New Skoda Octavia RS245 Coming in November
The wait is over, and the new RS Skoda Octavia for sale has finally arrived in Australian showrooms. Skoda has brought an updated and stylish design to the mid sized Volkswagen MBQ based model with a choice of diesel or petrol options. So, what does the new RS have to offer?
The Performance Changes
Skoda has brought in the higher powered Volkswagen turbo 2.0 litre petrol engine for the new Skoda Octavia model. This delivers 169 kW of power and 350 Nm torque. This is paired with either a dual clutch auto transmission or a six speed manual channelling power to the front wheels. This provides a 0-100 kilometres per hour rate of only 6.7 seconds or 6.8 for the DSG auto.
There is also an option for a four cylinder, turbo diesel 2.0 litre unit, which develops 135 kW power and 380 Nm torque. This engine is offered exclusively with a dual clutch auto. This has a 0-100 rate of 7.9 seconds. The fuel economy figures for either engine option have yet to be confirmed.
If either of these engines is not enough to excite the most enthusiastic petrol head, then you won’t have to wait long. Skoda Australia has announced that the RS245 will be hitting local showrooms in November. This model has the engine boosted to a massive 180 kW with the option of either a DSG auto or manual transmission. The power will be sent through a limited slip diff for additional driving grip.
As standard, the MY18 RS245 will be equipped with the otherwise optional Black Pack. It will also have a 9.2 inch touchscreen, adaptive chassis control suspension, and blind spot warning. There are also additional optional packs, making the RS245 even more attractive. The Tech Pack, adds full LED headlights, multiple SD card slots, and a higher grade, premium audio system. While the Luxury Pack adds power front seats, Alcantara and leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, auto folding side mirrors, Passenger Protect Assist complete with two additional airbags and lane assist. The RS245 is available in either a wagon or sedan body shape.
If you are interested in a Skoda Octavia for sale, you should visit us. We have an impressive stock of new and quality pre-owned models including the new Skoda Octavia. The Mandurah Skoda sales team is also on hand to answer any queries you may have about the Skoda Octavia, Superb and all the other models in the Skoda range. We can also assist you with vehicle finance options and insuring your new vehicle. Call in and see us and we would be delighted to take you on a test drive.