All 200 units of Skoda Octavia RS 245 sold out in India

Skoda Octavia RS 245 was limited to just 200 units and came with a hefty price tag of 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
By Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 30 Apr 2020, 02:11 PM
Skoda Octavia RS 245 at the Auto Expo 2020. (HT Auto photo)
Skoda Octavia RS 245 at the Auto Expo 2020. (HT Auto photo)

Skoda Octavia RS 245 which was officially confirmed for India in late-2019 and launched a few months later in February 2020, has been sold out in the country.

It was limited to just 200 units and came with a hefty price tag of 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India). It was also spotted a few days back at the dealer backyard waiting to get delivered to the customers.

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Despite being 10 lakh more expensive than the previous Octavia RS 230, the limited-run 'RS 245' proved to be hot-seller in India and got sold-out in no more than 2 months. For the record, the company started accepting its bookings at the official website since March 1st, at a token amount of 1 lakh.

What's to be noted here is that the Octavia RS 245 serves as the swansong for the current-generation Octavia which will replaced by next-gen model in the future.

India being one of the countries where buying performance cars ain't cheap, the previous 'RS 230' model gave the enthusiasts a taste of what affordable performance cars are capable of.

While the RS 230 received a 2.0-litre TSI engine churning out '230 PS' and 350 Nm, the new 'RS 245' comes out as an 'even meaner and faster package'.

It gets a (245 PS/370 Nm) bombshell 2.0-litre TSI engine which comes mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. It propels the performance sedan to 100 kmph from a standstill in a claimed 6.6 seconds of time. The car is capable of hitting a top speed of 250 kmph.

Apart from a more powerful engine, the RS 245 also gets a 30 mm wider rear track, updated suspension setup along with 18-inch alloy wheels, all of these updates contribute to its better handling and improved driving dynamics. It also gets a different body kit.

(Also Read: Czech car industry faces shaky relaunch as Skoda returns to work)

The RS 245 being a Euro-spec model, features 15 mm lower ground clearance than the standard Octavia that was on sale in India.

First Published Date: 30 Apr 2020, 01:59 PM IST

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