Conveyances of the 245hp Skoda Octavia RS will start after the across nationwide coronavirus lockdown is lifted
In the event that you had your heart set on a Skoda Octavia RS 245, there’s some awful news. Every one of the 200 units of the RS 245 for India have been represented and Skoda has shut request books for the vehicle. In any case, everything isn’t lost for purchasers excited about getting one. With a couple of requests having been pulled back since the first portion, a couple of units are as yet available with select sellers the nation over.
The restricted run Skoda Octavia RS 245 has ended up being an incredible pined for purchase. Furthermore, that is in spite of being a full Rs 10 lakh dearer than the Octavia RS from 2017. Brought into India as a totally fabricated unit – henceforth subject to full obligations – the Octavia RS 245 was estimated at INR 35.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Appointments for the Octavia RS 245 had opened on March 1, 2020 only by means of Skoda’s India site.
During a #LiveWithAutocar meeting on Instagram, Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing at Skoda Auto India said reaction to the vehicle had been “fabulous” and affirmed that conveyances will start after the present lockdown closes. “I am truly anticipating conveying the vehicle, and I am trusting that when this entire lockdown completes I can even hand over a portion of the vehicles to the clients myself,” he said.
The Octavia RS 245 fills in as the swansong for the active gen Octavia in India. Also, what a swansong it is. The feature is the engine – a 2.0-liter TSI turbo-petrol engine that puts out 245hp and 370Nm of torque. It’s combined to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox that moves it to 100kph from a stop in an asserted time of 6.6sec. The top-speed has been constrained to 250kph.
Aside from the engine, the Octavia RS likewise gets a refreshed suspension arrangement alongside 18-inch amalgam haggles new body unit to separate it from the now-stopped customary model. Being an Euro-spec model, it additionally rides 15mm lower than the standard Octavia that was at a bargain in India. Within, it highlights Alcantara sports situates, a level base directing wheel, Skoda’s Virtual Cockpit framework and nine airbags.
Skoda as of late uncovered the fourth-age Octavia RS, which presently includes a module mixture powertrain with a 1.4-liter TSI turbo-petrol engine that, alongside a 116hp electric engine, makes a joined system output of 245hp and 400Nm of torque. In any case, there’s still no word starting at now if this most recent adaptation of Octavia will make it to India or not.