Skoda Auto India has brought the last batch of the Skoda Octavia RS245 sedan to the country even as the company prepares to globally launch the Skoda Octavia RSiV this year.
The iV suffix denotes an electrified powertrain. The hybrid version of the OctaviaRS was due for launch at the now cancelled Geneva International Motor Show 2020. The company will also globally launch a traditional powertrain.
The RSiV is the first model to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain. A 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an 85-kW electric motor will combine to deliver a system output of 180 kW (245 PS) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, with CO2 emissions of around 30 g/km over the WLTP cycle (Worldwide Harmonized Light Duty Vehicles Test Procedure).
Moreover, the Octavia RS iV can cover up to 55 kilometres (WLTP) in an all electric mode, which is without generating any local emissions. This new generation Octavia is due on the Indian shores only in 2021. Meanwhile in India, Skoda has brought only 200 units of the Octavia RS245 before the new variant is launched . Online bookings for the RS245 priced at Rs 35.99 lakh opened on March 1 from 12 noon through a centralized platform www.byskodaonline.co.in on payment of Rs 1 lakh and on a first-come-first-serve basis.
“India was a huge appreciator of the Octavia RS245. So before the model life phased out, the company decided to bring in 200 units for enthusiasts here,” said Zac Hollis, brand director Skoda Auto India.
These 200 units of the Octavia 245 are being introduced in the market after an overwhelming response from brand loyalists and enthusiasts across the nation,” said Zac Hollis, brand director Skoda Auto India.