Skoda has formally confirmed that the world premiere of the brand new technology Octavia RS (vRS within the UK) might be happen on the 2020 Geneva Motor Present, which runs between March 3 and 15.
Dubbed the Octavia iV RS, it’s the primary ‘RS’ efficiency mannequin to characteristic an electrified powertrain, which is shared with its platform structure siblings, the upcoming VW Golf GTE and subsequent technology Cupra Leon.
Comparability: New 2020 Skoda Octavia Meets Its Predecessor
The Czech sports activities mannequin will mix a 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine with an electrical motor producing a mixed output of 245 PS (242 hp / 180 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) dash ought to take round 7 seconds, whereas the 13 kWh battery pack will give it an electrical vary of as much as 55 km (35 miles).
Very similar to its Mk8 Golf cousin, the following Octavia RS will even supply typical powertrains. These embody a petroleum mannequin with VW’s EA888 2.0-liter turbo 4 and the same output to the PHEV, however round 250 kg (550 lbs) lighter. A diesel model might be supplied too, tipped to retain the two.0-liter TDI with a number of modifications meant to make it extra frugal and maybe round 15 PS (15 hp / 11 kW) extra highly effective, lifting output to about 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW).
Skoda has reportedly chosen to not use the two.0-liter twin-turbo diesel from the Kodiaq RS, which makes 240 PS (237 hp / 177 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft), within the top-spec Octavia.