Skoda unveiled the new Octavia model earlier this year and now the automaker unveiled the new RS lineup in both gasoline and diesel versions.
The 2020 Octavia RS uses a 2.0-liter TSI Turbocharged engine with 245 hp and 370 NM of torque. The maximum torque is available between 1,600 and 4,300 rpm.
The power unit is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard but buyers can order DSG dual-clutch transmission. Octavia RS TSI can hit 100 kph in 6.7 seconds and reach the limited top speed of 250 kph.
Buyers who are looking for a more more efficient power unit can opt for the diesel TDI engine. The 2.0-liter diesel unit can produce 197 hp and 400 NM of torque. The TDI version not only comes standard with a 7-speed DSG gearbox but buyers can get an AWD system as an extra option. The Octavia RS TDI AWD needs only 6.8 seconds to hit 100 kph.
The RS model also uses a lower suspension system by 15-mm for better handling. It is also equipped with a limited-slip differential and Dynamic Chassis Control suspension.
Skoda Octavia RS features s sport body kit with RS bumpers, grille, 18-inch black-painted wheels, red brake calipers and LED fog lights.
Inside the cabin sport seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Alcantara trim and digital instrument cluster are features to mention.