Skoda Octavia RS 245: All you need to know before India launch

Skoda India has set hearts of motoring enthusiasts racing with the recent announcement that it will bring back the Octavia RS 245 in the market. Having already shipped 200 completely built units (CBU) to the country, Skoda is betting on the car once again creating a niche for itself here.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 11 Dec 2019, 13:31 PM
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Representational image of Skoda Octavia RS. (Courtesy: Skoda UK)
Representational image of Skoda Octavia RS. (Courtesy: Skoda UK)

The Octavia RS 245 is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor that has peak figures of 245 bhp and 370 Nm of torque. This helps the car shoot from stationery to 100 kmph in 6.6 seconds with a maxed out top speed of 250 kmph.

Transmission duties inside the Octavia RS 245 is handled by a seven-speed DSG dual clutch system while the interiors boast of a sporty set up courtesy electrically adjustable bolstered seats, ambient lighting and a 9.2 inch infotainment system.

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The Octavia RS 245 stands on 18-inch alloys and may get a brand new black front grille and a reworked headlight system with DRLs.

While Skoda has not announced the price point at which the Octavia RS 245 will be offered, it is speculated that it could fall in the bracket between 30 lakh and 35 lakh.

Skoda has had a tough past few months with the entire auto industry in the country facing a slow down. Back in Prague, the company recently showcased the 2020 Octavia and it is being speculated that this car may make its way to India as well.

First Published Date: 11 Dec 2019, 13:31 PM IST
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