2015 Skoda Octavia RS with AWD unveiled – IAB Report

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015 - 3:27pm IST

Capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds.

Skoda has announced that the diesel variant of the 2015 Skoda Octavia RS will exclusively be available with an AWD system. This is the first time that Skoda’s AWD system has been fitted to the performance-oriented Octavia RS line.

Skoda Octavia vRS front quarter
It’s the first time that the Skoda Octavia RS gets an AWD option, and it is exclusive to the diesel variant. (Pictured – RS 2WD variant)

The diesel motor is a 2.0-liter TDI unit producing 184 hp and 380 Nm between 1,750-3,250 rpm. It is paired to a 6-speed DSG gearbox as standard. With the AWD system in place, the Octavia RS diesel is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. Fuel mileage is rated at 4.9 L/100 km (20.4 km/L), with a corresponding CO2 emission of 129 g/km.

The new variant gets the mechanical upgrades from the FWD version, which include sports-tuned suspension, electronic differential lock XDS+, and a progressive electric steering.

Skoda Octavia vRS rear quarter
With the AWD system in place, the Octavia RS diesel is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in 7.6 seconds.

Also Read: Skoda Octavia vRS to be the only performance-focused model in Skoda’s lineup

Skoda has also announced that the third generation Octavia RS has garnered success in its segment – selling more than 58,000 units since its introduction in 2013.

Skoda Octavia RS with AWD unveiled – Press Release

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