Skoda unveils face lifted luxurious sedan Octavia RS
Czech Auto Manufacturer Skoda has unveiled the face lifted luxurious sedan Octavia RS into the market. As per the company sources, the new Octavia RS comes equipped with 2.0 litre petrol and diesel engines. Skoda Octavia RS could be priced between Rs. 25 lakh and Rs. 30 lakh in the Indian market.
The petrol model is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI engine that is rated at 227bhp and delivers a peak torque of 350Nm. This translates to a 9bhp bump in power, as compared to the earlier model. On the other hand, the Octavia RS Diesel engine gets the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from the pre-facelift variant, which delivers 181bhp and 380Nm of torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a 6-speed DSG is offered as an option, both of them delivering power to the front wheels. The Octavia RS will be able to accelerate 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 6.7 seconds and top speed of 248 km/h (155 mph).
The car shares most of the design cues with the new facelifted Octavia, including the characteristic split-headlights. Major changes include a new front bumper with wider air dams, redesigned front grille, a new black diffuse element on the rear bumper and standard LED taillights. The interiors feature an all-black theme, with RS-Sport seats, a multi-function sports steering and standard ambient lighting.
The new Octavia RS additionally accompanies numerous driver help innovations like Trailer Assist, Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert. Another Crew Protect Assist highlight is likewise being offered which closes windows and sunroofs in the event of an unavoidable mischance.