Skoda India has finally launched the much anticipated brand-new Skoda Octavia RS in India at September 1, 2017. With the expected price of around 30 lakhs, the new Octavia RS is found to be snapped before its official launch in India. Even though the third generation Octavia was earlier slated for its India launch on 30, August 2017, it gets postponed because of heavy rains in Mumbai, the Financial Capital of India. With a token amount of Rs.50, 000, the potential buyers are allowed to pre-book the vehicle across all the Skoda dealerships found in the country. It is expected that the deliveries for this new Octavia RS are going to start from the next month onwards. As an additional surprise to the buyers, the company would also be planning to launch its flagship offering – Skoda Kodiaq SUV, which is expected to be arrived in India at the end of this year.
When it comes to exterior design, the third gen Octavia RS would include an aggressive body kit, blacked-out trim bits and bigger 17-inch wheels made of alloy, which differentiate this dominant iteration from the usual ones. The Octavia RS would get hold of a black radiator grille at the front together with vRS badging, completely adaptive quad-LED headlamp designs, LED DRLS, RS Logo, LED fog lights, wider air dams, body colored door handles, and black colored ORVMs, which are assumed to be borrowed from the previous models. In addition, it would also get an all-new bumper that houses a superior three-piece air vent bestowed with a horizontal LED fog lamp on two sides. Even, the rear end also receives LED tail lamps, stainless steel tail pipes, sports tailgate spoiler, RS badging, LED clusters, exclusive rear bumper design, and much more for further accentuating the profile.
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While going through the cabin, the Octavia RS will offer ambient lighting, driver assists systems, multifunctional steering wheeling together with paddle shifters, infotainment system with touch screen facilities, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather/fabric seats, MirrorLink compatibility, and much more. Further, the appearance of the cabin is completely improved by an all-black interior, which features leather upholstery and contrast red stitching. When the safety is considered, the new Skoda Octavia RS is well-equipped with nine airbags, a park assist system, and an ESP. The company also incorporates simply clever touches to Skoda Octavia RS, which consists of an umbrella under the passenger seat along with an LED torch that seems to be removable out of the boot lid.
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Just below the bonnet, this all-new Skoda Octavia will draw its power using a 2.0 TSI turbo petrol engine, which is having the capability to generate the maximum amount of power around 230 bhp over a high torque of 350Nm. The engine would be mated with the help of a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The diesel variant is being driven by a 2.0 L diesel engine, which is considered to be effective for producing 181 bhp powers and 380 Nm torque. Also, the new RS makes use of a crew protect assist function to tighten seat belts and secure windows if it detects a probable crash while driving.