Octavia RS
Turbocharge your family drive

Octavia RS

Turbocharge your family drive

Octavia RS - in facts

Turbocharge your family drive

  • Powerful 162TSI or 135TDI turbocharged engines ​
  • ​Advanced safety features including 9 airbags as standard​
  • Impressive 8" touchscreen satellite navigation​​​​

Disclaimer: Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures shown are combined figures as per ADR 81/02 for 135TDI DSG​ ​

6 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE OCTAVIA RS


1: BI-XENON LIGHTS

Daytime running lights are a striking new element on the RS. Independent LED diodes offer a distinctive visual appeal as well as better visibility of the car at all times.

The lights are located above the foglights, embedded in the lower honeycomb grille.

Vehicles shown with optional Black Pack (available from April, 2014 production onwards)

2: POWERFUL SPORTS ENGINES

The Octavia RS has all the features of a family car, yet it takes inspiration directly from the racetrack so you can turbocharge your family drive.

The 2.0 TSI/162 kW DSG petrol engine delivers exceptional performance at the same time as providing efficient fuel consumption of 6.6L/100km*. The 2.0TDI/135kW DSG diesel engine offers fuel consumption as low as 5.2L/100km*

*Combined figure as per ADR 81/02


3: ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES

Safety is a priority for ŠKODA, which is clearly evident in the Octavia RS family Sedan that has a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

Prefill Braking and the Multi-Collision Brake are standard features on the RS. With Multi-Collision Braking, if your vehicle is involved in a collision, your activated airbags will trigger automatic braking and illumination of your hazard lights, helping to prevent a secondary collision.

Electronic Stability Control is also standard and delivers a number of systems to help maintain the car's stability in braking and emergency situations.

Passenger Protect Assist is another simply clever feature that is standard on the RS. This function detects when an emergency manoeuvre is being made and prepares the vehicle safety systems and its occupants for a possible collision.

Please note: Safety technologies are not a substitute for a driver's responsibility for the vehicle.


4: MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL WITH PADDLE SHIFTERS

The 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather is adorned with an original RS plaque. The exceptional design goes hand in hand with advanced technology that reduces the need to move your hands around the wheel when cornering and increases comfort when parking.

Furthermore, the Extended Electronic Differential Lock system (XDL) improves traction and reduces the tendency to under steer. Both of these features improve the comfort of your drive and are exclusive to the RS model.

In classic racetrack style, paddle shifters are situated behind the multi-function leather steering wheel. These sharpen your driving experience by giving you the option to shift gears like a professional with your fingertips, without taking your hands from the wheel. The paddle shifters provide a more efficient and responsive sports drive experience.


5: IMPRESSIVE INFOTAINMENT

​The car stereo, Columbus Navigation System and trip computer are housed in one system that gives the driver access to the vehicle setup, Driver Assist Systems and comfort functions through a single device.

The proximity sensor recognises when a hand is moving towards the touchscreen while intuitive swiping and pinching movements allow the user to scroll menus and zoom into maps easily.

Every Octavia RS is fitted with the high-performance Columbus Navigation System, operated via an 8" colour touch screen with 800x480 pixel resolution.

The voice control function allows the driver to use verbal commands to control the navigation and telephone. Maps can be displayed in 2D, 2.5D (birds-eye view) or 3D City models of selected cities.


6: SPORTS SEATS AND ALLOY SPORTS PEDALS

No matter what the journey is, you will feel like a professional driver in your high performance Octavia RS.

Front sports seats with leather accents inspired by the racetrack offer high levels of comfort and support.

Whereas alloy sports pedals provide extra grip to help facilitate fast gear changes.​

*Vehicles shown with optional Black Pack (available from April 2014 production onwards) and Tech Pack (available from June 2014 production onwards).


EXTERIOR


ŠKODA OCTAIA RS - EXTERIOR DESIGN

First impressions last and the exterior of the Octavia RS immediately reveals its high-performance heritage.

It’s character is perfectly captured by the deep front spoiler with honeycomb grille, 18" Pictoris light alloy wheels, the aerodynamic spoiler on the boot and the aggressive chrome double exhaust.

The sports style is further reflected in the tinted windows, bi-xenon headlights with Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS), fog lights and the LED lights of the daytime running lights.

*Vehicles shown with optional Black Pack (available from April, 2014 production onwards) and Tech Pack (available from June, 2014 production onwards)


BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS WITH AFS AND LED

Bi-Xenon headlights have superior luminescence and adapt to various driving conditions. They use projector modules with a Xenon bulb to illuminate the road while a thin strip of LEDs on the bottom edge of the headlight is used for daytime running lights.

The AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System) swivels the light beam, anticipating the movement of the vehicle to ensure optimum light coverage during turns. The inside headlight can turn by up to 15° into turns, and the outside headlight by up to 7.5° from the centre into turns.

The new LED day light function diodes appear as an uninterrupted ray of light. They make your car more visible for other drivers plus they further enhance the aesthetics of your car.

Vehicles shown with optional Black Pack (available from April, 2014 production onwards)


FRONT FOG LIGHTS WITH CORNERING FUNCTION

The intelligent cornering function of the fog lamps enables safer driving. At a difficult junction, the fog lamps illuminate the space where driver is about to turn.

It is also very useful for parking manoeuvres in the dark, during which there is a risk of damaging the bodywork or “curbing” the wheels. Fog lamp also illuminates the space besides the vehicle during U-turns.

The principle of the cornering function is automatic lighting up of right or left fog lamp while cornering. This illuminates wide space to the side of the vehicle, in the angle of -30° to +60° from the vehicle’s direct axis, and 0° to -10° vertically.


REAR LED LIGHTS

Just one of the many stylish, sports car features in the Octavia RS is the inclusion of LED daytime running lights. These lights work with the headlamps to offer a continuous band of light.


SPORTY REAR DESIGN

The rear fascia view immediately defines the sporty characteristics of the ŠKODA Octavia RS.

A powerful black diffuser and two wide, trapezoidal chrome tailpipes element dominate the bumper.

Another bespoke detail is a reflective strip which is exclusive to the RS.


18" ALLOY WHEELS

Complementing the compact sporty exterior, are 18" light alloy Pictoris wheels as standard on the RS.

Equipped with 225/40 R18 tyres, they dominate the road, providing safety, performance and enhanced driving comfort.


REAR PARKING SENSORS

Parking into tight spaces is a breeze with rear parking sensors, a convenient standard feature of the Octavia RS.

The distance from the obstacle is gauged by the parking sensors in the rear bumper. The driver is then alerted not only by acoustic signal, but also visually on the display.

The interval between the sound signals shortens with decreasing distance from the obstacle. At about 30cm, it changes to the continuous tone.


ELECTRIC SUNROOF

The one-piece sunroof available in the new Octavia RS is electrically controlled. For optimum interior climate it is made of tinted glass that has reduced light and thermal transmittance.

The window can be either tipped out or shifted backwards to create open space above the front seats. Moreover, a wind deflector is extended in this event. It reduces noise and direct airflow into the interior so that passenger’s comfort is in no way limited.

Regardless of its position, the window can be covered by a manually controlled roller blind that can, for example, protect from bright sunlight.

*Available as an optional extra at an additional cost. Vehicles shown with optional Black Pack (available from April, 2014 production onwards). Grey interior and black roof are not representative of the Australian specifications.


LIGHT ASSIST

Standard on the RS, Light Assist is an intelligent, practical feature, which simplifies control of your lighting with these convenient functions:

Leaving home: Turns on the lights after unlocking the vehicle so you can make your way safely to the car in the dark.

Coming home: If the light intensity outside is lower than a set level, this function provides pleasant glow so you can find your destination in the dark.

Tunnel light: While driving, this function activates headlamps if it suddenly gets darker quickly.

Daylight: Turns the daytime running lights on after turning the ignition on.

Rain lights: Turns the lights on when the wipers are activated.


INTERIOR

Equipment RS: The RS is offered with a combination of black leather appointed and fabric seat upholstery or optional black leather appointed upholstery (image shown)


CANTON SOUND SYSTEM*

For those who love their music, the 8-speaker sound system can be upgraded even further to a premium, German 10-speaker Canton Sound System.

Canton also adds a digital equaliser; sound level controls allowing optimisation for all or individual occupants; vehicle noise cancellation and, when added in combination with a Columbus satellite navigation, the ability to play Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

*Available in Tech Pack (available from June, 2014 production onwards) as an optional extra at an additional cost. Octavia Elegance shown.


MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL

The 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel wrapped in perforated leather is adorned with an original RS plaque.

The exceptional design goes hand in hand with advanced technology, represented by the electromechanical, progressive power steering. Based on the steering wheel position, progressive steering reduces the need to move your hands around the wheel when cornering and increases comfort when parking.

Furthermore, the Extended Electronic Differential Lock system (XDL) improves traction and reduces the tendency to under steer. Both of these features improve the comfort of your drive and are exclusive to the RS model.

The sports leather steering wheel also features audio control, Bluetooth® phone operation and is height and reach adjustable for maximum comfort.

In the Octavia RS with DSG gearbox, paddle shifters are a standard feature. They are located behind the steering wheel so you can control your vehicle with your fingertips, like a professional sports car driver. This is just one of the many racetrack inspired features in the Octavia RS that enhances your driving pleasure.


DUAL-ZONE 'CLIMATRONIC' AIR CONDITIONING

Dual-zone climate control air conditioning with electronic regulation is standard in the Octavia RS. The system has two zones, so the driver and passenger can each set their own temperature. The automatic air conditioning system has sensors and mechanisms that monitor and adjust temperature, humidity, direction and speed of airflow into the interior.​

9 AIRBAGS AS STANDARD

The Octavia RS and Octavia RS Wagon both have a 5 star ANCAP safety rating and ​offer maximum safety and features nine airbags as standard, including front and passenger, front side, front and rear curtain, rear side and driver’s knee airbags. ​

Octavia Elegance shown.

RS FRONT DOOR SILLS

Decorative front door sill strips complete with RS inscription also have a practical function by helping to protect the sills against damage.

ALLOY SPORTS PEDALS

Race-inspired alloy sports pedals enhance the high performance sports car feel of the Octavia RS. They provide extra grip to help facilitate fast gear changes so you can drive like a professional.


SPORTS SEATS

You can really appreciate the power of the Octavia RS in the racetrack inspired front bolstered bucket seats. Offering high levels of supportive comfort and grip whatever the journey, the seats enhance the sports car feel of the car.

The interior of the Octavia RS is a combination of leather appointed and fabric with stylish red stitching, and integrated headrests. Attention to detail is evident throughout with the RS emblem stylishly embroidered on both the front and rear seats

PADDLE SHIFTERS

In classic racetrack style, paddle shifters are situated behind the multi-function leather steering wheel. These sharpen your driving experience by giving you the option to shift gears with your fingertips like a professional, without taking your hands from the wheel. They provide a safer, more efficient and responsive sports drive experience.

*Vehicles shown with optional Black Pack (available from April, 2014 production onwards) and Tech Pack (available from June, 2014 production onwards)


INFOTAINMENT

The car stereo, Columbus Navigation System and trip computer are housed in one system that gives the driver access to the vehicle setup, Driver Assist Systems and comfort functions through a single device.

The proximity sensor recognises when a hand is moving towards the touchscreen and brings up the function buttons ready to be used, while intuitive swiping and pinching movements allow the user to scroll menus and zoom into maps easily.

Every Octavia RS is fitted with the high-performance Columbus Navigation System, operated via an 8" colour touch screen with 800x480 pixel resolution.

It has "Speak what you see" voice control, where the driver uses verbal commands to control the navigation and telephone. Maps can be displayed in 2D, 2.5D (birds-eye view) or 3D City models of selected cities.

BLUEBOOTH® AND AUDIO STREAMING

Bluetooth® technology can be used to connect your mobile phone to the infotainment systems and use handsfree and audio streaming functions. Handsfree allows you to use the phone comfortably in the car.

Audio streaming means you can also play music from your mobile phone or player using the car's audio system without having to connect these devices with a cable.

All models come with a USB, SD card and aux-in socket as standard so you can play music from your mp3 player through the car's speakers.


LUGGAGE SPACE

The Octavia RS Sedan boasts 568 litres of space, all easily accessible through the large Sedan boot opening.

This phenomenal space expands with the rear seats folded down, extending to an impressive 1558 litres.

Thanks to a practical handle on the right side of the boot door, it is easier to close.

Double-sided carpet lines the luggage compartment.

STORAGE

The ŠKODA Octavia RS is equipped with a variety of simply clever storage compartments, ready to securely store items of all shapes and sizes. There’s a flip-open compartment near the driver (to the left under the steering wheel), a warning vest holder under the driver's seat and a storage compartment in front of the gearshift. The following are standard interior features:

  • A glasses holder in the roof console.
  • A closable compartment under the passenger seat.
  • A storage box with armrest between the front seats.
  • A rubbish bin in the door panel.

    Optional leather appointed seats shown.


TECHNOLOGY


DSG OR MANUAL TRANSMISSION

The Volkswagen Group technology behind the Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) is a world first. Using two clutches and two sets of gears, the DSG transmission intuitively selects your next gear, whilst you’re still driving in your current gear. When it’s time to shift, the change takes place in 0.03 seconds so it delivers a seamless shift without a loss of power.

In classic racetrack style, paddle shifters are situated behind the multi-function leather steering wheel. These sharpen your driving experience by giving you the option to shift gears like a professional with your fingertips, without taking your hands from the wheel. The paddle shifters provide a safer, more efficient and responsive sports drive experience.

Manual Transmission

For those who prefer the control of manual transmission, the Octavia RS can be driven with an advanced 6-speed gearbox. Feel the power of the high performance Octavia RS with precise, smooth gear responses and enjoy excellent fuel efficiency.


LIGHT ASSIST

Standard on the RS, Light Assist is an intelligent, practical feature, which simplifies control of your lighting with these convenient functions:

Leaving home: Turns on the lights after unlocking the vehicle so you can make your way safely to the car in the dark.

Coming home: If the light intensity outside is lower than a set level, this function provides pleasant glow so you can find your destination in the dark.

Tunnel light: While driving, this function activates headlamps if it suddenly gets darker quickly.

Daylight: Turns the daytime running lights on after turning the ignition on.

Rain lights: Turns the lights on when the wipers are activated.

INTEGRATED HEADLIGHT WASHER

The Integrated telescopic headlight washers ensure headlights are clean so that driver visibility is maximised.

GREEN TECH

Green Tech are technologies that help you achieve exceptional fuel economy and CO2 emissions, helping you reduce the impact of your commute on your wallet and the environment. They are a standard feature under the diesel platform and include the "Stop Start" and Brake Energy Recuperation functions.

"Start Stop" allows the engine to automatically switch off when idle and immediately switch back on as soon as the accelerator is pressed. “Stop Start” can be deactivated when required. In addition, Brake Energy Recuperation enables the use of kinetic energy to charge the car battery when the brakes are applied.


DRIVING MODE SELECTION

Driving Mode Selection​, a standard feature of the RS, allows you to adapt the car's behaviour to your preference or needs. Four driving modes are available: Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual (Individual allows you to configure your own settings).

The car will then adapt the engine torque, accelerator sensitivity, power steering, headlight control (where Adaptive Frontlight System is fitted), DSG transmission, and air conditioning to suit the profile selected.


AUTOMATIC PARKING ASSIST*

For those wishing to make both parallel parking and bay parking easier than ever, you can add Automatic Parking Assist to your Octavia RS. With a press of a button, the system will begin searching for a parking space in a line of cars or other obstacles.

When a suitable space is found (the car's length + 60cm is all the space needed), the car will steer itself into the space whilst the driver controls the pedals. This system will also steer the car out of a line of cars from its parking space and with two presses of the same button, the car will search for and manoeuvre into a bay parking space.

In the Octavia RS, rear and front parking sensors are already included as standard.
*Automatic Parking Assist is an optional extra available in Tech Pack (available from June, 2014 production onwards) for an additional cost.


POWERFUL SPORTS ENGINES

The Octavia RS has all the features of a family car, yet it takes inspiration directly from the racetrack so you can turbocharge your family drive.

Designed to provide maximum sports driving pleasure, the manual sedan can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 6.8 seconds.

The 2.0 TSI/162 kW petrol engine delivers exceptional performance at the same time as providing efficient fuel consumption. The combined fuel consumption is only 6.4 l/100km* in the manual option or 6.6 l/100km* in the DSG gearbox.

There is also a 135 kW 2.0 TDI common rail turbo diesel engine option with fuel consumption of just 5.2 l/100km* in the DSG gearbox.

*Combined figure as per ADR 81/02


SAFETY


MULTI-COLLISION BRAKE

In case of an accident during which the driver's or front passenger's airbag is activated, your Octavia RS will engage automatic braking, even if the driver has not stepped on the brake with sufficient force.

The speed reduction, along with intervention by driving systems (ESC, ABS, braking pressure balancing), helps keep the vehicle stable and in its lane. The hazard lights and brake lights will also be illuminated, even after the braking has stopped, helping to prevent any further collisions from oncoming traffic. The driver can interrupt the multi-collision braking at any time by accelerating or braking.

9 AIRBAGS

The Octavia RS and Octavia RS Wagon both have a 5 star ANCAP safety rating and ​offer maximum safety and features nine airbags as standard, including front and passenger, front side, front and rear curtain, rear side and driver’s knee airbags. ​

Octavia Elegance shown.

PREFILL BRAKING

Another simply clever element of the Electronic Stability Control system is Prefill. The Octavia RS will recognise when your foot has abruptly lifted off the accelerator and anticipates that this may be followed by a sharp depression of the brake pedal.

To prepare for this braking, the Octavia RS automatically increases pressure in the brake system by "prefilling" the brake hydraulics with fluid. It also brings the brake pads closer to the discs. This speeds up the braking effect for optimal stopping.


SAFE BODY DESIGN

A high quality, rigid body structure is the most important safety feature in all types of crashes. To achieve high durability of the Octavia RS monocoque (outer shell), we have used exceptionally strong materials, especially around the passenger area and smart design features.

During a crash, the front and rear of the vehicle provide maximum energy absorption so there are special engine mounts to block the engine from the passenger area. In case of heavy impact, the engine will slide under the passenger area, where it doesn’t endanger anyone.

The design of the steering wheel column limits movement of the steering wheel against the driver in case of the front impact. Placement of the pedals ensures that they slide away in case of impact, reducing the risk of leg injuries to the driver.


PASSENGER PROTECT ASSIST

Passenger Protect Assist is another simply smart feature, which detects when an emergency manoeuvre is being made and prepares the vehicle safety systems and its occupants for a possible collision.

Passenger Protect Assist tightens front safety belts, closes electric side windows (if open) to prevent objects coming in and closes the electric sunroof (if the car has one) to protect the passengers.

If no collision occurs, the electrical pre-tensioners retract and driving resumes as normal. The main goal of this feature is to minimise the consequences of an imminent accident, for example, by preparing the driver and front passenger for airbag activation.


ADVANCED KEYLESS ENTRY INCLUDING SMART START (KESSY)*

Advanced Keyless Entry Including Smart Start can be added to allow the driver to lock and unlock the car and start and stop the engine without having to insert or even handle the key.

As long as the key is within 1.5m of the sensor, the system will work, and a number of simply clever features ensure you can check the lock, preventing you from locking the key inside and preventing unwanted access.

*Available in Tech Pack (available from June, 2014 production onwards) as an optional extra at an additional cost.


REAR PARKING SENSORS

Parking into tight spaces is a breeze with rear parking sensors, a convenient standard feature of the Octavia RS.

The distance from the obstacle is gauged by the parking sensors in the rear bumper. The driver is then alerted not only by acoustic signal, but also visually on the display. The interval between the sound signals shortens with decreasing distance from the obstacle. At about 30cm, it changes to the continuous tone.


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