› Making its ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS debut: DSG operation using shift-by-wire technology
› Progressive steering for increased dynamics and optimised handling as standard
› New assistance systems such as Collision Avoidance Assist and Turn Assist
The OCTAVIA RS can be ordered with any of the new technologies and innovative assistance systems the fourth-generation OCTAVIA has to offer. Shift-by-wire technology to operate the car’s DSG is making its OCTAVIA RS debut. Furthermore, the car now also boasts new systems, such as Collision Avoidance Assist and Turn Assist, to increase active safety.
The OCTAVIA RS makes use of new shift-by-wire technology to operate its DSG. The gear selector is no longer connected to the gearbox mechanically. Instead, it relays which gear has been chosen electronically. This saves space and offers new design options for the interior. The familiar DSG lever has been replaced with a new control module, housed in the centre console. This module features a small rocker switch for selecting the drive modes – R (reverse), N (neutral) and D/S (drive/sport) – as well as a button for the parking mode, P.