Skoda Octavia RS gets 2018 update

Tweaks for 2018 Octavia RS

It’s one of our favourite mid-size offerings and now an updated version of the sporty Skoda Octavia RS is about to land in Australia dealerships.

The 2018 Skoda Octavia RS welcomes some minor cosmetic changes, extra standard features and some tweaks under the skin too.

The big change though is a new high-output version featuring a retuned version of the Octavia’s 2.0 litre turbo-petrol engine.

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Coming online in November, the model will be known as the RS245 and boasts a hefty 180kW.

A six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission will be on offer, and a limited slip differential will come as standard in the offering.

While the existing 169kW/350Nm version, and the 135/380Nm turbo-diesel, also remain on offer for 2018 too.

The 2018 update also brings the standard fitment of the previously optional ‘Black Pack’, there’s also the standard fitment of a 9.2” media screen.

Skoda also adding the option of Blind Spot Detection and Adaptive Chassis Control for the first time as well.

And once again popular options packs will be available for the 2018 version, including a Tech Pack ($2,300) and Luxury Pack ($2,800).

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Pricing for the 2018 Skoda Octavia RS kicks off from $38,890.

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