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:
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