ŠKODA AUTO India has commenced the reservation window for OCTAVIA RS 245 on 01 March 2020, at 12 noon. This was done via a centralized platform www.buyskodaonline.co.in against a booking fee of INR 1 lac. The OCTAVIA RS 245 will be available at an ex-showroom price of INR 35.99 lacs.
There will only be a limited 200 units of the Octavia RS245. It will come Equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 TSI (seven speed DSG) engine putting down a whooping 245 PS (180 kW) of power and a peak torque output of 370 Nm. All these number translate to a 0-100kmph time of 6.6 seconds and a electronically limited top speed of 250kmph , making it the fasted Skoda offering in India.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “With the OCTAVIA RS 245, we translate our century-long motorsports legacy into the fastest ŠKODA offering in India. It offers a compelling combination of the high-performance engine, sporty appearance and dynamic driving capabilities along with class-leading safety and intelligent connectivity features. These 200 units of the RS 245 are being introduced in the market after an overwhelming response from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts, across the nation.”
The interiors of the OCTAVIA RS 245 instantly give you the feel of a race car with , the Carbon décor with LED ambient lighting with ten different colour options, the three-spoke SuperSport flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel with paddle-shift and black perforated leather with red stitching .RS 245 also feels very futuristic and with the Virtual Cockpit – a customizable high definition digital instrument panel that offers a fresh perspective of all important driving data and navigation – with Classic, Basic, Extended, Modern, and Sports display options. The black Alcantara Sports Seats with integrated headrests don the RS logo and enhance the sporty appeal of the interiors. The twelve-way electrically-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, with lumbar support and three programmable memory functions for the driver seat, are further premium features on the interiors. The vRS Mode button, on the center console, adjusts the characteristics of the engine, electronic assistants, and stability control systems, for an amazingdriving experience.
On the Exterior the RS 245 inherits the signature contoured body of the iconic ŠKODA OCTAVIA, and arms it with distinctive design elements. The fascia is dominated by a massive front butterfly grille, with gloss black surrounds and broad honeycomb air inlets, as well as characteristic Quadra headlamps with CystalGlo LED daytime running lights. The side profile of the OCTAVIA RS 245, with glossy black 45.72 cm R (18) dual tone Vega alloy wheels and wing mirror housings add to the sporty look and emphasises on the coupe like silhouette .
The C shaped illumination, typical of the ŠKODA is complemented by the glossy black spoiler and trapezoidal tailpipes that make the vehicle confidently stand out. The radiator grille as well as the tailgate sport the RS badge that features a ‘V’ (for victory) and accentuates the dynamic appearance of the new ŠKODA offering. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 can be acoustically recognized by the ‘husky’ sound of its exhaust system.
On the infotainment front , the state-of-the-art 20.32 cm touchscreen central infotainment system, is equipped with SmartLink technology (ŠKODA Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink , Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) that mirrors the smartphone for seamless connectivity and an undistracted drive. The dual-zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with clean air function, features electronic regulation. It is also fitted with a humidity sensor that reduces the windscreen misting.
While being a more race and speed focussed car , the Octavia RS245 doesn’t ignore the most practical need of a car , i.e , cargo space. The rear seats come with a 60-40 split and when folded increase the storage capacity from 590 litres to a solid 1580 litres . What that means is that you can reach your camping spot much quicker than you friends while also carrying your and their cargo , while still not loosing on the fast race car feel.
Since with all the power , there also comes resposibility , the car is loaded with safety features . The standard safety equipment in the OCTAVIA RS 245 includes nine airbags: dual front, side airbags at front and rear, curtain airbags at front and rear, and driver knee airbag. Also part of the package are a host of security equipment and safety support functions include AFS (Adaptive Front light System), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), and EDS (Electronic Differential Lock).
The sports chassis lowers the body of the new RS 245 by 15 mm when compared to the OCTAVIA model range, on offer, in India.