After long wait,Skoda Octavia RS Launched at 24.62 Lakhs.
After a long wait, the Skoda Octavia RS has finally been launched in India at Rs 24.62 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The performance-focused car gets the same overall design as the standard car, but with sportier overtones. The new Octavia RS is available only in the top-spec Style-Plus variant.
It could be safely said that the Octavia RS is first-of-its-kind performance sedan from Skoda in India. Currently, the Octavia RS does not have any competition in India. The bookings for the Octavia RS have already begun. Customers can pay an amount of Rs. 50,000 and book the car. The company says that the Octavia RS is receiving a solid response. The model has reached a few dealerships and the deliveries will begin from later in September. The prices for the regular Skoda Octavia start from Rs. 15.49 lakh and go up to Rs. 22.90 lakh.
(Skoda Octavia RS gets the quad-LED headlamp setup with RS badging)
The new Skoda Octavia RS is also loaded with convenience and safety features, which includes electronically adjustable seats, sunroof, rear AC vents, ABS with EBD and multiple airbags. Skoda’s latest product in India has been designed and developed purely for performance car enthusiasts in the country who would like that extra bit of performance in everyday driving.
It goes from 0-100 kmph in 6.8 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250 kmph, electronically limited of course.
(Skoda Octavia RS dashboard)
The changes do not stop at just the engine. Visually, the Skoda Octavia RS shares several similarities with the standard Octavia sedan but with a strong flavour of performance. Up front, the Skoda Octavia RS comes with a black radiator grille with the vRS badging and chrome surround. The grille is flanked by the now popular quad-LED headlamp setup that has been carried over from the standard model.
Skoda launched the Monte Carlo Edition of the Rapid recently and now with the Octavia RS, the company is trying to target a whole new audience by carving a niche.