Skoda Octavia RS 245 makes a comeback in India, bookings commence from March 1
Skoda Auto India has just announced it will commence reservations for Octavia RS 245 on 1 March 2020, at 12 noon, via a centralized platform booking can be placed for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh, A limited two hundred units of the Octavia RS 245 will be sold exclusively through the website, The Octavia RS 245 will be priced at an ex-showroom price of INR 35.99 lacs
The Octavia gets the same body style as the regular car just with some added details like gloss black elements in place of the chrome trims. The radiator grille along with the tailgate gets the RS badge that features a 'V', little known fact the V stands for Victory. The Octavia gets dual-tone Vega alloys it also sits lower than the standard car by 15mm in an effort to give it a more sporty character and improve handling. The car also retains its quad headlight set up with LED daytime running lights.
The interiors for the Skoda Octavia get black Alcantara sports seats that are integrated headrests that feature the RS logo insignia all in an effort to enhance the sporty and performance-oriented nature of the car. The Octavia is fortunate to get the Virtual cockpit display that is the digital instrument cluster which can be configured to display important driving data as well as navigation information. It gets a flat-bottom three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with paddle-shift that is wrapped in black perforated leather with red stitching.
The Octavia comes equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 TSI that is mated to seven-speed DSG gearbox, In this state of tune the RS245 engine has an impressive power output of 241bhp of power and 370 Nm a peak torque output that helps it accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 6.6 seconds and reach its top speed that is ‘electronically limited’ to 250 kmph making it the fastest Skoda that is sold in India. Skoda has added a vRS button in the centre console to adjust the engine characteristics and the other electronic assistants line the stability control to enhance the driving experience.
Commenting on the launch of the Octavia RS 245 Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “With the OCTAVIA RS 245, we translate our century-long motorsports legacy into the fastest ŠKODA offering in India. It offers a compelling combination of the high-performance engine, sporty appearance and dynamic driving capabilities along with class-leading safety and intelligent connectivity features. These 200 units of the RS 245 are being introduced in the market after an overwhelming response from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts, across the nation.”