ŠKODA India will commence the reservation window for OCTAVIA RS 245 on 01 March 2020, at 12 noon, via a centralized platform (www.buyskodaonline.co.in) against a booking fee of INR 1 lac.
The new Octavia RS 245 comes equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, delivering an impressive 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. The assertive and dynamic character of the RS 245 is further accentuated by the innovative chassis technology with electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential.
The high-performance beast of a machine accelerates a standstill to a 100 km/h in mere 6.6 seconds and has its top speed ‘electronically limited’ to 250 km/h – instating it as the fastest ŠKODA AUTO offering, in India. The vRS Mode button, on the center console, adjusts the characteristics of the engine, electronic assistants, and stability control systems, for a penultimate driving experience.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Škoda India said, “The OCTAVIA RS 245 offers a compelling combination of the high-performance engine, sporty appearance and dynamic driving capabilities along with class-leading safety and intelligent connectivity features. These 200 units of the RS 245 are being introduced in the market after an overwhelming response from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts, across the nation.”
A limited two hundred units of the OCTAVIA RS 245 will be sold exclusively through the website and will be available at an ex-showroom price of INR 35.99 lacs in five attractive colour options: Rallye Green, Race Blue, Corrida Red, Magic Black, and Candy White.
Carbon Décor, flat-bottom SuperSport steering wheel with paddle-shift, the RS 245 also has virtual cockpit, and black Alcantara® Sports Seats with integrated headrests accentuate the sporty character of the vehicle.
Other features include 45.72 cm R (18) dual tone Vega alloy wheels, distinctive RS badge, state-of-the-art 20.32 cm touchscreen central infotainment system equipped with SmartLink™ technology, nine airbags: dual front, side airbags at front and rear, curtain airbags at front and rear, and driver knee airbag, and glossy black design elements underlining the Škoda Octavia RS 245’s dynamic, sporty, and urbane appeal.