Exclusive: Skoda Octavia to remain the only RS model image

The Czech based automaker Skoda has no plans on offering another RS version of any model except for the Octavia so don’t expect to see a Superb RS or a Fabia RS.

Skoda is playing safe these days and if the previous generation of the Fabia came with an RS version too, things have changed once the new generation of the model has popped up. The car manufacturer will not be offering an RS version of the new Fabia as this will only be offered in standard and in the Monte Carlo guise. Don’t expect a Superb RS either because the car manufacturer believes that the compact segment is the only one in-need for such a model.

“Our customers appreciate high performance cars more in the compact car segment. This is the territory of ŠKODA Octavia RS, therefore this time and in close future we do not plan any other RS model”, confirmed a Skoda representative to inautonews.com.

As you probably already know by now, the brand new Skoda Octavia RS is packing in a 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline burner under its hood, which is capable of producing a total output of 230 HP (164 kW), enough to allow it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.8 seconds and to reach a top speed of 248 km/h (154 mph). Skoda will be introducing the Octavia RS 230 Special Edition in Geneva and this will get 10 HP (7 kW) more than the standard model, a 6.7s sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).