Skoda has announced the pricing and specifications for its updated Octavia RS range, completing the facelifted Octavia lineup that first appeared earlier this year.
The Czech automaker has given the base-model RS 169TSI a small power gain, finding an extra 7kW to bring power up to 169kW, with torque remaining at 350Nm.
Pricing starts at $38,890 for the sedan and $40,390 for the wagon when equipped with a six-speed manual, which represents a price rise of $1000 and $800 respectively. Both variants can be optioned with a six-speed dual-clutch DSG Automatic for a further $2500.
Torque-hungry buyers can also opt for the diesel powered RS 135TDI which continues on with an unchanged 135kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine.
Pricing for the RS diesel starts at $42,490 for the sedan and $43,990 for a wagon, up by $1200 and $1000 respectively. The RS 135TDI comes standard with a six-speed DSG automatic.
Come November Skoda Australia will also add a new range-topping RS245 variant powered by a more highly-tuned version of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, however unlike the low-output version the numbers in its name point to its output in PS, not kilowatts, with 180kW and 370Nm on tap.
The RS245 will be available with a choice of either six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch auto with pricing will be revealed closer to the car's launch date.
Compared to the standard Octavias, the RS features a wider rear track, 18-inch black alloy wheels, assorted black body touches and a new 9.2-inch touchscreen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
An optional $2300 Technology Package is available which adds upgraded navigation, adaptive front headlights, auto parking, adaptive damper control, premium 10-speaker audio, and rain-sensing wipers.
For a more upmarket feel the $2800 Luxury Package includes leather and Alcantara trimmed upholstery with red stitching, electrically adjustable front seats with driver’s memory function, heated front and rear seats, lane keep assist, blind post monitoring, pre-collision systems and self-dimming exterior mirrors with power folding.
- Octavia RS 169TSI sedan manual - $38,890
- Octavia RS 169TSI sedan automatic - $41,390
- Octavia RS 169TSI wagon manual - $40,390
- Octavia RS 169TSI wagon automatic - $42,890
- Octavia RS 135TDI sedan automatic - $42,490
- Octavia RS 135TDI wagon automatic - $43,990
Manufacturer’s list price excluding on-road costs. Overseas model shown.
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