Skoda Octavia RS 245 bookings to begin on March 1

Skoda Auto India on Thursday has announced that it will start receiving bookings for the Octavia RS 245 on 1st March 2020, through the company's online platform, at an amount of Rs 1 lakh. The sedan will be priced at Rs 35.99 (ex-showroom).

The performance-focused sedan will be sold in a limited number of 200 units, informs the Czech auto manufacturer. It will be available in five different colour options that are Rallye Green, Race Blue, Corrida Red, Magic Black, and Candy White.

The Skoda Octavia RS 245 is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine clubbed with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The engine is capable of churning out 245 PS of peak power and 370 Nm of torque output.

Also, the Octavia Rs 245 can accelerate 0-100 kmph in 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph. As Skoda claims, the sedan gets carbon decor, a flat-bottom supersport steering wheel with paddle shifter, virtual cockpit, a SmartLink 20.32 cm touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, it gets black Alcantara sport seats with integrated headrests.

The sedan runs on 18-inch dual-tone Vega alloy wheels and it comes with the distinctive RS badge. It terms of safety features, the sedan gets nine airbags.

Commenting on the car, Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said, “With the Octavia RS 245, we translate our century-long motorsports legacy into the fastest Skoda 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.”