ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS: Sporty bestseller

› Fourth-generation OCTAVIA RS available with petrol, diesel and, for the first time, plug-in hybrid drive
› Sporty range-topping model offered as saloon or COMBI and with front-wheel or all-wheel drive; output up to 180 kW (245 hp)
› RS-exclusive black accents on the body and in the interior

Mladá Boleslav, 11 October 2022 – The OCTAVIA RS heralded the success of ŠKODA’s RS models in 2000. Since then, the Czech car manufacturer has also offered an RS version of its bestseller in every model generation, either as a saloon or COMBI. The drive portfolio is now more diverse than ever, with petrol and diesel engines as well as plug-in hybrid drive and five powertrain combinations.

For the fourth model generation, three engine options and five drive combinations are available for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS for the first time. The OCTAVIA RS with a 2.0 TSI petrol engine delivers 180 kW (245 hp) and is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG. With the direct-shift gearbox, the OCTAVIA RS accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. The output of the 2.0 TDI in the current model generation is 147 kW (200 hp) combined with a 7-speed DSG as standard. The OCTAVIA RS 2.0 TDI is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive as an option. For the first time, ŠKODA is also offering the model with plug-in hybrid drive. A 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an electric motor generate a system output of 180 kW (245 hp) for the OCTAVIA RS iV, with a 6-speed DSG transmitting the power to the front wheels.

ŠKODA’s signature radiator grille and glossy black visual accents

A number of visual details distinguish the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS as the sporty top-of-the-range model at first glance. The ŠKODA grille and exterior mirrors are finished in gloss black, while the rear apron features a red reflector across the entire width of the vehicle in true RS style. Alongside progressive steering, which comes as standard, sports suspension also enhances the vehicle’s dynamic handling. The ICE models are 15 millimetres lower. DCC adaptive chassis control is available as an option.



Sporty interior and central airbag

Sporty black and carbon finish dominate the interior of the OCTAVIA RS. The three-spoke, flattened multifunction sports steering wheel finished in perforated leather bears the RS logo. Front sports seats with integrated headrests come as standard and are upholstered in black fabric; red or grey stitching adds a colourful contrast on both the seats and dash. Ergonomic sports seats with Suedia microfibre and leather upholstery, seat depth adjustment and massage function are available as options. An innovative central airbag between the two front seats prevents the driver and front passenger from colliding with each other in an accident, especially in the event of a side impact.




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Vítězslav Kodym
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