The manual TSI169 sedan is priced at $38,890, while the wagon is a $40,390 offering.
The option DSG on either is an extra $500, and while the ‘Black Pack’ is now a standard fitting to Octavias, the ‘Tech Pack’ and ‘Luxury Park’ are $2300 and $2800 respectively.
Other standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, partial leather trim with contrasting red stitching, RS Sport front seats, LED interior ambient lighting, red-painted brake calipers, front parking sensors, an Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL), satellite navigation, steering-mounted paddle shifters, progressive steering weight system and selectable driving modes.
The Skoda Octavia RS is a hotter version of the standard sedan and boasts of a body kit. The addition of bigger rims and a dual exhaust pipe makes it look sportier. Powering the sedan might be a 2.0-litre TSI petrol mill churning out 227bhp and 350Nm of torque. The launch of this 2017 Octavia RS will mark the re-entry of the vRS badge that was first introduced in 2004 in India.
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.