Skoda India, the India subsidiary of the VW Group-owned Czech car manufacturer, has launched the new 2017 Octavia RS. The new 2017 Skoda Octavia RS India launch took place in Mumbai earlier today and the new model has gone on sale for a price of Rs 24.62 lakh. The new car becomes second of the three new Skoda launches this year (the first being the Rapid Monte Carlo, which was launched last week and the third being the upcoming Kodiaq SUV). The new 2017 RS model becomes the new flagship variant in the Octavia carline. Basically, it’s a high-performance variant targetted at the enthusiasts.
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Globally, this high-performance variant of the Octy contributes to 13% of the total sales of this popular notchback. The manufacturer has already dispatched the first lot to its authorized dealerships and test drives should start soon. The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS gets a handful of visual updates along with the more powerful engine. The front-end gets a sportier bumper and of course, there’s a vRS badge to announce the go-faster credentials of this car. In the side profile, you get larger wheels with lower profile rubber. The rear-end is characterized with a boot-lid spoiler, updated bumper with reflector strip, and dual exhaust pipes.
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The Skoda Octavia RS 2017 model will get a 2.0-litre TSI engine that will come mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. This engine outputs a max. power of 230 HP. Features list will include LED DRLs, LED Headlamps, 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Safety features include a full pack of nine airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP and park-assist.
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS India Price in India
|Price (ex-showroom)||Rs 24.62 Lakh|
The 2017 Octavia RS becomes the new flagship model in the current generation Octy’s variant lineup. It has gone on sale at an ex-showroom price of Rs 24.62 lakh. Thanks to several cosmetic updates and a new, more powerful engine, the price premium is fully justified.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS India Specs
|Engine||TSI Turbocharged Petrol|
|Max. Power||230 BHP|
|Peak Torque||350 Nm|
In India, the Octavia RS 2017 model goes on sale with a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed DSG and outputs a max. power of 230 HP and a peak torque of 350 Nm. Internationally, this engine churns out a max. power of 250 HP and a peak torque of 370 Nm. For India, the motor has been de-tuned owing to the low quality of petrol available here. The engine offers three drive modes-Sport, Normal, and Comfort.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS India Mileage
The RS version will return a mileage of roughly 11 KMPL with a light foot in urban conditions. Out on the highway, one can expect an average mileage of upto 14 KMPL. These are fairly respectable fuel consumption figures for a car with so much power on tap and a petrol engine displacing 2.0-litres.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS India – Top Speed & 0-100 KMPH
|Top Speed||250 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||6.8 seconds|
The Octavia RS can easily hit a top speed of 250 KMPH. It can sprint to 100 KMPH from a standstill in just 6.8 seconds. These are pretty respectable figures for what is essentially a family sedan.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS India Exterior
While the design of the 2017 Skoda Octavia remains the same, it gets many exclusive styling updates to look decidedly sportier than all the other variants. Updates for the exterior include a new bumper, fully adaptive LED headlights, wider air dam and a ‘RS’ badge for the front grille. In its side profile, the car gets larger 17-inch wheels with lower profile tires. At the rear-end, the car gets a boot-lid spoiler, a new bumper with reflector strip running across its width, and twin exhaust pipe outlets.
2017 Skoda Octavia RS India Interior
True to its sporty credentials, the Skoda Octavia RS 2017 gets an all-black interior. Another highlight of the cabin is the RS-Sport seats. The cabin also gets an optional Alcantara upholstery. Of course, there will be many ‘RS’ badges along with all the features that are available on the standard car. But taking center-stage on the dashboard is the new 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Safety features include a full pack of nine airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Blind Spot Detect, Trailer Assist and Rear Traffic Alert, and park-assist.
Another important new safety feature on offer will be the new Crew Protect Assist feature that closes sunroofs and windows in an unfortunate case of an impact. Also, it tightens the seatbelts to secure the passengers firmly. This feature works in tandem with the Front Assist system by enabling it to use emergency braking system. All of this together makes the interior not only sporty but also a special place to be in.
Stay tuned for more on the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS India launch, price, specifications, and mileage.