Skoda India today introduced its much awaited OCTAVIA RS 230 at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2,462,542 pan India. It is powered by 2.0 TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 6-speed DSG transmission. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds; its top speed is limited to 250 km/h making it the fastest series-production model in the history of Skoda in India.
The OCTAVIA RS 230 features a spacious interior and luggage compartment. The new front end, attractive rear design and new Alcantara sporty interior gives the OCTAVIA RS 230 a distinct and dynamic character and will be available in four colors of Race Blue, Steel Grey, Corrida Red and Candy White.
The bumper of OCTAVIA RS 230 is designed with a bold horizontal line, has broad honeycomb air inlets and contributes to the car’s wide and sculpted impression. The redesigned headlight come with LED technology. The fog lights, tail lights and number plate illumination also feature LED technology. The radiator grille and the tailgate both sport the RS logo featuring a gloss-black ‘V’ (for victory).
It has black interior of very high-quality material. The front seats bear the RS logo – as do the front door sills. The front seats feature red topstitching, is electrically adjustable, offers lumbar support and has a memory function (driver’s seat) which saves three seat positions.
The multifunction sports steering wheel, with perforated leather and integrated gear-shift paddles, matches the car’s dynamic ambience. The radio and telephone (Bluetooth) can be operated from the steering wheel.
Compared to the Octavia models in India, the sports chassis lowers the body of the OCTAVIA RS 230 by 15 mm. The standard Hawk Anthracite alloy wheels are 17 inches in diameter. It has additional feature of progressive steering and the variable ratio steering enables RS drivers to have sportier control of the car during hi-speed driving as well as comfort control when parking.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit – Director Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India, said, “The OCTAVIA RS transforms Skoda’s century long motorsports legacy into the fastest ever OCTAVIA produced in India. The OCTAVIA RS 230 boasts of a unique combination of a high performance engine, sporty appearance and driving dynamics along with new technologies and connectivity. The OCTAVIA RS 230 bristles with emotion and dynamism. It is being reintroduced in the market following an overwhelming response from customers and is targeted at Skoda loyalists.”