Skoda have wrapped the Octavia RS in their new styled clothing, adding a modest power bump along the way. A further 10 hp has been squeezed from the 2.0L turbo bringing the total to 227 hp. The Combi RS model also receives the update, along with a highly efficient 2.0L turbo diesel producing 181 hp. Both cars have the option of either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The suspension is lowered by 15mm for the RS models, with the rear track 30mm wider than the previous model. Wheel size choices are 17 to 19 inches to complete the more sporty look.