Skoda Octavia RS245 Scorches The Expo Floor And Our Pockets For Rs 36 Lakh

The RS245 is the hottest version of the Octavia producing 245PS and 370Nm!

  • Under the hood is the same 2.0-litre TSI engine from the RS230.
  • Power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG gearbox.
  • 0-100kmph comes up in just 6.6 seconds!

What better way to send off the current-gen Octavia than this. Meet the Octavia RS245, a mischievous sibling to the already wild Octavia RS230. Putting 245PS and 370Nm to the tarmac through the front wheels, the RS245 is a force to reckon with. Launched at Rs 36 lakh at the ongoing Auto Expo, it is limited to just 200 units! We suggest you stop reading right now and head to a Skoda dealer to book one immediately. Something tells us that you won’t EVER regret this decision and please don’t forget to thank us.

Come on! You’re still reading this?! We guess you are still not convinced or you are broke like us. We feel for the last bunch and for the former, we’ve got better news.  Yes, it uses the same 2.0-litre TSI engine from the RS230. But you can never say no to more powerrr (15PS/50Nm). This kind of power to the front wheels isn't the best way around, but Skoda has taken care of that with a 7-speed DSG coupled to an electronic limited slip differential. Proof?

Nought to 100kmph is a matter of 6.6 seconds (0.2 seconds quicker than the RS230). If you’re ambitious, 250kmph is also a walk in the park. The RS245 has something else up its red sleeves --  the dynamic chassis control. It helps you enhance the driving experience by altering the damping and various other parameters.

For differentiation, the Octavia RS245 gets bigger 19-inch wheels and dedicated badges. You’ll be greeted with Alcantara sports seats, contrast red stitching, RS badges and a flat-bottom steering wheel. Skoda has also thrown in a digital instrument display and a bigger infotainment system for good measure.

The RS245 sure promises more fun and more performance than the RS230. But is that added bonus really worth the 10 lakh premium? 

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