Skoda RS245 ups the ante

Riley Riley

The smart money has always been on Skoda Octavia RS.

Buy one of these cars and you get most of the goodies from the Golf GTI in a cheaper and arguably more practical package.

Starting next month the Octavia which comes as a sedan (really a liftback) or wagon will also be available in two spec levels — RS and RS245.

Priced from $39,990 the RS accesses the 180kW/370Nm version of the EA888 turbocharged, four cylinder engine together with a 7-speed wet clutch DSG style auto and limited slip diff.

Or, for another $5500, the RS245 adds Adaptive Chassis Control with adjustable dampers and larger 9.2 inch high-resolution media screen with premium sound.

Virtual Cockpit becomes available for the first time as a $700 standalone option.

Standard equipment includes:

  • 180kW/370Nm 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine
  • 7-speed DSG
  • Electronically controlled limited slip differential
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Front Assist
  • City Emergency Brake
  • 7 Airbags
  • Full LED headlights with LED daytime driving lights
  • Driver Fatigue Detection
  • Low tyre pressure indicator
  • Driving Mode Selection
  • 8 inch ‘Bolero’ high resolution infotainment system Bluetooth© with voice control, audio and streaming, USB, AUX and SD card slot
  • Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • 8 Speaker sound system
  • Rear View Camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • RS Sports Front seats with height adjustment, lumbar support and integrated headrests
  • Sport Steering wheel including Paddle Shifters
  • Sports Pedals
  • Climatronic – dual-zone air conditioning
  • LED Interior Ambient lighting
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Privacy Glass (window tint)
  • Light Assist – Automatic headlight function
  • Rain Sensor – Rain sensing wipers
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Roof rails – Black (Wagon)
  • Double-sided mat in luggage compartment


RS245 adds:

  • Adaptive Chassis Control with adjustable dampers
  • Advanced Keyless Entry including Smart Start (KESSY)
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • Automatic Park Assist
  • Fog Lights with Corner Functionality
  • 9 Airbags (+2)
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, back-up siren, inclination sensor and SAFE system
  • Passenger Protect Assist
  • Auto Stop for Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • 9.2 inch ‘Columbus’ Navigation high resolution infotainment system Bluetooth© with voice control, audio and streaming, USB, AUX, 2 x SD card slots and DVD player
  • ‘Canton’ Premium sound system (10 speakers)
  • Key Personalisation
  • Wireless charging


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