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Skoda Octavia RS230 – for the enthusiast

Posted on: December 6, 2016 by Tim McClare

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Skoda Octavia RS230 – for the enthusiast

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The most powerful production Octavia to date, the RS 230 has arrived. It embellishes the already highly-rated Octavia RS with a stronger engine, unique styling, and the latest comfort and technology. The RS model is Australia’s best-selling Octavia, comprising an impressive 40% of all Octavia sales.

Škoda Australia Managing Director Michael Irmer said that this limited edition had been obtained with a view to rewarding enthusiasts: “The RS 230 has more power, a stronger spread of torque and – of course – a slick six-speed manual. We have obtained 70 in both sedan and wagon form so far, but are looking to secure more. Consider this also a preview of future editions of the Octavia RS.”

The RS 230’s power performance is underlined by advanced driver controls. The RS 230 is the first Škoda to be fitted with electronically controlled front axle inter-wheel lock (VAQ). VAQ allows the driver to direct 100 percent of the power to one front wheel, providing the vehicle with more traction and grip to exit a corner. This in combination with electromechanical, progressive power steering produces an effortlessly agile ride.

Drivers can also customise their vehicle’s handling characteristics at the push of a button with standard Driving Mode Selection in the RS 230. The four driving modes (Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual) each optimise features to their corresponding driving styles

The RS 230’s styling features glossy black design elements give the vehicle a fierce and striking look, including the 19” Xtreme alloy wheels, rear spoiler, door mirrors, front grille and exhaust tailpipe. The black exhaust tailpipe and the rear spoiler are exclusive to the Octavia RS 230, as is a lap timer function in the car’s colour multifunction display.

The sports seats are electrically adjustable with memory function, which allows drivers to store their favoured seating positions in their car’s memory and return to those positions at the press of a button. The seats are also specially designed with great lateral support to maximise the ergonomic comfort of the occupant. The RS 230 also comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control, Dual-Zone Climatronic Air Conditioning and an 8” touchscreen Columbus infotainment unit with satellite navigation and Smartlink (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto) connectivity.

Pricing for the limited-edition Octavia RS 230 manual sedan is from $41,490 and as a wagon from $43,190.

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