Skoda Octavia RS wagon
Skoda Octavia RS released
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18th May, 2014
- New petrol and diesel engines
- New 162 kW Octavia RS 2.0 TSI does 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds
- Sport suspension with XDL extended electronic differential lock and a multi-link rear axle
- Sporty interior and added racing-inspired engine soundtrack
The new Skoda Octavia RS is the fastest production Octavia of all time. Third generation RS is now on the Australian
market in sedan and wagon versions. Both versions are equipped with powerful yet efficient engines. Furthermore, the new
RS models offer all of the typical Octavia’s features: functionality, space, safety, innovative comfort assistance
systems and good value.
New petrol and diesel engines with more power and lower fuel consumption
The new Octavia RS is available with a choice of two engines: a 162 kW two-litre petrol engine and a 135 kW two-litre
diesel engine. Compared with the second-generation Octavia RS, the new engines make up to ten per cent more power while
saving up to 17 per cent in fuel. Start-stop and brake energy recuperation systems are standard features of both engines;
the petrol engine is available with a manual or DSG dual clutch transmission, each as a six-speed, whilst the diesel
engine is available with a DSG six-speed transmission.
Enhanced sports suspension, progressive steering and XDL differential lock as standard
The new Octavia RS comes equipped with a new, lowered sports chassis. In the sedan and wagon, the clearance is 12 mm
and 13 mm lower than the standard Octavia respectively.
The MacPherson front axle with lower triangular wishbone suspension provides precise front tracking. The rear axle
uses a newly developed multi-link suspension for greater stability and handling. Standard features also include the XDL
extended electronic differential lock, which is part of the ESC electronic stabilisation control. The new progressive
steering provides the third-generation ŠKODA Octavia RS with impressive handling and agility.
Sporting design: aggressive yet sophisticated
The new ŠKODA Octavia RS conveys pure emotion from all angles. In both sedan and wagon variants, the RS conveys a
sense of understated athleticism. The attractive front end is noted by its characteristic grille, air inlets with a
honeycomb structure, a new apron and fog lights in RS design as well as new bi-xenon headlamps with integrated LED
daytime running lights.
Seen from the side, the body is lower compared with the standard Octavia and, in keeping with the rest of the new
Octavia range, the RS has grown in length and width in comparison with its predecessor. The new Octavia RS is longer
(sedan + 88 mm, wagon + 86 mm) and 45 mm wider than the previous Octavia with an increased wheelbase of 102 mm. These
dimensions and a shortened front overhang underscore the vehicle’s powerful appearance.
Inside the new RS, newly designed RS sport seats are available in a standard fabric and leather trim combination, or
an optional Alcantara leather-appointed trim with red contrast stitching. Adding to the list of sports-inspired
standard equipment over the standard Octavia range, the RS receives a sporty three-spoke steering wheel with perforated
leather and an instrument cluster with a colour multi function display. Giving further exclusivity to the RS interior
design, the steering wheel, gearshift, door sill plates, seats, and floor mats display the iconic RS emblem.
Space, functionality, and many ‘Simply Clever’ solutions
In keeping with the entire Octavia range, both the sedan and wagon variants of the new ŠKODA Octavia RS are equipped
with a number of useful features. This includes plenty of room: the new model offers more interior length (1,782 mm) and
more legroom (73 mm). The RS sedan’s boot volume has grown by eight litres to 568 litres, compared to the previous
Octavia. With a total of 588 litres, the Wagon RS offers even more storage volume.
In addition, the new Octavia RS is equipped with a number of standard ‘Simply Clever’ features. In the cabin, the
door storage space includes a rubbish bin, a multimedia holder that accommodates a range of mobile phones and portable
media players, as well as other storage spaces, racks and hooks, providing options for a tidy cabin. For the first time
in the Octavia RS, the boot is equipped with double-sided floor mat.
The new ŠKODA Octavia RS offers the highest level of safety. Some of the newly developed, active safety systems which
come as standard include the multi-collision brake with automatic braking action engaged following an accident, Passenger
Protect Assist and Fatigue Detection. Front Assist with emergency braking is also available in the optional Tech Pack.
These systems help avoid accidents or minimise the effects of an accident on passengers and other road users.
In the event of an accident, a comprehensive package of passive safety systems maximises the protection of the driver
and passengers. Nine airbags work in sync with three-point seatbelts to protect driver and passengers from injuries as
much as possible. Furthermore, the newest ŠKODA model’s sports suspension, the long wheelbase, and the rigid,
lightweight body contribute to its highly stable handling characteristics. Based on standard crash testing, ANCAP has
given the Octavia range a five-star safety rating.
Innovative comfort systems
Already laden with countless comfort systems, there is little left to be desired in the new Octavia RS. However,
adding an additional level of comfort and convenience, the optional Tech Pack equips the RS with Adaptive Cruise Control,
which adjusts and maintains the distance to the vehicle ahead, and Automatic Parking Assist, which aids in both parallel
and perpendicular parking. The Tech Pack also includes the Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-System (KESSY), while the
optimised CANTON sound system also available with the Tech Pack provides listening enjoyment for the entire cabin.
The Columbus radio navigation system (standard) with 3D navigation display uses a large eight–inch touch screen with a
resolution of 800 × 480 pixels. A DVD player (audio and video) takes the place of a conventional CD player. In addition,
Columbus offers a screen with proximity sensors, media-in connection including Apple video functionality, menu guidance,
eight loudspeakers, two SD card slots, Bluetooth high-end telephone functionality, voice control, JPEG viewer and an
internal 64 GB flash memory. It features a Media-In connection, located separately underneath the air-conditioning
operating panel, which is meant to eliminate cable chaos.
Skoda Octavia RS Pricing*
Octavia RS sedan 162 TSI Manual $36,490*
Octavia RS sedan 162 TSI DSG $38,790*
Octavia RS sedan 135 TDI DSG $39,790*
Wagon: add $1,350*
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are