The brand new Skoda Octavia RS, in Liftback and Combi body styles, have been recently spotted in a shopping center’s parking lot in the Czech Republic.

The Czech based automaker Skoda has fitted the new Octavia RS generation with features like an electronic differential lock built into the electronic stability control system, a sports suspension which is lowering the ride height by 12 mm on the liftback and by 13 mm on the combi, 17-inch alloy wheels and a more aggressive body kit. The cabin of the two models has a leather covered steering wheel, a new instrument panel, sports seats, RS badging and much more.

Power to the two models is being provided by a 2.0 liter TSI engine, sourced from the Volkswagen Golf 7 GTI, which is producing a total output of 220 HP (162 kW). The same unit found on the Golf 7 GTD, the 2.0 liter TDI, with its 184 HP (135 kW) is also making its way on the new Octavia RS. The two units can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission, as standard, or to a six-speed DSG, which comes at an additional cost. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint in the TSI manual liftback takes 6.8 seconds and top speed is 248 km/h (154 mph), while the TDI manual needs 8.1 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h before reaching a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph).

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