BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Škoda Auto India has announced that it will commence the reservation window for Octavia RS 245 on 01 March, at 12 noon, via a centralized platform (www.buyskodaonline.co.in) against a booking fee of Rs1.0 lakh.
Only 200 units of the car will be sold exclusively through the website which is offered at ex-showroom price of Rs 35.99 lakh.
The brand also adds that the Octavia RS 245 will be available in five attractive colour options: Rallye Green, Race Blue, Corrida Red, Magic Black, and Candy White.
The Octavia RS 245is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder TSI engine mated to seven-speed DSG. In this combination it is tuned to offer 245 PS (180 kW) of power and a peak torque output of 370 Nm.
Performance-wise, the saloon car is no slouch. It will do the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 6.6 seconds and has electronically limited a top speed of 250 km/h. Compared to other Skoda models, the sports chassis lowers the body of the Skoda Octavia RS 245 by 15 mm.
In global markets, the RS 245 was introduced in 2018 and it features the new face of the brand with particularly sporty details. The radiator grille’s vertical slats as well as its frame both come in a gloss-black finish. The bumper is designed with a particularly bold horizontal line, has broad honeycomb air inlets and contributes to the car’s wide and sculptured impression. The redesigned headlight clusters in a crystalline look feature full-LED technology and the AFS adaptive front light system as standard. The fog lights, tail lights and number plate illumination are all LED.
As a driver focussed car, performance Mode Select with the Performance Sound Generator function enables individual adjustment of drive, chassis and comfort settings. The dynamic character of the Skoda Octavia RS 245 is additionally highlighted by the car’s progressive steering and the optional adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC).
With Driving Mode Select, the driver can change the steering characteristics, the operation of the DSG transmission, and the settings of other systems in the Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual modes. The individual preferences are saved on the optionally available, personalisable keys.
Cabin is abundant with high quality materials and carbon trims, flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle-shift, virtual cockpit, and black Alcantara® Sports Seats come with integrated headrests.
Driver gets 20.32 cm touchscreen central infotainment system with SmartLink™ technology (Škoda Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) that mirrors the smartphone for seamless connectivity and an undistracted drive. Occupants get dual-zone air-conditioning with clean air function. Car is also fitted with a humidity sensor that reduces the windscreen misting.
Active and passive safety kit includes nine airbags: dual front, side airbags at front and rear, curtain airbags at front and rear, and driver knee airbag, AFS (Adaptive Front light System), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), and EDS (Electronic Differential Lock).
Zac Hollis, Brand Director, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “With the OCTAVIA RS 245, we translate our century-long motorsports legacy into the fastest ŠKODA offering in India. It offers a compelling combination of the high-performance engine, sporty appearance and dynamic driving capabilities along with class-leading safety and intelligent connectivity features. These 200 units of the RS 245 are being introduced in the market after an overwhelming response from brand loyalists and auto enthusiasts, across the nation.”