The performance sedan from Skoda was launched on September 1 of this year. The car was priced at ₹2.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, bookings for the sedan were opened in early August of this year. The Czech brand says that it has a substantial back log for the car. The latest Octavia RS is the first RS variant of the Octavia to come with a 2-litre turbo-petrol instead of 1.8-litre turbo-petrol engine. This engine produces a healthy 230hp and 350Nm of torque. The Octavia RS can only be had with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic gearbox.
When compared to the regular Octavia, the RS has a reworked aggressive body kit. The RS also features blacked-out trim, 17-inch wheels and a rear spoiler. On the inside, the car gets alcantara interior, a new touchscreen unit, nine airbags and a park-assist feature. Currently, the Octavia RS has no direct rivals in India.