The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS has been launched in India, priced at Rs. 24.62 lakhs.

2017 Skoda Octavia RS Front
The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS is based on the MQB platform

Skoda has launched the faster version of the Octavia sedan, the Octavia RS in India and has priced it at Rs. 24.62 lakhs (ex-showroom, India). The 2017 Octavia RS comes with mechanical changes and also subtle changes to the interior as well as exterior.

The Skoda Octavia RS gets a sportier looking front bumper with larger air-intakes. The grille is finished in black and also houses the RS badge. At the side, you get new 17-inch blackened 10-spoke alloy wheels with red brake callipers and at the rear you get a tailgate spoiler, RS badging and stainless steel exhaust tips that differentiate it from the regular Octavia.

In the cabin, the Skoda Octavia RS gets an all-black dashboard layout instead of the dual-tone black and beige available on the regular Octavia. The gear-knob, seats and the steering wheel (flat bottom) get a contrast red stitching and also RS stitching on the seats highlight the race-worthiness of the car. Faux carbon fibre treatment on the doors replace the regular aluminium trims. An updated 9.2-inch Columbus touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink takes care of infotainment duties.

Powering the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS is a 2.0-litre TSI motor that punches out 230 HP of power between 5500-6200 RPM and 350 Nm of torque between 1500-4500 RPM. This engine comes paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The Octavia RS with the TSI motor does the 0-100 km/hr run in just 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 250 km/hr.

The Octavia RS also gets an updated suspension setup and a wider track at the rear. Other features in the Octavia RS are LED headlamps with LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, Traction Control, ABS with EBD, all 4 disc brakes, hands-free parking, 9 airbags, ESP, DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control), Cruise Control, 12-way adjustable driver’s seat, Alcantara leather seats, Ambient Lighting, integrated headrests in the front seats and a panoramic sunroof.

Bookings for the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS have commenced and the performance sedan comes in a choice of 4 colours – Red, White, Steel Grey and Race Blue. The Octavia RS also comes with a 4-year Skoda Service Care that includes 4-year Skoda Warranty, Skoda Assist and Skoda Maintenance Package.

2017 Skoda Octavia RS Price

– Priced at Rs. 24.62 lakhs (ex-showroom)
– The Octavia RS gets a 2.0-litre TSI motor that puts out 230 HP
– Gets a lot of sporty bits on the exteriors and interiors

2017 Skoda Octavia RS India
The Octavia RS measures 4689 mm in height, 1814 mm in width and 1496 mm in height
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Engine
The Octavia RS breaches the 100 km/hr mark in 6.8 seconds
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Interior
The interior is given a sporty look and feel
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Front Three Quarter
The Octavia RS gets a wider track and sports suspension
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Alloy Wheel
The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS gets 17-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Side Profile
The performance sedan is priced at Rs. 24.62 lakhs (ex-showroom, pan-India)
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Rear
The front and rear bumpers are more sportier compared to the regular Octavia
2017 Skoda Octavia RS Performance
The 2017 Octavia RS is a true-blue performance car in the Rs. 30 lakhs price bracket