Skoda Octavia wagon: base, RS models spied

The new Skoda Octavia wagon has been spied testing in both standard and sporty RS forms, as the German-owned Czech brand readies for the cars' respective Geneva and Frankfurt motor show debuts.
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Wrapped in camouflage to look like the old Skoda Ocatvia, the new third-generation RS wagon is highlighted by its more aggressive front bumper, prominent rear spoiler, and dual sports exhausts that mirror those seen on the Octavia RS sedan.

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With engine and gearbox combinations likely to match the standard sedan model, the Skoda Octavia wagon range will no doubt include Skoda’s flagship 132kW 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol engine and both manual and automatic transmissions.

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The hotter RS variant is expected to be powered by a 164kW turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine tied to either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission. A diesel-powered RS version is also rumoured to be on the cards to join the line-up. There remain suggestions of a four-wheel-drive version for the new Octavia RS wagon too, but this is yet to be confirmed at this stage.

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The new Skoda Octavia range is set to reach Australian showrooms during the second half of this year.

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