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Skoda Octavia RS will be Available as a Plug-In Hybrid in 2023

The new-generation Octavia RS iV plug-in hybrid will be imported as a CBU. It has a 245hp combined output from a 150hp 1.4 TSI engine and a 116hp electric motor.

Skoda is preparing to launch the Octavia RS iV, its first plug-in hybrid, in India. The new Octavia RS iV is based on the fourth-generation Octavia and features a 245hp hybrid powertrain. It is expected to be released in mid-2023.

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Skoda is preparing to launch the Octavia RS iV, its first plug-in hybrid, in India. The new Octavia RS iV is based on the fourth-generation Octavia and features a 245hp hybrid powertrain. It is expected to be released in mid-2023.

  • Octavia RS iV plug-in hybrid to be CBU import
  • Will come with 116hp electric motor, 13kWh battery
  • Electric-only range will be 60km

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The Skoda Octavia RS iV has a Sportier Appearance

Skoda launched the Octavia RS iV in 2020 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its RS brand. This is the car we’ll get as an import in India. From the front, this RS version, like all previous RS versions, looks very sporty. A blacked-out front grille, a more prominent chin, sharply defined fog light enclosures, and a blacked-out air dam are among the changes. The RS iV gets gloss black front and rear skid plates, as well as blacked-out ORVMs and red RS badges.

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The cabin is also sportier on the inside. The RS iV has a three-spoke steering wheel, red inserts in the blacked-out cabin, and integrated headrests, better wrap-around shoulder support, and more bolstering in the front seats. The rest of the cabin is identical to that of the current-generation Octavia, with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

Powertrain and Performance of The Skoda Octavia RS iV

The RS iV has both power and green technology under the hood. The 2.0-litre petrol engine from the previous-gen RS 245 has been replaced by a smaller-capacity 1.4-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine. The engine produces 150 horsepower, but when combined with a 116 horsepower electric motor, it produces 245 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, which is 30 Nm more than its predecessor.

The RS iV also has a 60-kilometer electric-only range thanks to a 13-kWh battery pack hidden beneath the floor. The sedan can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, compared to 6.6 seconds for the previous RS 245 model. The top speed is also reduced from the previous RS’s 250kph to 225kph.

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The RS iV is also heavier, which may have an impact on agility. This is due to the large battery, which increases the weight to 1,620kg, which is significantly higher than the previous car’s 1,391kg. Depending on the driver’s needs, the RS iV also has driver modes that focus on efficiency or spirited driving.

The Octavia RS iV is The Latest in a Long Line of RS Models from Skoda

In India, the RS badge is well-known among the general public. Skoda first introduced it with the Octavia RS in 2004. The Laura RS was reintroduced by the Czech automaker in 2011, followed by the Octavia RS in 2017. The 2020 RS 245, which was launched for Rs 35.99 lakh (ex-showroom) in India, was the final model to bear the RS badge.

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The RS iV is also expected to be the most expensive RS to date, with a price tag of Rs 41 lakh. It will provide a unique blend of green technology, sporty performance, fun driving manners, and plenty of practicality to potential customers.

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