The Skoda launched the Octavia RS in India at an ex-show room priced at Rs. 24.62 lakh. 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.
Octavia RS also gets several key design changes which include AFS adaptive front light system as standard, QuadraLED headlights and a spoiler at the rear. The predominantly black interiors are highlighted by sports seats, multifunction sports steering wheel with integrated paddle shifters and LED ambient lighting, panoramic electric sunroof with dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. The front bumper features angular creases and large intakes with redesigned rear bumper houses twin stainless steel tail pipes.
Other features offered on the new Octavia RS include cruise control, hands-free parking, and adaptive headlights, ABS, ESC with multi-collision brake, fatigue alert, 8 airbags, and keyless entry with engine start/stop button