-showroom). Initially introduced in the year 2000, the car is making its comeback refreshed on Indian roads in a new 2017 look.
The D-segment sedan is internationally available with two engine trims, the 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that clocks 220 bhp and a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 184 bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. In India, the Octavia RS will be available with 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that churns out 230ps and 350Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission unit. The new Skoda Ocatavia RS take just 6.7 seconds to clock from 0-100 km/h.
The front of the new Octavia RS gets refreshed headlamps and adaptive front lighting along with a sporty bumper and mesh grille. The car looks quite similar to the standard car but gets unique and sportier alloy wheels with much bigger tyres. At the rear, the car will feature dual quad-shaped exhausts and a small rear wing at the boot door.
Coming to the interior, the Octavia RS comes with ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, paddle shifters, traction control and a touchscreen infotainment system. Also, the car features a flat-bottom three spoke steering wheel, lane-assist, and blind spot management. The Indian Octavia RS will be manufactured at the company’s Aurangabad plant in Maharashtra.