10 Comments
2009 Skoda Octavia RS Update Launched Photo:
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_17.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_01.jpg Photo: tmr
Skoda Octavia RS FL Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_11.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_16.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_05.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_10.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_15.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_04.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_09.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_14.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_03.jpg Photo: tmr
Skoda Octavia RS FL Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_13.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_18.jpg Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_02.jpg Photo: tmr
Skoda Octavia RS FL Photo: tmr
2009_skoda-octavia-rs_12.jpg Photo: tmr
 
 
Mike Stevens | Aug, 25 2009 | 10 Comments

INTRODUCING THE SAME styling updates brought to the rest of the Octavia range earlier this year, Skoda has today launched the new-look Octavia RS.

A largely aesthetic update, the new model is powered by the same turbocharged 2.0 litre TSI petrol and 2.0 litre TDI diesel engines of the pre-facelift model.

The updated Octavia RS, available in both sedan and wagon form, features revised headlights, a refreshed grille and a new, sportier and more aggressive design for the front bumper.

2009_skoda-octavia-rs_03

Perhaps the most instantly noticeable feature of the new face, LED daytime driving lights are fitted above the fog lamps each side of the now larger main air intake.

Developing 147kW between 5100rpm to 6000rpm, the turbocharged 2.0 TSI four-cylinder petrol engine features high-pressure direct injection.

Torque for the turbocharged petrol engine is impressive, with 280Nm coming online at 1800rpm through to 5000rpm.

2009_skoda-octavia-rs_11

Fuel consumption for the TSI engine is rated at 7.7 l/100km, emitting 179g/km of CO2. The Octavia RS TSI manual liftback crosses 100km/h in 7.3 seconds, and the manual wagon in 7.5 seconds.

The 2.0 TDI common rail direct injection diesel engine is the most power diesel in Skoda's range, producing 125kW. Torque is the diesel's strong suit however, with 350Nm available between 1750rpm and 2500rpm.

Fuel consumption is just 5.9 l/100km on the combined cycle, and CO2 emissions are rated at 155g/km.

The Octavia RS 2.0 TDI manual liftback reaches 100km/h in 8.4 seconds, and the wagon in 8.5 seconds.

2009_skoda-octavia-rs_12

Both engines are available with either a six-speed manual or with Volkswagen's six-speed DSG automatic transmission.

Standard active and passive safety features for the Octavia RS include six airbags, front whiplash optimised head restraints, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), advanced Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD).

Pricing for the new Octavia RS starts at $37,990 for the liftback and $39,990 for the wagon. The optional six-speed DSG gearbox is $2,300.

Note: Prices are Manufacturer's List Price only.

 
Used cars for sale
Looking to buy a SKODA Octavia? How about these?
TMR Comments
10 Comments

Finance Calculator

Repayment is : $

Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
 
New cars for sale View more
 
Holden Commodore LT $33,690 to $33,690
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Nissan X-Trail ST-L $28,490 to $28,490
Plus ORC
 
Special Offer $41,374 More Information
Mazda CX-5 Maxx $28,690 to $28,690
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Kia Sportage SLi $28,990 to $28,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Subaru Forester XT $30,240 to $30,240
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Hyundai Tucson Elite $28,590 to $28,590
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Jeep Cherokee Longitude $35,950 to $35,950
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack $23,990 to $23,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Volkswagen Passat 132TSI $35,990 to $35,990
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
Hyundai i40 Premium $33,090 to $33,090
Plus ORC
 
$0 More Information
 
Show All