Skoda launches its fastest series production yet: Octavia RS230
THE Skoda Octavia RS is one of the most exciting cars to make it to our shores in recent times. Priced aggressively and boasting of a performance pedigree, the RS version of the Octavia benefits from some sporty new details, which include an all-new bumper with honeycomb air inlets, adaptive headlights, LED taillights, a spoiler on the rear tailgate and massive 17-inch alloys with low profile rubber.
This vehicle sets the benchmark amongst affordable performance saloons. The cabin is finished in an all black theme which includes a healthy amount of Alcantara and high-quality plastics. You also get the RS logo embossed on the front seats and the RS badge on the front door sills. The multifunction steering wheel is finished in perforated leather and it also gets steering mounted paddle shifters.
A high-end infotainment system is also part of the package. Powering the Octavia RS is a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine that delivers 230 PS of power and a solid 350 Nm of torque. Mated to a six-speed DSG transmission, the car can go from standstill to a 100 kmph in just 6.8 seconds. Incidentally, the RS 230 is the fastest series-production Skoda model to be sold in India till date. In order to ensure that the car drives and handles like a dream, the chassis has been lowered by 15 mm as compared to the regular Octavia. The car also gets an electronically-regulated XDS+ limited slip differential that aids driving dynamics.
Priced at `24.62 lakh (ex-showroom, pan- India), the Skoda Octavia RS 230 is a car that is fun, fast and practical.