New Skoda Octavia RS 245

The most powerful version of the new Skoda Octavia, the new RS 245 is being launched in the UK, offered in both hatch and estate versions.

Powered by a 241hp (245PS) version of the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol TSI engine, the new Skoda Octavia RS 245 offers 15PS more than the outgoing range-topping RS model.

0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 6.6 seconds for the hatch and 6.7 seconds for the estate model, with customers given the choice between a standard six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

On top of the added power, Skoda has given the Octavia RS 245 an electronically limited-slip differential, a set of standard 19-inch black alloys and a gloss black front grille with matching door mirror housings and exhaust pipes and LED adaptive headlights .

The cabin features heated and electronically adjustable front sports seats dressed in Alcantara, gloss black trim details and a lap timer function for the trip computer as standard. An eight-inch infotainment system with WiFi hotspot is also standard.