Skoda revealed today the facelift version of the Octavia RS sports-tuned sedan and station wagon.
The new model features a redesigned front mask with an RS logo and bold headlamps with xenon units, wider and bolder induction aperture, fog lamps with the Corner function and LED lamps for daytime lighting, a new metallic paint (Anthracite) and 18“ Neptune wheels.
The engine line-up includes a 2.0 TS that delivers 197 hp and a 2.0 TDI CR diesel engine with 167 hp. Both models are mated to a six-speed manual twin-clutch DSG transmission.
Press release after the jump.
Škoda Auto presents facelifted versions of the Octavia RS and the Octavia Scout. After the modernised Octavia launched late last year, the sports-tuned Octavia RS and the Octavia Scout have now been facelifted as well. Besides numerous design changes, both cars offer new technological solutions including, for example, an air quality sensor for the Climatronic air conditioning system and a new illumination system.
The facelifted Octavia RS has a redesigned front mask with an RS logo and bold headlamps that, for the first time in the RS version, can be fitted with xenon units combined with an adaptive front lighting module. Besides a wider and bolder induction aperture, the car’s innovated bumper boasts a further two innovations: fog lamps with the Corner function and LED lamps for daytime lighting. The covers of integrated tailgate lamps have been redesigned to look more attractive, other innovations include, for example, a new metallic paint (Anthracite) and 18“ Neptune wheels. The sports-tuned chassis has been lowered to 127 mm, the car’s weight reduced by 20 kg in the petrol version and 15 kg in the diesel one. Significantly reduced air resistance has a positive impact upon the car’s overall performance. The maximum speed is higher, and the car’s responsiveness and acceleration have also been improved.
Complying with the EU 5 standard, the engines fitted to the Octavia RS include a 2.0 TSI/147 kW petrol unit with a consumption of 7.5 l/100 km and reduced CO2 emissions (175 g /km) and a 2.0 TDI CR/125 kW diesel engine (5.7l/100 km and 150 g/km, respectively). Both engines come exclusively with a six-speed manual twin-clutch DSG transmission.
The Octavia RS has been bought by over sixty thousand drivers since 2000 (of which 70 % in the estate (Combi) version).