Skoda sharpens pricing on 2018 Octavia RS range

Skoda has sharpened the pricing of the Octavia RS range, which has been simplified to two levels of specification – RS and RS245. The line-up is now exclusively offered with the 7-speed DSG with the 6-speed manual gearbox no longer available.

Priced from $39,990 plus on-roads, the RS represents the lowest price point at which the 180kW/370Nm version of the EA888 2.0-litre turbo four with 7-speed wet clutch DSG transmission and limited slip differential has been made available.

The RS245 adds standard features including Adaptive Chassis Control with adjustable dampers and 9.2-inch media screen and premium sound.

Virtual Cockpit becomes available for the first time in an Octavia as a $700 standalone option.

“SKODA Octavia customers almost always express a preference for highly-optioned petrol engine cars,” ŠKODA Australia Director Michael Irmer says.

“Since the availability last year of the RS245 with its enhanced drivetrain, Octavia RS buyers have gravitated to this, the most potent variant to date.”

  • 180kw/370Nm 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine
  • 7-speed DSG
  • Electronically controlled limited slip differential
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Front Assist
  • City Emergency Brake
  • 7 Airbags
  • Full LED headlights with LED daytime driving lights
  • Driver Fatigue Detection
  • Low tyre pressure indicator
  • Driving Mode Selection
  • 8 inch ‘Bolero’ high resolution infotainment system Bluetooth© with voice control, audio and streaming, USB, AUX and SD card slot
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • 8 Speaker sound system
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • RS Sports Front seats with height adjustment, lumbar support and integrated headrests
  • Sport Steering wheel including Paddle Shifters
  • Sports Pedals
  • Climatronic – dual-zone air conditioning
  • LED Interior Ambient lighting
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Privacy Glass (window tint)
  • Light Assist – Automatic headlight function
  • Rain Sensor – Rain sensing wipers
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Roof rails – Black (Wagon)
  • Double-sided mat in luggage compartment

Standard Equipment in addition to ‘OCTAVIA RS’

  • Adaptive Chassis Control with adjustable dampers
  • Advanced Keyless Entry including Smart Start (KESSY)
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Automatic Park Assist
  • Fog Lights with Corner Functionality
  • 9 Airbags (+2)
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, back-up siren, inclination sensor and SAFE system
  • Passenger Protect Assist
  • Auto Stop for Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • 9.2 inch ‘Columbus’ Navigation high resolution infotainment system Bluetooth© with voice control, audio and streaming, USB, AUX, 2 x SD card slots and DVD player
  • ‘Canton’ Premium sound system (10 speakers)
  • Key Personalisation
  • Wireless charging
Luxury Pack$2,800
  • Suedia/Leather 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
  • Auto folding dimming door mirrors with environmental lights Sports Pack [as listed above]


Metallic/Pearl Effect paint$500
Virtual Cockpit$700
Sunroof (Sedan)$1500
Panoramic Sunroof (Wagon)$1700
19″ Xtreme anthracite alloy wheels$700
Automatic boot opening (Wagon)$500
3 year Service Pack$860
5 year Service Pack$1700

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