SKODA AUTO India will open booking of OCTAVIA RS 245 on 01 March 2020, at 12 noon, via a centralized platform (www.buyskodaonline.co.in) against a booking fee of Rs. one lakh. Skoda will sell limited number of two hundred units of the OCTAVIA RS 245 through the website. The OCTAVIA RS 245 will be available at an ex-showroom price of INR 35.99 lacs in five colour options of Rallye Green, Race Blue, Corrida Red, Magic Black, and Candy White.
The OCTAVIA RS 245 comes equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, delivering power output of 245 PS (180 kW), a 15 PS (11 kW) increase over its predecessor, and a peak torque output of 370 Nm achieved in the 1,600 – 4,300 rpm range. It is claimed to accelerates a standstill to a 100 km/h in mere 6.6 seconds and has its top speed ‘electronically limited’ to 250 km/h.
The RS 245 has a massive front butterfly grille, with gloss black surrounds and broad honeycomb air inlets, as well as characteristic Quadra headlamps with CystalGlo LED daytime running lights. The side profile of the OCTAVIA RS 245, with glossy black 45.72 cm R (18) dual tone Vega alloy wheels and wing mirror housings, lengthens the vehicle visually and emphasize the coupé-like silhouette.
The C shaped illumination is complemented by the glossy black spoiler and trapezoidal tailpipes that make the vehicle confidently stand out. The radiator grille as well as the tailgate sport the RS badge that features a ‘V’ (for victory).
The RS 245 has three-spoke SuperSport flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel with paddle-shift and black perforated leather with red stitching. It has a customizable high definition digital instrument panel that offers a fresh perspective of all important driving data and navigation – with Classic, Basic, Extended, Modern, and Sports display options.
The black Alcantara Sports Seats with integrated headrests don the RS logo and enhance the sporty appeal of the interiors. The twelve-way electrically-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, with lumbar support and three programmable memory functions for the driver seat result in unique driving experience.
The RS 245 has 20.32 cm touchscreen central infotainment system and is equipped with SmartLink technology (SKODA Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) for seamless connectivity. The dual-zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with clean air function, features electronic regulation. It is also fitted with a humidity sensor that reduces the windscreen misting.
With a capacity of 590 litres, stretched to 1,580 litres with the rear seat backrests (capable of a 60:40 split and through-loading) folded down, the new OCTAVIA RS 245 sets segment benchmark in luggage space.
It comes with nine airbags: dual front, side airbags at front and rear, curtain airbags at front and rear, and driver knee airbag – that reiterate ŠKODA AUTO’s strong emphasis on the safety of its customers. In addition, a host of security equipment and safety support functions include AFS (Adaptive Front light System), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), and EDS (Electronic Differential Lock).