Sporty but ecological. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS <span>i</span>V is unveiled

Sporty but ecological. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV is unveiled

MODELS OCTAVIA

For the first time in history, the ŠKODA sports model has a hybrid power system. The all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV was born.

3. 3. 2020

The OCTAVIA RS truly resonates with motoring enthusiasts. But now the sports version of the ŠKODA bestseller is being presented in a brand new form. The RS version of the fourth-generation OCTAVIA is a plug-in hybrid, which also puts it in the iV family of models.

 

Christian Strube
ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development

 

 

“By introducing the OCTAVIA RS iV, we are starting a new chapter in the success story of our RS portfolio. We are using plug-in-hybrid drive in a sporty top-of-the-range model for the first time. In the all-new OCTAVIA RS iV, this both increases performance and reduces fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions,” said Christian Strube, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development. 

What’s the OCTAVIA RS iV like? 

The all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV has been given a hybrid plug-in powertrain comprising a 1.4 TSI engine and an 85 kW electric motor. The result is a system output of 180 kW (245 horsepower), which is the highest baseline value for RS models to date. Thanks to the electrified drive system, motoring enthusiasts can look forward to even greater dynamism from the RS model.

OCT_NG_RS_028_low-1 The all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV has been given a hybrid plug-in powertrain comprising a 1.4 TSI engine and an 85 kW electric motor

OCT_NG_RS_iV_042_low-1The OCTAVIA RS iV is not just quick, dynamic and simultaneously practical: it is also ecological

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Karl Neuhold
Head of ŠKODA exterior design

 

The OCTAVIA RS iV differs from the standard models of the fourth generation of the ŠKODA bestseller in looks as well. “Specialities of the all-new OCTAVIA RS iV are its new front apron, with a black radiator grille and the RS logo beneath the brand’s badge, a dynamic, angular bumper with LED fog lamps, big air intakes with shiny black frames, and all this underlined by the broad front spoiler, also in gleaming black,” says Karl Neuhold, head of ŠKODA exterior design, describing the car’s most distinctive visual features.

The shiny black motif extends to the car’s side profile, adorning the window frames, rear mirrors and the striking, aerodynamically shaped wheels with up to 19-inch discs. There is another distinctive spoiler at the rear as well, of course, in addition to a pronounced bumper with black aerodynamic elements on the sides and a massive diffuser below.

Specialities are its new front apron, with a black radiator grille and the RS logo

OCT_NG_RS_003_low-1There is another distinctive spoiler at the rear as well

“It’s a great pleasure to make a great car even better. The new OCTAVIA is full of character, it’s modern, dynamic and timeless and an excellent foundation for creating a powerful, sporty car,” adds Neuhold, summarising the way the car has changed.

ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV

Elegance, sporting spirit and electric drive

Needless to say, the new OCTAVIA RS iV is both practical and sporty on the inside as well. “The most obvious interior feature is the sports seats with their diamond pattern and RS emblem,” points out Kateřina Vránová from the Color&Trim department. The seats can be either all-textile or the Alcantara® version, meaning leather and artificial leather. The dashboard features carbon-look accessories and Alcantara® upholstery. The same material, with decorative colour stitching, can be found on the door panels as well. And of course, the car would not be complete without a sports steering wheel with the RS logo.

OCT_NG_021_low-1The dashboard features carbon-look accessories

OCT_NG_RS_009_low-1 The most obvious interior feature is the sports seats with their diamond pattern and RS emblem

There’s no doubt that all this puts the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV at the summit of the fourth-generation OCTAVIA range. It also enlarges the family of environmentally friendly iV cars, proving yet again that ŠKODA has a talent for making outstanding all-rounders. The OCTAVIA RS iV is not just quick, dynamic and simultaneously practical: it is also ecological. Besides being a joy to drive, it offers a pure electric zero-emissions drive with a range of 60 km according to the WLTP standard.

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