Along with the 2020 Skoda Octavia, the 2020 Skoda Octavia RS also has reportedly leaked online. Skoda usually comes out with derivatives, especially performance variants, at a later stage. But the new image suggests that 2020 Octavia RS might be coming before expectations. The image (below) reveals a number of key design differentiators between the regular Octavia and the sportier Octavia RS. For the uninitiated, the 2020 Skoda Octavia is scheduled to make the real-world debut in Prague, the Czech Republic on 11 November 2019. Its RS variant should also debut at the same event if this is the real deal.
At the front, the 2020 Skoda Octavia RS comes with the same sleek looking singular LED headlights but a sportier bumper in a design similar to that of the Skoda Vision RS concept from the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The radiator grille gets an all-black treatment. The fog lights seem to be LED units, and along with the headlamps, carry a dark tint.
The leaked image shows side skirts, a front splitter, red brake callipers and petal-style large alloy wheels as well. The rear-end is not visible, but we expect a sporty black spoiler and diffuser to be among the key differences.
Inside, it is expected with RS-specific features such as all-black colour scheme, Alcantara seat upholstery with red stitching, sport seats and an additional 'Sports View' mode for the instrument cluster.
As for the mechanicals, no specifics have been mentioned yet, but it will most like draw power from the upgraded version of the current car's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine which is rated to deliver 245 PS of maximum power. The engine should come mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as standard.
The previous-gen Octavia RS was extremely popular among the Indian auto enthusiasts and its first lot was sold-out within days. The all-new model will likely be launched here at some point.
[Image Source - Forum.Skodahome.cz]