In the Octavia RS iV, a 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an 85-kW electric motor combine to deliver 245 horsepower and a maximum torque of 400 Nm
Set for a Geneva Motor Show debut, the 2020 Škoda Octavia RS iV is set to become the first model in the high-performance lineup of the manufacturer that will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The sporty range-topper for the fourth OCTAVIA generation combines tradition and innovation, giving Skoda fans a glimpse of the upcoming electrified future.
In the Octavia RS iV, a 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an 85-kW electric motor combine to deliver a system output of 245 horsepower and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, with CO2 emissions of around 30 g/km over the WLTP cycle (provisional data). Moreover, the OCTAVIA RS iV can cover up to 55 kilometres (WLTP) in all-electric mode, i.e. without generating any local emissions. A sports suspension with signature RS fine-tuning ensures dynamic handling.
Naturally, a set of signature black bodywork elements and a sporty interior design pay homage to the RS history, ensuring the Octavia RS iV feels & performs like a true high-performance machine. Furthermore, black alloy wheel design reveals brake callipers finished in red, where the saloon’s tailgate comes with a black RS rear spoiler. Additionally, the COMBI estate features a roof spoiler in body colour, giving it that additional aggressive touch. In the predominantly black interior, colourful highlights are provided by contrasting stitching on the sports seats with integrated headrests. Finally, a fully leather-covered three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel ensures the driver will be fully in control, even in dynamic driving scenarios.
Skoda released two teaser images and a video giving us a glimpse into the sustainable future for the carmaker. You can check the latter below. A full reveal is slated for the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for more images & information in the following weeks as well.
Source: Skoda VIA CarScoops