Czech out the Octavia RS 

Its furrowed frontal frown — with many traces converging from bonnet to grille — provides the Skoda Octavia RS an air of intense focus. 

It’s a temper that carries by way of to how the automotive handles. Whenever you’re behind the wheel of the newest Skoda Octavia RS, you’ll respect the purposeful nature of this Czech mannequin.

Skoda vehicles in recent times have upped their driveability issue. 

Whereas their performance is obvious from the roominess and fashionable conveniences of connectivity and luxury in a variety of sedans and SUVs, they’ve additionally been injected with applicable ranges of driving relevance. Consolation for many who want it, and spiritedness for these craving somewhat extra.

With the Octavia RS, that palpable sense of engagement kicks in as quickly as you energy up and hit the accelerator. The growling of the turbocharged 2-litre engine is obvious within the cabin and serves as an applicable soundtrack because the front-wheel-driven automotive picks up velocity easily (0 to 100kmh in 6.7 seconds).

The dealing with is sharp because it powers by way of the gears easily, the paddle shifters responding neatly, even when it’s a must to peer on the tiny indicator on the digital show to examine which gear you’re in. More often than not it’s prone to be in drive, however on the odd event you’d prefer to get a bit extra pep, it’s there once you want it.

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And all this achieved with out draining the 50L gasoline tank.

Enhanced Fame 

The Czech model’s fame took a flip for the higher when it was acquired by Germany’s Volkswagen Group, within the early Nineteen Nineties. It’s now among the many high earners for the Group and a frontrunner amongst Czech manufacturers. 

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Skoda’s inventory has risen through the years and its vehicles are sometimes extremely regarded when it comes to a value-for-money proposition.

Worth for cash and vehicles in Singapore usually are not usually talked about in the identical breath. The Octavia RS retails for *$209,000 which can appear excessive, however provided that it may well knock out 180kW and has good aerodynamics for improved efficiency and better effectivity, it might work out to be a worthwhile deal in contrast with the worth factors of different vehicles in that class.

The sporty sedan seems the half in the fitting color. Within the case of the check drive, a vibrant purple with comparable hues on the Alcantara seats and the show panel. However if you would like one thing rather less loud and somewhat extra govt, there are extra muted colors. Or in case your tastes swing the opposite method, there’s all the time the eye-wateringly vibrant Mamba inexperienced possibility.

The Octavia RS is full of new know-how which retains you in lane, alerts you to potential points, has space-saving shift-by-wire know-how which is managed by a trendy shifter quite than the same old gear stick, and has parking help. It additionally has a digital pedal, although that requires some deft footwork to spring the boot open.

The inside of the Octavia RS with its carbon fibre touches and sporty black upholstery is comfy and modern. Electrical seats get you into a very good place and the multifunction leather-based steering gives related options that you’d have to entry, just like the music controls, phone and your shows. A head up show would have been good to have.

Key controls for the automotive’s set-up are on the touchscreen, which is probably positioned a bit too flat towards the dashboard. Most manufacturers with touchscreens have them barely tilted in the direction of the driving force for straightforward entry.

Whereas many capabilities could be set earlier than the journey, there are occasions you’ll have to entry that touchscreen; for example, if you wish to deactivate the auto begin/cease characteristic. There isn’t a bodily button to hit, it’s a must to hunt it down on the touchscreen.

Such little quirks received’t detract from the pleasurable drive supplied by the Octavia RS, which might trigger the same old leaders on this phase to look over their shoulders in equal components of envy, admiration and concern.

SKODA Octavia RS

Displacement:  1984 cc

Engine: 4-cylinder in-line 16 valve turbocharged

Transmission: Computerized 7-speed DSG 

Max output: 180 kW

Max torque: 370 Nm

0-100kmh: 6.7 seconds

High velocity: 250 kmh

Gas consumption:6.5 L/100m

CO2: 150 g/km

Gas tank: 50 L

Size: 4,702 mm

Width: 1,829 mm 

Peak:1,457 mm 

VES band: B

Value: *$209,900

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