Skoda releases fourth-gen Octavia RS sketches ahead of Geneva Show debut

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Feb 2020

Skoda has released three official exterior design sketches showing the sporty range-topper for the fourth Octavia generation, which will have its world premiere on March 3 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Signature black RS details emphasise the dynamic design language of the elegantly proportioned Skoda best-seller, whose dimensions have grown slightly over those of its predecessor. It will be the Skoda RS model to feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The debut at Geneva will come 20 years after the debut of the first Octavia RS. The Octavia RS is extremely popular within the model series: in the core European Skoda markets of Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, every fifth Octavia delivered to customers is an RS model, with customers appreciating the combination of a generously-sized interior, versatility and sporting performance.

Featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain generating a system output of 180 kW (245hp), the all-new Octavia RS iV boasts superior fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, making it particularly sustainable.

The design sketches reveal the Octavia RS iV in coupé-style sedan and Combi estate format. The most eye-catching design elements are a black Skoda grille and a sporty front apron with large air intakes and distinctive black detailing. Large alloy wheels, diffusers at the front and rear and spoilers on the saloon’s tailgate and the rear edge of the Combi’s roof underline the dynamic appeal of the fourth-gen Octavia RS iV.