Skoda Octavia RS fourth generation will be equipped with a hybrid power plant, familiar to the new Volkswagen Golf GTE, reports AutoExpress. Gasoline-electric version will join the range wagon and liftbek with traditional internal combustion engines. It is expected that the pure electric hybrid Octavia RS will be able to travel at least 50 kilometers.
Probably electrified Octavia RS will be more powerful than the Octavia iV PHEV powertrain with peak power of 245 horsepower. It is expected that the impact of the petrol turbo engine 1.4 TSI will make about 150 horsepower, and the motor located between the engine and “robot” DSG-6, will produce over 100 horsepower. The total torque of the system will reach 400 Nm.
If insider information is confirmed, the hybrid Octavia RS will be the most powerful version in the model’s history. However, whether gasoline-electric Octavia RS faster of the previous generation was not specified. Liftback Octavia RS 245 scored the first hundred from standstill in 6,6 seconds – to beat this index hybrid with a 250-pound battery is unlikely.
For lovers of traditional internal combustion engine, Skoda will leave the diesel and petrol version of the Octavia RS without a hybrid “add-ons”. Likely, the sports Octavia on “heavy” fuel will keep the old 2.0-liter EA288 turbo with a capacity of about 200 horsepower.
Date of the premiere of “charged” the family of Skoda Octavia RS is kept secret. It is possible that the debut will take place in early March at the Geneva motor show. In this case, the European sales of the “heated” liftbek and wagon will begin in the fall of 2020.
British journalists believe that a rechargeable hybrid with the letter RS can become the most expensive “Octave” in history: the price of this modification will be close to 32 thousand pounds (about 2.6 million rubles at the current exchange rate). In, the top version of the Skoda RS is not officially sold.