Škoda Octavia RS: The sporty range-topper

› Exclusive 2.0 TSI engine with 195 kW (265 hp) and dynamic alloy wheels
› Typical RS hallmarks include gloss black exterior details and red reflector strip at the rear
› Two Design Selections to choose from, LED Matrix beam headlights as standard

Mladá Boleslav, 14 February 2024 – The legendary Škoda RS designation has been used to identify the sportiest versions of the Octavia since 2000. In addition to the traditional gloss black detailing and the exclusive 2.0 TSI engine, now with 195 kW (265 hp), the Octavia RS also comes with LED Matrix beam headlights as standard. The RS Fabric and RS Suedia Design Selections are exclusively available for the sporty, black RS interior.

More powerful engine and lowered sports suspension

The updated Škoda Octavia RS comes exclusively with the 2.0 TSI engine delivering 195 kW (265 hp), an increase of 15 kW over the predecessor. It produces 370 Nm of torque and is always mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG transmission. The engine is not only powerful but also efficient, thanks to its adoption of the Budack cycle. The standard sports suspension is lowered by 15 millimetres and, together with the progressive steering and electronically controlled VAQ limited-slip differential, ensures excellent traction and driving dynamics in any situation. The Octavia RS versions now feature genuine sports exhausts with black tailpipes as standard. New engine software supports the cars’ powerful sound. It increases the engine’s revs on start-up and delivers even more enjoyment when driving in Sport mode.

Updated Škoda Octavia RS | Infographic Model history

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Škoda Octavia RS

Škoda Octavia RS

LED Matrix beam headlights as standard and exclusive RS wheel designs

Extensive, hallmark RS detailing emphasises the car’s sporty appearance. The Škoda grille surround, the window frames and the wing mirrors are finished in high-gloss black, as are the roof rails on the Octavia Combi RS estate. Black accents can also be found on the front apron, which has been given an extra sporty touch and is otherwise painted in the same colour as the side skirts, and on the rear diffuser. In typical RS style, the rear valance features a red reflector strip stretching across the entire width of the vehicle. The rear side windows and the rear window are tinted (“Sunset”). Exclusively to the Octavia RS are the black and aerodynamically optimised 18-inch Comet alloy wheels and the new optional 19‑inch brushed Elias alloy wheels in silver or anthracite. The RS models are the only Octavia variants to come with LED Matrix beam headlights as standard. They include LED rear lights with animated turn indicators and the animated Coming/Leaving Home function. In addition, they come with a new RS logo design, which can be seen on the exterior badge as well as in the interior.

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Škoda Octavia RS

Škoda Octavia RS

Sporty black interior with RS Fabric or RS Suite Design Selection

The interior of the Škoda Octavia RS is predominantly finished in sporty black. The 13-inch central display and navigation system are included as standard, as is the automatically retractable load cover in the Combi. The new range structure offers a choice of two RS-specific Design Selections: the optional RS Suite Design Selection and the RS Fabric Design Selection, which comes as standard. The sports seats with integrated headrests and new RS logo feature quilted fabric with red decorative stitching on the seat bolsters. The decorative upholstery on the dashboard is covered with neoprene and has double rows of contrast stitching in red. Neoprene is also combined with artificial leather on the door trim panels. The decorative strips on the doors have a gloss black finish, while the dashboard features Black Middle Carbon trim. The three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel is covered in leather, while the pedals have a stainless-steel look.

In the optional RS Suite Design Selection, the sports seats have perforated covers made from Suedia microfibre and artificial leather. There is additional red contrasting stitching on the seat surface and backrest. The front seats come with electrical adjustment, a memory function and seat cushion depth adjustment as standard. They also offer adjustable lumbar support and a massage function as standard in the Octavia RS. The combination of Suedia and artificial leather can also be found on the door panels in the RS Suite Design Selection. The PAD on the dashboard is covered in Suedia and features double rows of contrast stitching in red.

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Škoda Octavia RS

Škoda Octavia RS


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