While the next-gen Skoda Octavia will debut internationally on November 11th, 2019, pictures of the performance version of the car has been leaked online.
While our memories are still fresh with the official sketches and leaked image of the upcoming Skoda Octavia, a leaked image of the upcoming Skoda Octavia RS has also surfaced online. The low-resolution image is believed to have leaked via Skoda’s online configuration webpage, possibly on the German website, and possibly due to an error. The image shows some key design detail that separate the Octavia RS from the regular one.
The next-gen Skoda Octavia RS
As seen in the image, the Octavia RS will sport a pair of sleek LED headlamps, a blacked-out grill, and a pair of LED fog-lamps, placed inside blacked out housings on either side of the large, beautifully shaped air-dam. Even the alloy wheels look extremely gorgeous, and the car has bright red brake callipers as well, to accentuate the sporty character. The car also sports blacked-out side skirts and front splitter. While the rear of the car isn’t visible in the leaked image, we expect a small spoiler on the bootlid, along with a “vRS” badge.
The upcoming model looks quite different from the previous one, which was based on the current generation Octavia. The biggest difference is in the headlights, which are now sleek and angular, instead of the horizontally split boxy units on the current-gen car. This might come as a relief to a few Skoda fans, who were sceptical about the previous design.
As for the interiors, we expect an all-black interior trim inside the Octavia RS. The seats would either be leather or leatherette, black in colour with red-stitching. Other than that, we expect a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system to make its way into the cabin.
The engine specs haven’t been revealed yet, but it will most probably remain the same 2.0-litre inline-four turbo-petrol, perhaps tuned to make slightly more power. The current Octavia RS makes 245 PS in its European spec, but was detuned in India to 230 PS. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which provides lightening fast gear changes. The next-gen Octavia RS model is also expected to be launched in India, and will be BSVI ready upon launch.