Skoda India was planning to launch 200 units of Skoda Octavia RS 245 but due to a lockdown situation in India. Skoda has closed the booking of Octavia RS 245. However, there are some cars left with the selected dealers across India. Maybe you got one.
This Octavia RS 245 is the complete build unit, not like the previous Octavia VRS which was manufactured in India. This new Octavia RS 245 is priced 10 lakh more than the previous VRS 2017. The new RS touches the ex-showroom price of 35.99 lakhs. Booking of Octavia RS 245 had opened on March 1 but booking closed now due to lockdown.
During a live session with #Autocarindia on Instagram, Zac Hollis director of Skoda sales service and marketing said the response of the car has been fantastic and confirmed that delivery will take place after the lockdown finishes. “I am really looking forward to delivering the car, and I am hoping that when this lockdown finishes I can even handover some of the cars to the customers myself”, he said.
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The Octavia RS 245 comes with a 2.0 ltr TSI turbo petrol engine. This engine produces 245 bhp and 370 Nm mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The engine touches the Octavia 0-100 is just 6.6 seconds. The top speed has been limited to 250 kmph.
If we talk about the feature list, It got all the feature like ABS, EBD, ESC, traction control, cruise control, 9 airbags, touchscreen infotainment system, push start-stop button, power-adjustable driver seat with memory setting, seat belt reminder, and pretensions, electrically adjustable outside rearview mirror. On the inside, it features Alcantara sports seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and Skoda virtual cockpit.
Skoda Octavia RS 245 Rivals?
This Octavia price at 35.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) at this price point no brand can offer this amount of power and feature. This is the best affordable performance sedan in India right now. However it will competes with BMW 320 and Audi A4 but they cost higher.