february 27, 2020 - Skoda

All-new OCTAVIA RS iV plug-in hybrid is the ŠKODA highlight at the Geneva Motor Show

  • Video teases sporty range topper for the fourth OCTAVIA generation
  • OCTAVIA RS iV: combining RS history with sustainable powertrain technology
  • Motor show debut in Geneva for other electrified OCTAVIA versions and KAMIQ SCOUTLINE

Mladá Boleslav, 27 February 2020 – ŠKODA is using a video to reveal first details of the all- new ŠKODA #octaviarsiv. The sporty range topper for the fourth OCTAVIA generation combines tradition and innovation. Signature black bodywork elements and a sporty interior design pay homage to the RS history, while the first plug-in hybrid powertrain to feature in a ŠKODA RS model points the way towards a sustainable future. In addition to the world premiere of the #octaviarsiv on 3 March, ŠKODA will also be presenting one further OCTAVIA iV model as well as the new #kamiqscoutline at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.

Its black ŠKODA grille, dynamic front apron with black Air Curtains and a rear apron featuring Aero Flaps and a matching rear diffuser in sporty black instantly identify the all-new #octaviarsiv as a member of the RS family. The black alloy wheel design reveals brake callipers finished in red; the saloon’s tailgate comes with a black RS rear spoiler, while the COMBI estate features a roof spoiler in body colour. In the predominantly black interior, colourful highlights are provided by contrasting stitching on the sports seats with integrated headrests and on the leather-covered three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel.

For the first time in an RS model, dynamic performance is ensured by a plug-in hybrid powertrain. A 1.4 TSI petrol engine and an 85-kW electric motor combine to deliver a system output of
180 kW (245 PS) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, with CO2 emissions of around 30 g/km over the WLTP cycle (provisional data). Moreover, the #octaviarsiv 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.

Additional OCTAVIA model with hybrid technology

ŠKODA is complementing its Geneva presentation of the #octaviarsiv by surrounding it with one more electrified version of its best-seller. The OCTAVIA iV also has a plug-in hybrid powertrain; its 1.4 TSI joins forces with an electric motor to provide a combined output of 150 kW (204 PS) and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. Available in conjunction with the Ambition and Style trim levels, this model version has a lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a capacity of 37 Ah and an energy content of 13 kWh. Like the RS iV, it can be conveniently charged at home from a 230-volt mains socket or a wallbox.

Debut of the first SCOUTLINE version of a ŠKODA SUV

Another ŠKODA to have its motor show premiere in Geneva is the #kamiqscoutline. This car marks the first time ŠKODA is releasing a SCOUTLINE version of an #SUV. Features such as matt black wheel arch covers and rugged silver bodywork elements lend this city #SUV a daredevil look which is emphasised by large alloy wheels with a diameter of 17 or 18 inches. The #kamiqscoutline will be available with any engine from this model series, with outputs ranging from 66 kW (90 PS) to 110 kW (150 PS).

In the interior, the ŠKODA #kamiqscoutline boasts a generous amount of space and exclusive decorative trims with an ash-wood effect as standard and a dark brushed design available as an option complemented by chrome-style air vents. The pedal covers feature an aluminium design. While the height-adjustable front seats come with special SCOUTLINE upholstery made of breathable ThermoFlux fabric and Suedia microfibre, the steering wheel, handbrake lever and gearshift lever have a leather finish. The LED ambient lighting illuminates the centre console, door storage compartments, door handles and footwells in white, red or orange. Moreover, the new #kamiqscoutline is fitted with LED reading lights. Customers can opt for a black roof lining to round off the interior.

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