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2016 Skoda Octavia RS gets all-wheel drive

A running change for the 2016 Skoda Octavia will see it receive all-wheel drive when it goes on-sale in Europe in November, expect it to be an option in Australia from early 2016.

SKODA HAS ANNOUNCED a few running changes to its sporty Octavia RS, with the 2016 Skoda Octavia RS getting all-wheel drive when it hits dealerships in Europe from November. All-wheel drive is only available on the 2.0 TDI Octavia RS which offers 380Nm of torque and runs a six-speed DSG, which is noticably free from the foibles other VW Group DSGs have suffered.

The Octavia RS AWD can sprint to 100km/h in 7.6 seconds, and while that doesn’t sound super quick, we suspect this’ll be an extremely strong point to point sports sedan.

In addition to all-wheel drive, the Octavia RS will be offered as standard with a new sat-nav unit with a capacitive touchscreen display and SD card slot. The spec list already includes 18-inch Gemini anthracite alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension and dual-zone climate control with humidity sensor.

We’ve asked the question about when we’ll see the Octavia RS AWD in Australia, and will update this article when we hear back.

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Andrew D
Andrew D
8 years ago

Got a 2008 registered Octavia TDI DSG with around 131000km on the clock, recently did a 903km trip using 43.89 litres of diesel which equates to 4.86 litres per 100km. Car averages 5.3 to 5.5 litres per 100km. Only additional maintenance has been a split CV boot.

8 years ago
Reply to  Andrew D

Hi Andrew, I’ve got an Octavia TDI too and it regularly returns around 5.0-5.5L/100km. My usual commute in it is around 100km-plus each way, each day. Cheers, Isaac.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober