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New generation Skoda Octavia RS sold out for 2017 in India

New generation Skoda Octavia RS sold out for 2017 in India
Abhishek Nigam Abhishek Nigam Tuesday 17 October 2017, 15:57 PM

Skoda seems to have found a winner with the new Octavia RS as the car has been sold out in India for 2017. This is the most powerful car that the Czech automaker sells in India and it was launched at Rs 24.62 lakh (ex-showroom India).

The entire stock of around 250 cars have been sold out with the new lot slated to arrive in early 2018. This clearly indicates the fact that the Indian car market has plenty of potential for affordable performance cars and not just econo-hatches

This is yet another sign that India does have a market for affordable performance cars. The Octavia RS got hearts beating with its 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 230bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. It also manages 0-100kmph in under seven seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. Now those are some serious numbers that would do well associated with a sportscar rather than a premium sedan.

Apart from the staggering performance, the RS is also loaded with convenience and safety features, which includes electronically adjustable seats, sunroof, rear AC vents, ABS with EBD and multiple airbags. Differentiating it on the outside is a functional body kit which includes a tail gate spoiler, 17-inch alloys and side skirts and other sportier bits.

Along with the Octavia, you also have cars like the Maruti Baleno RS, the Abarth Punto and to some extent the VW Polo GT TSI which are more performance oriented versions of their mortal counterparts and we hope other manufacturers like Honda, Hyundai and Toyota take a cue from this to give us performance hungry souls something to feed on!


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