Compared with the standard Octavia, the RS gets a sporty looking bumper with gloss black inserts, a front spoiler lip, blacked-out grille with RS badge, gloss black ORVMs, 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch optional), an integrated spoiler at the rear, and chrome-tipped tailpipes. The car looks fairly sporty but I prefer the looks of the regular Octavia iV PHEV. The previous-gen RS 245 is still a head-turner in my opinion.
Inside, the Octavia RS iV feels a lot spicier than the regular Octavia with clever usage of materials and textures. The dashboard features carbon-look accents and Alcantara while the sports seats feature diamond pattern and RS emblem. The red ambient lighting and contrast stitching add to the drama and rounding off the RS looks is an RS badged flat-bottom steering wheel.
As mentioned, the Octavia RS iV is a plug-in hybrid vehicle. It combines a 1.4-litre TSI (petrol) engine and an 85 kW (115 hp) electric motor. The system output is claimed to be 180 kW or 245 hp, which is the same as the aforementioned RS 245. The maximum torque is 400 Nm or 295 lb-ft.
It can also drive on electric power alone for about 60 km (37 mi), drawing juice from a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The Octavia RS iV is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).
By introducing the Octavia RS iV, we are starting a new chapter in the success story of our RS portfolio. We are using a plug-in hybrid drive in a sporty top-of-the-range model for the first time. In the all-new Octavia RS iV, this both increases performance and reduces fuel consumption as well as CO2 emissions. – Christian Strube, Skoda Board Member for Technical Development