Skoda will unveil the new generation Octavia RS at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show on March 3. The first model to premiere will be the Octavia RS iV, a plug-in hybrid version of the sporty compact car.
It will combine the 1.4-liter TSI petrol engine with an electric motor for a total output of 245 PS (242 HP / 180 kW). According to an alleged leaked document posted by the unofficial SkodaNews channel on Twitter, it will arrive exclusively with a six-speed DSG automatic transmission and will launch in June.
At the end of August, the gasoline-powered version of the Octavia RS will join the lineup, with a 2.0-liter TSI engine rated at 245 PS (242 HP / 180 kW), matched to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The lineup will be complete by the diesel offering, which will be introduced at the end of summer with a 2.0-liter TDI, making 200 PS (197 HP / 147 kW), hooked up to a 7-speed DSG.
Surprisingly, there isn’t anything about a four-wheel drive version of the Octavia RS, yet if that’s something you must have, then you will have to settle for the regular Octavia 4×4. A new variant will reportedly launch end of August as well, with the 200 PS (197 HP / 147 kW) 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine and a 7-speed automatic gearbox, joining other AWD versions of the car, such as the 190 PS (187 HP / 140 kW) and 150 PS (148 HP / 110 kW) 2.0 TSI.
Other mills will include the 110 PS (108 HP / 81 kW) 1.0 TSI with a 6-speed manual and the 110 PS (108 HP / 81 kW) 1.0 TSI mild-hybrid with a 7-speed DSG set to launch in June, together with the 204 PS (201 HP / 150 kW) 1.4-liter PHEV. Two months later, Skoda will launch the bi-fuel petrol and CNG option, which is listed as having a 131 PS (129 HP / 96 kW) 1.5-liter TSI married to a 7-speed DSG.
— SKODA NEWS (@SkodaNEWS) February 8, 2020