Skoda launches faster Octavia RS230 in India

Performance models of cars are few to come by in India but recently there has been an uptick in launches of hot versions of popular models. Skoda, on Saturday, launched the performance focused Octavia RS230 sedan. The RS230 has been priced at Rs. 24.63 lakhs (ex-showroom).

The standard Octavia receives several performance-related upgrades, chief among which is a 2 litre turbocharged petrol engine with a top speed of 250 km/h. The engine produces 230hp and 350Nm of torque and is capable of a 0-100kph time of 6.8 seconds. The Octavia RS230 also comes with All-Wheel Drive and sends power to the wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Apart from the engine upgrade, the Octavia RS230 has a lower ride height, sportier body kits and larger 17-inch alloy wheels. The rest of the car shares a lot with the standard Octavia with a touchscreen infotainment system, nine airbags, ESP, and a park-assist system.

The Octavia RS is part of Skoda’s plan to introduce three new models before the end of the year. The Octavia RS joins the Rapid Monte Carlo and both these cars will be joined by the new Kodiaq SUV.

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