Skoda Octavia RS Hatch
From Skoda press: Škoda Auto presents facelifted versios of the Octavia. After the modernised Octavia launched late last year, the sports-tuned Octavia RS have now been facelifted as well. Besides numerous design changes, both cars offer new technological solutions including, for example, an air quality sensor for the Climatronic air conditioning system and a new illumination system.
The facelifted Octavia RS has a redesigned front mask with an RS logo and bold headlamps that, for the first time in the RS version, can be fitted with xenon units combined with an adaptive front lighting module. Besides a wider and bolder induction aperture, the car’s innovated bumper boasts a further two innovations: fog lamps with the Corner function and LED lamps for daytime lighting. The covers of integrated tailgate lamps have been redesigned to look more attractive, other innovations include, for example, a new metallic paint (Anthracite) and 18“ Neptune wheels. The sports-tuned chassis has been lowered to 127 mm, the car’s weight reduced by 20 kg in the petrol version and 15 kg in the diesel one. Significantly reduced air resistance has a positive impact upon the car’s overall performance. The maximum speed is higher, and the car’s responsiveness and acceleration have also been improved.