ŠKODA’s fast family sedan and wagon range receives more power and enhanced specification in the Model Year 18 upgrade in showrooms this month.
Upgrades include a higher tune of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine; standard fitting of the previously optional Black Pack; standard 9.2 inch media screen and – for the first time – the options of Blind Spot Detection and Adaptive Chassis Control.
Both the liftback-style sedan and the wagon run the 169kW/350Nm version of the turbo petrol engine driven through either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG auto.
There is the option of a 135/380Nm turbo diesel with DSG. The great majority of RS variants sell with both available option packs.
The optional Tech Pack includes: 9.2″ touch screen Columbus satellite navigation system (including USB, AUX and 2× SD card slot (8 speakers); full LED headlights with Adaptive Frontlight System; Automatic Parking Assist (Front parking sensors standard for RS); Adaptive Chassis Control; Advanced Keyless Entry including Smart Start (KESSY) and Alarm; Premium German Canton sound system (10 speakers, digital equaliser); personalisation via key and Driving Mode Selection.
The optional Luxury Pack includes: leather/Alacantara appointed seat upholstery with red stitching; electrically-adjustable driver and passenger seat, driver seat with memory function; Lane Assist; Side Assist – Blind Spot Detection; Heated front and rear seats; plus two Airbags (nine total); Passenger Protect Assist; and auto folding dimming door mirrors with environmental lights.
The RS range is enhanced in November with the permanent addition of the RS245. Its 180kW version of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol four is driven through either a six-speed manual or seven-speed wet clutch DSG and a limited slip differential. The full RS range is expected to comprise more than half of all Octavia sales.
ŠKODAs come with a five year, unlimited kilometer warranty.
ŠKODA Octavia RS
169TSI manual $38,890
169TSI DSG $41,390
135TDI DSG $42,490
169TSI manual $40,390
169TSI DSG $42,890
135TDI DSG $43,990
Tech pack $2300
Luxury pack $2800
Metallic/Pearl paint $500
19″ Xtreme anthracite alloys $700
Sunroof (sedan) $1500
Panamramic sunroof (wagon) $1700
Automatic boot opening (wagon) $500