If you are a Skoda enthusiast, you are likely to be aware that details of the 2017 Octavia RS have been released. This model is not only functional, but it is also fun and fast. While it has a certain maturity, it also will allow you to enjoy that twenty something excitement when you hear the engine rumble. If your dream car in the 2000s was a Subaru WRX, then the Octavia RS is ideal for you, but does it still represent great value?
While you may enjoy hearing that delicious engine rumble, the four cylinder 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit does have an excellent pedigree. It is the same engine as fitted in the Volkswagen Golf GTI. This means that it offers 162 kW power and 350Nm torque, which is enough oomph to have a zero to 100 kilometres per hour rate for the RS of just 6.9 seconds.
To complement this performance power, the steering is accurate and nicely weighted, allowing the nose to tuck in nicely in a tight corner and react nicely to any direction adjustments.
For a Skoda Octavia price tag starting at $37,890, you would expect a decent cabin and the Octavia doesn’t disappoint. For starters, there is a massive 568 litres of cargo space, that can be expanded to a cavernous 1558 litres with the rear seats down. When the rear seats are in place, you will find a 12 volt outlet, storage caddy and a ski port in the middle of the seat row.
There are plenty of storage options including bottle holders and rubbish bins to keep everything neat and tidy. The sports seats feel supportive and comfortable, so whether you are planning a long journey or an adventure, you won’t end up with a stiff back when you arrive. Both front and rear occupants have a decent amount of seat, leg, and headroom. The Octavia RS can also be a practical family vehicle, with dual ISOFIX anchor points and three top tethers in addition to the central rear seat vents and cupholders.
The Octavia RS is also packed with tech and gadgets to provide even more value. There is an 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay, USB, and Android Auto. The system is easy to use, with excellent menu navigation. There is also two SD ports, an auxiliary jack and USB input with sat nav built in.
If you are interested in the Skoda Octavia, Perth drivers should contact us. The Perth City Skoda sales team would be delighted to demonstrate the new Skoda Octavia for sale or answer your questions about the Skoda Octavia, price deals, and current offers.