The much anticipated Skoda Octavia RS performance sedan is finally set to go on sale in India today. The second launch from the Czech carmaker this month, after the Rapid Monte Carlo, the new Octavia RS will be the most powerful Skoda car to be launched in India yet. Powered by a 2.0 TSI motor, the turbo-petrol engine of the Octavia RS makes about 230 bhp and develops 350 Nm peak torque while mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission. Currently, pre-bookings the Skoda Octavia RS are underway for a token of ₹ 50,000 and we expect the car to be priced around ₹ 30 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
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Now, the price is fairly right considering the fact that the upcoming Skoda Octavia RS will be coming to India via the CBU route. In fact, we even spoke to some of the Skoda dealers, who also claimed that the car will come with an on-road price of ₹ 34-35 lakh, depending on state taxes. Of course, like all Skoda models, the ex-showroom price of the car will be same across India. As for deliveries, Skoda has already told us that it will commence from early September 2017.
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In terms of appearance, up front, the Octavia RS comes with a black radiator grille with the vRS badging and chrome surround and the quad-LED headlamp setup has been carried over from the standard model. The Octavia RS also gets a new bumper that houses a massive three-piece air intake with horizontal LED foglamps on either end. The car will also get a set of sport alloy wheels, blackened B-pillar, and LED taillamps. The new Skoda Octavia vRS also gets a revised suspension setup and a wider track at the rear. The dynamic chassis control or the DCC is a standard fitment and this gives the car the agility it needs.
The cabin, on the other hand, will feature a multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifters, leather/fabric combination seats, ambient lighting, and touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and driver assist system among others. The car will come with an all-black interior with contrast red stitching and leather upholstery.