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.