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Skoda Octavia RS India Launch Date Announced – NDTV CarAndBike

Skoda Octavia RS India Launch Date Announced


The Skoda Octavia vRS spectacle sedan is all set to be launched in India this month on August 30, 2017. Early this month the carmaker had confirmed the car’s arrival for this month but now we have the official date as well. The Octavia vRS will be retailed in India as the Skoda Octavia RS and will be the very first performance-oriented model from the Czech carmaker in India. As announced by the carmaker, the deliveries for the fresh Octavia RS will commence from early September 2017.

It was back in December 2016, that Skoda very first unveiled the Octavia vRS internationally and now it’s ultimately coming to India. Globally, the Skoda Octavia RS comes in two engine options – the Two.0 TDI diesel and Two.0 TSI petrol. The 2-litre turbocharged diesel motor is capable of churning out a maximum of one hundred eighty four bhp and develops a peak torque of three hundred eighty Nm. The engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed DSG unit with the option of both 4×2 and 4×4. The 2-litre turbo-petrol unit, on the other arm, makes two hundred thirty bhp and three hundred fifty Nm peak torque and gets the option of a 6-speed DSG and a 6-speed manual as well. Having said that, Skoda dealers in India have told us that primarily, the car will only come with the two hundred thirty bhp Two.0 TSI petrol DSG version, while confirmation of the manual and diesel options will come later.

Visually the car gets a broader radiator grille and the broad honeycomb air inlets in the redesigned bumper up front. The car also receives a gloss-black treatment for several exterior bits like the grille, framework trim and the even for the sporty 19-inch alloy wheels. The car also comes with LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The cabin, at the same time, will feature a multifunctional steering wheel with spanking paddle shifters, leather/fabric combination seats, ambient lighting, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and driver assist system among others.

Bookings for the Skoda Octavia vRS are ongoing for ₹ 50,000, and the car is expected to come at an on-road price of ₹ thirty three lakh to ₹ thirty five lakh, depending on state taxes. The Octavia RS doesn’t truly have a rival in the Indian market, but based on the price range it will rival in the league of premium compact sedans like the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

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