Despite the cancellation of the physicalGeneva Motor Show, Skoda is going ahead with the presentation of the new Octavia RS iV dropping one last teaser picture of the sporty family car with plug-in hybrid power [Updated 3/2/2020].
The range-topping model of the fourth-generation Skoda Octavia comes adopts electrification, a first for any Skoda RS model. The model combines a 1.4-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85 kW (116 PS / 114 HP) electric motor for a system output of 180 kW (245 PS / 242 HP) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).
No performance specs are offered but Skoda says the Octavia RS iV is projected to emit around 30 g/km CO2 over the WLTP cycle. Furthermore, it can cover up to 55 km (34 miles) in all-electric mode thanks to a 13 kWh battery pack.
As with its predecessors, thefourth-generation Skoda Octavia RSlooks more dynamic courtesy of a beefier body kit, black bodywork elements and a sporty interior design. Exterior highlights include a black Skoda grille, dynamic front apron with black Air Curtains, and a rear apron with Aero Flaps and a matching rear diffuser in sporty black.
Other distinctive elements are the dedicated bi-color alloy wheels housing red brake calipers as well as the black RS deck lid spoiler (Saloon) or body-color roof spoiler (Combi). Something the eyes can’t see is the standard sports suspension with RS fine-tuning for a more dynamic handling compared to thestandard Octavia.
The interior is predominantly black with colorful highlights provided by the contrasting stitching on the sports seats with integrated headrests and leather-covered three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel.
Besides the Octavia RS iV, Skoda’s stand in Geneva will include the regular 204 PS (201 HP) Octavia iV plug-in hybrid model and the newKamiq Scoutlinecrossover.