Selasa, 20 Desember 2016

GTI for the whole family


Skoda cares for a beautiful gift just before Christmas: After the facelift of the "normal" Octavia, the sporty RS now receives the Mercedes face. In parallel, the petrol version gets 10 hp more missed.

With new eyes
Let us first turn to the exterior: the term "facelift" is also to be taken very literally with the Octavia RS. The most significant change is the enlarged radiator grille and the now smaller, smaller headlights. They work as standard with adaptive LED technology. A typical RS feature is large air intakes in honeycomb structure in the front bumper. It is more decent in the rear: the black diffuser attachment with the wide reflector belt overlaps. The sight of a spoiler is garnish. As usual, the Octavia RS is available as hatchback and wagon.

Deeper and wider
To meet the sporting requirements, the Octavia RS is 15 millimeters lower than its conventional brothers, while the rear track is 30 millimeters wider. 17-inch alloy wheels are available in the wheel arches as an option, 18 and 19-inch wheels are available as an option.

Giant screen and clever details
Inside, the Super-Octavia features a black interior with special RS sports seats. These have integrated headrests and are now also available in Alcantara. By the way, Skoda does not dispense with clever gimmicks in the RS, such as an umbrella under the passenger seat or a removable LED lamp in the trunk. In addition, new infotainment systems are emerging, the top-of-the-range model features a 9.2-inch touch screen. In terms of assistance technology, a blind angle warning system and a trailer assist are added, the DCC system offers various chassis modes.

Sport car hunt in the family combi
The two-liter turbo-benzine is known from the VW Golf GTI. In the new Skoda Octavia RS, it will deliver 230 hp and offer a maximum torque of 350 Newtonmeter between 1,500 and 4,600 tours. By the way, it is only 30 newton meters below the unchanged 184-hp diesel, which is also offered in the RS. Back to the gasoline: 6.7 seconds to 100 km and 250 km / h peak are a strong announcement. Switching is done either manually or via DSG, in both cases six gears are available. While the ottomotor is available exclusively with front-wheel drive (and electronic differential lock XDS), the Diesel-RS can also be ordered with four-wheel drive. Speaking of: The Octavia RS is by no means a niche model. Since the start of the third Octavia generation in 2013, around 100,000 copies have been delivered worldwide.