One of the fastest ŠKODA Octavia’s yet, the fire-breathing Octavia RS 245, has joined the local range. And unlike the previous RS 230 which was offered in limited numbers in 2016, more powerful RS 245 is a mainstay of the Octavia range.
Building on the popular Octavia RS platform, the RS 245 (the 245 standing for its horsepower) offers heightened styling and equipment, but also borrows much of its technology and drivetrain from the Golf GTI Performance, including its cousin’s EA888 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine good for 180kW and 370Nm of torque, and electronically controlled limited-slip differential.
ŠKODA says the RS 245 sedan is capable of dashing from 0-100km/h in just 6.6 seconds for the sedan, and 6.7 seconds for the wagon. Both sedan and wagon body styles can be purchased with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG transmission.
Director of ŠKODA Australia, Mr Michael Irmer, was delighted to be offering the fastest-ever Octavia to Australian customers.
“ŠKODA has always stood for getting more car for your money, which is easily observed in the new Octavia range. With this new, high performance Octavia RS 245, Australian fans will not just see ‘more car’, they’re going to feel it too,” Mr Irmer said.
Speaking of more car, the RS 245 comes with a number of additional styling and equipment upgrades, including a leather and Alcantara-trimmed sports trim, which also feature electrically adjustable front seats with a driver’s seat with memory function; as well as auto folding and dimming door mirrors with environmental lights.
The RS 245 commands an intimidating stance on the road with some exclusive design cues, too: 19-inch ‘Xtreme’ black allow wheels, black exhaust pipe outlets, and RS 245 instrument cluster and door inserts adorn the vehicle in both sedan and wagon body style. The RS 245 is available globally in four colours, Corrida Red, Steel Grey, the metallic Moon White and the Pearl Effect Black Magic.
Tech Pack – RRP $2,300
Given the RS245 comes standard with a number of items offered in the Tech Pack for other Octavia model lines, the RS 245’s Tech Pack includes Automatic Parking Assist, Adaptive Chassis Control, Advanced Keyless Entry including Smart Start (KESSY) and alarm, a premium, 10-speaker Canton Sound System and Manoeuvre Braking Assist.
Luxury Pack – RRP $1,500
For customers who want their ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’, the Octavia’s RS 245 Luxury Pack offers several convenience flourishes, including Lane Assist, Side Assist with blind spot detection and heated front and rear seats.
The Octavia RS 245 will join the existing Octavia and Octavia RS range in ŠKODA’s national dealer network this month. Like all ŠKODAs, the RS 245 also come standard with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty and roadside assistance, and capped priced servicing every calendar year.
Pricing (Excludes dealer and statutory charges):
|Octavia RS 245 Sedan|
|180TSI 6-sp Manual||RRP $43,390|
|180TSI Sedan 7-sp DSG||RRP $45,890|
|Octavia RS 245 Wagon|
|180TSI 6-sp Manual Wagon||RRP $44,890|
|180TSI 7-sp DSG Wagon||RRP $47,390|
|Tech Pack||RRP $2,300|
|Luxury Pack||RRP $1,500|
|Metallic/Pearl Effect paint||RRP $500|
|Sunroof (sedan)||RRP $1,500|
|Panoramic sunroof (wagon)||RRP $1,700|
|Automatic boot opening (wagon only)||RRP $500|