“Our first all-wheel drive ŠKODA Octavia RS expands our RS range with another highly attractive version, highlighting our expertise in 4×4 technology,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “The Octavia RS has been very well received, and sales have exceeded our expectations. This 4×4 version will continue to drive the success of the model series.”
The third-generation ŠKODA Octavia RS launched in 2013 has been very popular on the international markets with more than 58,000 units produced to date. The ŠKODA Octavia RS, available as both a hatch and estate, is a sporty yet extremely practical car. At the same time, the top model in the Octavia series represents 114 years of successful motorsport history for the brand. The first-generation Octavia RS, released in the year 2000, was the first ŠKODA for end customers to enter the market as a sporty RS model. Between 2000 and the end of August 2015, ŠKODA had delivered around 165,000 first to third-generation Octavia RS to customers.
In combination with all-wheel drive, the ŠKODA Octavia RS is the perfect car for everyday and leisure use, and a real all-rounder in virtually any driving situation. The model’s power, technology and utility are impressive, and acceleration is excellent. The attractive combination of automatic dual clutch transmission (DSG) and all-wheel drive accelerates the Octavia RS TDI/135 kW from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.6 seconds, reaching a top speed of 228 km/h. The maximum torque of 380 Nm is 1750-3250 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 4.9 l/100 km. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 129 g/km.
The modern all-wheel drive results in excellent handling and impressive traction performance even on rough terrain. The power is distributed over the four wheels depending on the specific driving situation when the 4×4 technology is active. The wheels will not spin on the sport even when pulling away or accelerating rapidly. Besides feeling impressive on the road, this also leads to a high level of active safety.
In addition, the ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 features the best aspects of the front-wheel drive Octavia RS. The technological highlights include sports suspension with multi-link suspension and electronic differential lock XDS+ for dynamic cornering, innovative progressive steering and numerous assistance systems for enhanced safety and comfort.
The model’s powerful appearance is accentuated with sporty design elements, distinctive alloy wheels, a bold engine noise for that sports feeling and a sporty interior. In addition, all Octavia RS models offer the great features of the ŠKODA Octavia: maximum functionality and space at the fair value for money.
The RS designation represents ŠKODA successes in motorsport, as well as the power and the passion of the brand. First used as a ŠKODA model designation in 1974, the RS symbol appeared on the racing cars ŠKODA 180 RS and ŠKODA 200 RS as the ‘Ur-RS’. In the 1970s and 80s, the legendary ŠKODA 130 RS was one of the most successful racing cars of its time.
The Octavia RS 4×4 is yet another demonstration of ŠKODA’s expertise in all-wheel drive technology. The car manufacture’s 4×4 range now comprises nine models: ŠKODA Octavia 4×4, ŠKODA Octavia Combi 4×4, ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4, ŠKODA Octavia Combi RS 4×4, ŠKODA Octavia Scout, ŠKODA Yeti 4×4, ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor 4×4, ŠKODA Superb 4×4 und ŠKODA Superb Combi 4×4.
The ŠKODA Octavia RS 4×4 is also a demonstration of the third-generation Octavia’s versatility. ŠKODA now offers 15 versions of their number-one bestseller: from the eco-friendly ŠKODA Octavia GreenLine up to the Octavia RS 230 – the fastest ŠKODA Octavia of all time.