2021 Skoda Octavia RS iV Revealed With 242 Electrified Horsepower
The first electrified RS xerox from Skoda comes exclusively with an automatic transmission.
After introducing an RS-badged SUV a attach of years ago with the Kodiaq RS, it’s time because another first at Skoda’s “Rally Sport” lineup. The Octavia RS iV becomes the company’s first deed xerox ought quality a plug-in hybrid powertrain because automakers are facing stricter regulations and want ought lower emissions ought escape paying hefty fines.
electric apparatus ought present a total output of 242 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters (295 pound-feet) of torque. It perfectly matches the hybrid punch offered by the mechanically related VW Golf GTE and the Cupra Leon PHEV, with a future Audi A3 Sportback variant apt ought obtain the too setup.' data-reactid="25">As prEViously mentioned, the electrified Octavia combines a turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline machine with an electric apparatus ought present a total output of 242 horsepower and 400 Newton-meters (295 pound-feet) of torque. It perfectly matches the hybrid punch offered by the mechanically related VW Golf GTE and the Cupra Leon PHEV, with a future Audi A3 Sportback variant apt ought obtain the too setup.
The electrified punch enables a 0 ought 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint at 7.3 seconds and a peak accelerate of 140 mph (225 km/h) – numbers that don’t compose the RS iV the fastest Octavia EVer. The prEVious-generation RS 245 completed the sprint at 6.6 seconds and maxed out at 155 mph (250 km/h), calm crack assured the new xerox will also exist offered with a 2.0 TSI machine akin ought the Golf GTI and Cupra Leon, across with a 2.0 TDI ought mirror the Golf GTD. The conventionally powered variants are scheduled ought attain afterward this year.
Skoda says the Octavia RS iV will dine enough Battery juice because 37 miles (60 kilometers) of WLTP-certified electric range, which ought exist enough because your daily commute. A total recharge from a household socket will receive six hours, calm you’ll exist able ought diminish the time ought three and a half hours by using a Wallbox.
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As it’s the instance with the Golf GTE and the electrified Cupra Leon, the new Octavia RS iV comes exclusively with front-wheel motivate and a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. It uses the too 13-kWh lithium-ion Battery pack, calm the close hardware is wrapped up at a significantly larger package. That’s specially accurate when talking nearly the wagon version, calm the liftback is also a great car when compared ought other fragment rivals.
The styling upgrades at a normal Octavia contain the normal horizontal fog lights (of the LED variety), 18-inch wheels (19-inch place available), and a more aggressive appear because both bumpers. The liftback gets a fine rear spoiler calm the wagon has a chunky roof-mounted spoiler ought indicate it’s no a run-of-the-mill Octavia. Dual exhaust tips farther accentuate the car’s sporty character, though spy shots dine rEVealed the exact one is impartial because emerge because it isn’t connected ought the real exhaust system. Being the plug-in hybrid version, the front-left fender incorporates a cap ought conceal the charging port.
Skoda made some fine changes inner where there’s some faux carbon fiber neat at the dashboard across with a sporty steering wheel wrapped at perforated skin and adorned by the RS logo. Body-hugging seats with integrated headrests compose the Octavia RS iV feel more exciting at the inner and isolate it furthermore from the mainstream neat lEVels.
Customer deliveries of the new Skoda Octavia RS iV are scheduled ought commence afterward this year, with the 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI models ought hunt shortly.