Skoda India has launched the Octavia RS has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). This marks the comeback of the performance oriented variant of the Octavia to India. However, the previous model was named the Skoda Octavia vRS, while the new variant just gets the RS suffix. It is worth noting that the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS is the most powerful car from the manufacturer in India.
For the uninformed, Skoda had launched a mid-life facelift of the Octavia a couple of months back. This new Octavia 2017 came with some cosmetic updates on the outside and a few feature additions on the inside. However, there were no changes made to the engine department. Now, Skoda has brought a performance-oriented version of the facelifted model, which comes with larger engines that produce more power and torque.
The Octavia has always been a fun to drive car. The 1.8-litre TSI petrol engine is still the best powerplant under the Rs. 30 lakh price tag. Mated to a fast-shifting DSG gearbox, the new Octavia petrol offers everything that an enthusiast can dream of. On the other hand, if you are someone who is looking for a fun to drive car but also rate practicality on a high priority, the 2.0-litre manual powertrain will tick all the right boxes for your demand.
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However, the upcoming Skoda Octavia RS 2017 will take things a notch higher. With stiffened suspension and more power and torque from the larger engines, this performance sedan will easily be able to compete against saloons from the Rs. 40 lakh price band. Further, it will surpass performance of cars like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, which are priced way above.
Hence, if you are looking for a fun to drive set of wheels and don’t want to burn a larger hole in your pocket, the upcoming Skoda Octavia RS, formerly known as the Octavia vRS, will be able to satisfy all your wants, and even more.
Skoda Octavia RS India bookings
Bookings for the Octavia RS have already commenced across India. Skoda dealers are accepting bookings for the Octavia RS at a token amount of Rs. 50,000. It is expected to be a limited run model. As a result, if you have eyes on the Octavia RS, we advise you to book the car ASAP before the opportunity to own the best driver’s car in this price runs out of your hands.
Skoda Octavia RS price
The Octavia RS has been priced at Rs. 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). Meanwhile, the regular Octavia lineup pans in a price range from Rs. 15.49 lakh to Rs. 22.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The RS model is available in a single variant and is offered only with a petrol engine option.
Skoda Octavia RS India specifications and top speed
The Skoda Octavia RS 2017 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 230 bhp and 350 Nm of peak torque, while power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed DSG gearbox. This powertrain is capable of accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, before reaching its top speed of 250 km/h.
Meanwhile, the standard Octavia 1.8 petrol churns out 177 bhp, and still brings a smile to our face everytime we floor the accelerator pedal. Imagine what the larger engine and added power can do!
|Engine||2.0-litre TSI Turbo Petrol|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||6.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||250 km/h|
Skoda Octavia RS exterior and interior changes
- Black radiator grille with vRS badging
- New front bumper with massive 3-part air intake
- Performance-oriented tyres
- Larger 19-inch alloy wheels
- New, larger fog lamps
- Prominent bootlid spoiler
- All-black cabin with leather upholstery
Skoda Octavia RS 2017 colours in India
The India-spec Skoda Octavia RS is available in a total of 4 colours, which are:
- Candy White
- Corrida Red
- Race Blue
- Steel Grey
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design & Comfort