- The next-gen Skoda Octavia RS gets crucial designing tweaks to distinguish it from the existing version.
- The next-gen Skoda Octavia will have the VW MQB Platform to make it a spacious sedan.
- One can expect both petrol and diesel variants along with mild-hybrid technology.
As if the leaked images of the next-gen Skoda Octavia were not exciting enough, there are reports of leaking of a new image of the sporty version of the next-gen Skoda Octavia, the next-gen Skoda Octavia RS. The design tweaks distinguish the sporty version from the standard version of the Skoda Octavia.
The noticeable changes are the angular LED headlights along with a restyled front bumper. The front grille, front splitter, and the side skirts get an extensive all-black treatment. The black-colored fog lamp housing adds to the sporty appeal.
Images reveal that the next-gen Skoda Octavia RS gets red-black calipers and a different design for the alloy wheels. The
boot-lid spoiler, as well as the vRS badging on the tailgate and front grille, completes the designing aspects.
The next-gen Skoda Octavia RS interiors get an all-black color styling, as well, along with the Alcantara trimmed seats sporting red stitches and the vRS logo. The 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen gets an additional ‘Sports View’ with customizable options.
One expects the next-gen Skoda Octavia RS to come equipped with an upgraded variant of the existing 245hp 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that mages with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission system.
Due to the high popularity of the Skoda Octavia RS, the company is planning to import the next-gen Skoda Octavia RS245 under the newly introduced homologation rules. One can expect an Indian launch by the end of 2020. As the vehicle will have the VW MQB platform, one can expect a more spacious version of the next-gen Skoda Octavia RS.
Along with the turbo-petrol engine, the car could also come with a turbo-diesel engine and mild-hybrid technology.