GTI for the whole family

Mlada Boleslav (Czech Republic), 20 December 2016

Skoda ensures a nice Christmas present just before Christmas Eve: after the face lift of the 'normal' Octavia now also the sporting RS receives the Mercedes face. Parallel, the gasoline version gets more missed 10 HP.

With new eyes

We therefore object to first the exterior: even when the Octavia RS is the term "Facelift" to be taken very literally. The enlarged radiator grille and the headlights now spatially separate, smaller are the clearest change. They work as standard with Adaptive LED technology. Large air intakes in honeycomb structure in the front bumper are a typical feature of the RS. Moderate is at the rear: there is the black diffuser attachment with overlying striking wide reflective strip. The sight is garnished by a spoiler. As usual the Octavia is RS as a hatchback and station wagon in the offer.

Deeper and wider

Meet the sporting demands, the Octavia RS is 15 millimeters lower than his conventional brothers, the rear track is around 30 mm wider at the same time. Factory 17 inch alus in the wheel arches, optional 18 - and 19-Inchers are available.

Giant-screen and clever details

Inside the Super Octavia offers a Black Interior with special RS sport seats. They have integrated head restraints and are available now in Alcantara. By the way, Skoda does not waive in the RS clever gimmicks like an umbrella under the passenger seat or a removable LED lamp in the trunk. In addition, new infotainment systems are finding their way, the top model has a 9.2-inch touch screen. In terms of assistance technology, a dead angle detector and a trailer assist added the DCC system offers different suspension modes.

Sports car-hunting in the family station wagon

You know the two-litre turbo petrol engine from the VW Golf GTI. In the new Skoda Octavia RS, he produces 230 HP in the future and offers a maximum torque of 350 Newton metres between 1,500 and 4,600 rpm. This is only to 30 Newton meters below the unchanged, 184-Horsepower diesel, which is also offered in the RS. Back to the gasoline engine: 6.7 seconds are 100 and 250 km/h top a strong announcement. Switching is either manually or by DSG, in both cases six gears available. While the gasoline engine only with front-wheel drive (and electronic differential lock XDS) is available, can be ordered in the diesel-RS even with all-wheel drive. Speaking of order: the Octavia RS is by no means a niche model. Since the launch of the third generation of Octavia in 2013, around 100,000 copies were delivered. (rh)