Debut electrified versions of the Octavia RS with a label is scheduled for March 3, 2020 (in the framework of the Geneva automobile salon). To whet your interest in the novelty, representation of the company presented a small movie, “lit up” some elements of the model.
So, we were shown a black trim grill (instead of chrome in the basic version), full led head optics, redrawn in a more aggressively styled front bumper with led fog lights in the form of four horizontal strips, disks with a proprietary RS-pattern, the exhaust pipes on both sides of the bumper (that’s only true if they are?), as well as a streak of light the whole length of the stern.
The car “knows” how to design a light inscription “Skoda” when you open the doors, and in the cabin we expect the red line, plenty of nameplates and metal pedal pads.
In addition, from the video we can conclude that we will show “charged” electric version in two body styles: sedan and wagon.
#BreakingNews: #SKODA revealed the first details of the all-new #OctaviaRSiV in a video. The first plug-in #hybrid to carry on the tradition of performance RS models will have its #worldpremiere on 3 March at the @gimsswiss. pic.twitter.com/sYjandcjou
— ?KODA AUTO NEWS (@skodaautonews) February 27, 2020
The impact of the power plant was also officially confirmed. As expected, it is similar to the performance hatchback Volkswagen Golf GTE, the details of which have been fully published earlier. The hybrid version will come with a 1.4-litre TSI 150 forces paired with six-speed “robot” with two clutches and a built-in motor (its impact is 116 forces). The overall performance of a power unit 245 HP and 400 Nm of torque. But due to the 13-kilowatt battery, the vehicle can only use electric traction over 55 km (WLTP cycle).
Claimed CO2 emissions in the combined drive mode is 30 g/km and this means that the Skoda with its hybrid version reduces the overall lineup for the emissions to meet the more stringent standards applicable from this year in the European Union.