Skoda Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 Octavia RS, now available exclusively with a dual-clutch transmission and the more powerful 180kW engine tune.
The car will be offered in RS 2.0 TSI and RS 245 grades as a sedan or wagon, sending 180kW and 370Nm to the front wheels through a seven-speed DSG. An electrically-controlled limited-slip differential is standard across the range, too.
Pricing kicks off at $39,990 before on-road costs for the RS 2.0 TSI sedan, or $41,490 before on-roads for the wagon. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, full-LED headlights, city-speed autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, driver fatigue monitoring, tyre pressure monitoring and seven airbags.
Inside, you get an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (no navigation, thought), an eight-speaker audio system, a rear-view camera with rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, and RS sport seats. Automatic headlights and wipers round out the spec sheet.
Jumping to the full-fat RS 245 sedan boosts the price to $45,490 before on-road costs, with the wagon topping out at $46,990.
Atop the base specification of the 2.0 TSI, you get adaptive dampers, keyless entry and start, front parking sensors, automatic park assist, a 9.2-inch infotainment system with navigation, a 10-speaker sound system and a wireless phone charging pad.
There are a few options, headlined by the Luxury Pack ($2800) for the range-topping RS 245. It brings red-stitched leather/suede seats, electric front seat adjustment, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, seat heaters for both rows, and auto-folding door mirrors.
Metallic paint ($500), the Skoda Virtual Cockpit ($700), a sunroof ($1500 sedan/$1700 wagon), 19-inch alloy wheels ($700), electric boot opening (wagon, $500) and three/five-year service packaging ($860/$1700) round out the options list.
2019 Skoda Octavia RS pricing
- RS 2.0TSI sedan - $39,990
- RS 2.0TSI wagon - $41,490
- RS245 sedan - $45,490
- RS245 wagon - $46,990
All prices exclude on-road costs