The Skoda Octavia RS 245: Much loved hot hatch gets a facelift and a little more kick
“The Skoda Octavia RS 245: Much loved hot hatch gets a facelift and a little more kick”
More powerful and better to drive than before
Subtle styling might be too subtle for some
Lacks prestige of the GTI badge
Ride can be very firm for day to day driving
Proving sensible doesn’t have to be boring, Skoda bring us the ultimate sleeper car in their new 245HP Octavia RS. That’s 15 more horses than the last model and there’s a few more updates too. It now wears that divisive Octavia facelift, a set of 19-inch alloy wheels, and some new gloss black detailing on the grille, mirrors and exhausts.
There have been a few minor changes inside the cabin too though it still stays relatively understated. Clues as too what’s under the hood include some nice Alcantara sports seats with the RS logo, a flat bottom sports steering wheel, and behind that, a lap timer.
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