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2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

  • 2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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    2018 Skoda Octavia RS 245

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The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245’s dynamic and emotive appearance is particularly characterised by the new front section with its wider, gloss-black radiator grille and additional headlights with a crystalline look, featuring full-LED technology and the adaptive light system. The wider air inlets in the bumper as well as the modified LED tail lights also add to the all-round distinctive appearance. The interior is characterised by high-quality materials, Alcantara® sport seats with integrated headrests, a revised Maxi-DOT instrument cluster and LED ambient lighting as standard, which can be set to one of ten various colours.

New front section in gloss black
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 features the new face of the brand with particularly sporty design details. The completely new front section with wider radiator grille, and the broad honeycomb air inlets in the redesigned bumper lend the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 a masculine and dynamic appearance. The radiator grille’s vertical slats as well as its frame both come in a gloss-black finish. The bumper is designed with a particularly bold horizontal line, has broad honeycomb air inlets and contributes to the car’s wide and sculptured impression. The design is characterised by raked components and marked precision.

The redesigned headlights with a crystalline look, featuring inspiration from Bohemian glass art, come with full-LED technology and the AFS adaptive front light system as standard. They create specially configured light beams for country roads, motorways, urban traffic and when driving in the rain. The outer units of the full-LED headlights with the AFS adaptive front light system produce the dipped beam, while the full beam is produced by the inner units which taper towards the radiator grille. A strip of lights for indicators and daytime running lights runs along the bottom edge of both of these units. The fog lights, tail lights and number plate illumination also feature LED technology as well as a crystalline appearance.

The housings of the electrically adjustable wing mirrors, featuring a memory function and puddle lights, are likewise black. The puddle lights illuminate the ground and the surrounding area when the driver gets in and out of the car. With its winged arrow, the ŠKODA logo represents the highest degree of precision and clarity. It is centrally positioned on the front end of the bonnet and on the tailgate. The radiator grille and the tailgate both sport the RS logo featuring a gloss-black ‘V’ (for victory). The left-hand side of the tailgate features the ŠKODA brand name, whilst the model designation is located on the right-hand side.

Features such as the spoiler at the rear of the hatchback or the roof spoiler on the Combi, with its integrated third brake light, are further elements of the car’s emotive and sporty design.

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 can also be recognised as a high-performance sportster acoustically thanks to the throaty sound of its exhaust system. In keeping with the many exterior design details, the trapezoid tailpipes are painted in gloss black.

The design philosophy of precise and sharply cut lines, which characterise the front view of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245, continues along the sides and at the rear. The sides come across as sporty and dynamic, an impression that is underlined by the short overhang at the front. The horizontal, sharply defined tornado line accentuates the powerful appearance. It lengthens the vehicle visually and emphasises the coupé-like silhouette – an effect which is intensified even further in the hatchback by the sloping rear window. For the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245, the roofline gently slopes towards the rear and elegantly merges with the D-pillar.

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245 emphasise their quality with precise shapes, neat lines and an elegant appearance. The sporty compact cars, with their harmonious proportions, neatly drawn bodywork and sharp edges, embody the design language of the long-established Czech brand in impressive style. The sharply drawn lines make further reference to the ŠKODA-typical crystalline design and produce an intense interplay between light and shade on the body’s surfaces. The raised, dynamic window line gives the compact car a distinctive profile.

The lower part of the vehicle’s side is visually broken up by a light-reflecting surface. The line required to do this covers the entire length of the vehicle and flows into the reflective strip incorporated into the rear bumper.

The rear bumper comes across as powerful and bold with its subtle contours. The tail lights create the impression of being embedded. The brand-typical C-shaped tail lights have the appearance of homogeneous lighting surfaces. Contours incorporated into the lights ensure better aerodynamics; hatchback and Combi have a drag coefficient of 0.303 and 0.319 respectively.

Both the hatchback and the Combi are 4,689 mm long. The vehicles are 1,814 mm wide, and the hatchback’s height is 1.448 Milimeter, the Combi’s height is 1.452 Milimeter.At 2,680 mm, the wheelbase is unusually long for this vehicle segment and allows for a very generously sized interior. From these outer dimensions, ŠKODA engineers have created an interior that far exceeds the dimensions usually found in this segment.

These generous dimensions make the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245 genuine family sportsters with plenty of space and a high degree of comfort. In both the hatchback and the Combi, the rear kneeroom is 73 mm, whilst the elbow room is 1,454 mm in the front and 1,449 mm in the rear.

The generous width of the loading floor, 1,010 mm in both the hatchback and the Combi makes it easier to transport especially bulky items. The hatchback’s boot is also particularly generously sized: 590 l (1,580 l with the rear seats folded down). In the Combi, it is as high as 610 l (1,740 l with the rear seats folded down). Figures which even vehicles from higher segments only rarely reach.

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245 are available in a choice of four body colours: Corrida Red, Moon White, Magic Black and Steel Grey.

Interior with Alcantara® sport seats
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245’s interior not only impresses with its generous dimensions and great clarity, but also with its high-quality materials and new features. The interior of these sporty compact cars is also dominated by the horizontal design approach. This principle underlines the impression of size and width. At the same time, the interior also comes across as clean and uncluttered. The circular instruments are large and easy to read, the modern graphics of the redesigned colour Maxi-DOT instrument cluster make them even crisper.

The sporty look also dominates in the interior, which has also been designed largely in black – from the roof lining to the footwell with its silver-coloured pedals in an aluminium design. With their high sides and integrated headrests, the Alcantara® sports seats provide maximum support in fast corners. The front seats bear the RS logo – as do the front door sills. The driver’s seat features red or grey topstitching, is electrically adjustable, offers lumbar support and has a memory function which saves the seat position.

The multifunction sports steering wheel with perforated leather and integrated steering wheel paddles (for DSG transmissions) matches the car’s dynamic ambience. The radio and telephone (Bluetooth) can be operated using buttons on the steering wheel. A heated steering wheel is available as an optional extra. There is no need for the driver’s hands to leave the steering wheel if they are dazzled by the lights of a vehicle approaching from the rear, as the rear-view mirror dips automatically if necessary.

The LED ambient lighting at the upper end of the decorative trims – in the typical design of the RS 245 (Piano Black) – bathes the interior in atmospheric light. This can be set to one of ten various colours and the recesses behind the door handles are also illuminated.

The RS abbreviation
ŠKODA used the RS abbreviation for the first time in motorsport in 1974. The ŠKODA 180 RS and 200 RS rally cars are considered to be the forefathers of all RS models. The ŠKODA 130 RS is a motorsport legend, having been one of the most successful cars of its type in the 1970s and 1980s. At ŠKODA, the RS initials denote success in motorsport, as well as the brand’s high performance and passion. In 2000, the synonym for sportiness entered the ŠKODA model range. This marked the beginning of a success story.

Drive and chassis

180 kW (245 PS) make the RS 245 the most powerful and fastest ŠKODA OCTAVIA in the company’s history
› With 180 kW (245 PS), from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds
› Electronically limited to 250 km/h
› Extremely dynamic cornering thanks to the VAQ limited-slip differential
› Adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with three driving modes increases safety

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 is the most powerful and fastest OCTAVIA in the company’s history. With 180 kW (245 PS) it offers 11 kW (15 PS) more than the most powerful variant of the current RS model. The performance figures are impressive – particularly for a family car with ample space. The hatchback accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. The VAQ limited-slip differential, a special feature of the RS 245, enables dynamic cornering. The adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) offers three driving modes and increases safety. The low consumption of 6.4 l per 100 km (for the variant with 7-speed DSG) is also impressive.

A lot of power, low consumption
Under the bonnet of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA family’s sporty top model beats a 180 kW (245 PS) four-cylinder TSI petrol engine. It offers 11 kW (15 PS) more than the most powerful variant of the current RS model. Maximum torque of 370 Nm is available between 1,600 and 4,300 rpm.
For the transmission, there is a choice of a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox. From a standing start, the hatchback hits the 100 km/h mark in 6.6 seconds, the Combi takes 6.7 seconds. For both body variants, the top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h. This makes the ŠKODA RS 245 the fastest OCTAVIA in the company’s history.

The acceleration is particularly impressive. When the driver needs to accelerate quickly in the two highest gears, for example when overtaking, the most powerful ŠKODA OCTAVIA instantly delivers muscle. In fifth gear, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 with a manual gearbox sprints from 60 to 100 km/h in only 6.4 seconds (Combi: 6.5 seconds) and from 80 to 120 km/h in only 6.6 seconds (Combi: 6.8 seconds).

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 bristles with emotion and dynamism. For sporty and ambitious yet practical drivers in the dynamic compact car segment, it provides exceptional value for money. One contributing factor to this is the low average consumption of just 6.4 l per 100 km with the 7-speed DSG gearbox (6.6 l with a 6-speed manual gearbox). CO2 emissions are 146 and 150 g/km respectively.

Sports chassis and electromechanical VAQ limited-slip differential
Compared to the ‘normal’ models in the range, the sports chassis lowers the body of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 by 15 mm. Compared to the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 230, the rear track is 30mm wider. The standard, burnished gloss-black alloy wheels are 19 inches in diameter. Tyre size is 225/35 R 19.

The ESC stability system with Sport mode, and the electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential are also part of the standard equipment. ESC Sport is a mode intended for a sporty driving style. When Sport mode is activated, the Traction Control System (TCS) is deactivated and the ESC stability programme responds later which enables an even sportier driving style.

The VAQ limited-slip differential allows for particularly dynamic acceleration when exiting bends. The technology, that was originally developed for motorsport, works with an electronically regulated multi-plate clutch that is located between the differential and the powered axle on the right-hand side. As and when it is needed, 100 per cent of the power can be directed to one front wheel. When cornering, the differential transfers an increased amount of engine power to the outer front wheel – i.e. to the wheel with the most grip – as required. In other words, power is put on the road for a longer time if needed. This stabilises the car in the event of a skid and pulls it out of the bend with lots of grip. The risk of understeering during acceleration is significantly reduced. In contrast to purely mechanical differentials, the technology is fully integrated into the functions of the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system due to its electronic control.

Performance Mode Select with the Performance Sound Generator function enables individual adjustment of drive, chassis and comfort settings. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245’s dynamic character is further underlined by its progressive steering. Due to this technology, the driver can use smaller steering inputs for the required corner radii. Therefore, their grip on the steering wheel needs to be changed less in tight bends.

Adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) is available as an optional extra. Electrically operated valves adjust the dampers’ settings. The driver has access to three modes to do this: Comfort, Standard and Sport. DCC contributes to active safety by automatically switching to the Sport mode when driving particularly dynamically through bends. This provides more stability, improved tyre grip and shorter braking distances.

With Driving Mode Select, the driver can change the steering characteristics, the operation of the DSG transmission, and the settings of other systems in the Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual modes.

Individual preferences can be stored on personalisable keys which are available as an optional extra. They also store other individual settings such as those for the Climatronic and audio systems or the seat position, and adjust them automatically when unlocking the door.

Increased track
The multi-link rear axle distinguishes itself with great comfort and good handling characteristics. The fundamental design principle is the consistent separation of longitudinal and transverse stiffness. The tubular stabiliser and shock absorbers are connected to the spring-loaded control arm. This decreases the forces within the axle and leads to noticeable overall advantages.

The front axle is a MacPherson design with lower triangular wishbones. The high-strength steel used for the wishbones and the pivot bearings’ innovative bionic design save on weight. The centrally positioned front axle subframe is designed to maximise transverse stiffness. Besides the front axle components, this frame also includes the steering and parts of the engine mount. Large brakes ensure superior deceleration. The red brake callipers emphasise the sporty ambition.

Driver assistance systems

ŠKODA driver assistance systems
set benchmarks in the compact car segment
› Driver assistance systems from higher segments: Lane Change Assist, Rear Traffic Alert, Front Assist with people recognition
› Trailer Assist and proactive occupant protection
› Proven features also in the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245: ACC Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Park Assist, High Beam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Driver Alert fatigue detection system
› Passive safety remains at a high level with up to nine airbags

Various assistance and safety systems also warn of vehicles in the blind spot, when the driver is fatigued and should the vehicle unintentionally deviate from its lane, they keep the vehicle at a constant distance from the vehicle in front. They also control the full beam headlights, recognise traffic signs and autonomously steer the car into parking spaces – even when towing a trailer.

Driver assistance systems from higher vehicle segments
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245 don’t just offer a comfortable, sophisticated, efficient and sporty ride but also an exceptionally safe one. This is provided by a whole array of assistance systems, which go far beyond the usual level for the compact car segment. The car comes with the following safety systems as standard or optional extras.

Front Assist including the City Emergency Brake function with Predictive Pedestrian Protection
The Pedestrian Protection function helps to prevent accidents in city traffic. With the help of a radar sensor, the system can recognise critical situations occurring in front of the vehicle. If a collision is imminent, the driver is warned using a staged alert concept. If necessary, the system can initiate automated braking up to an emergency stop. City Emergency Brake is active up to 30 km/h. People recognition complements Front Assist: at speeds between 10 and 60 km/h, an emergency stop is performed if a pedestrian is detected on a collision course.

Blind Spot Detect monitors rearward traffic and the driver’s blind spot
The new optional Blind Spot Detect system makes driving safer and more relaxed in many situations. Two radar sensors at the rear of the vehicle monitor traffic behind the car. If a vehicle approaches quickly from the rear or is already driving in the blind spot at the side, an LED warning light illuminates on the relevant side in the wing mirror housing. Should the driver still indicate, the LED unit illuminates brightly several times at short intervals. The feature assists the driver at speeds of between 10 km/h and the vehicle’s top speed.

Rear Traffic Alert – watchful eyes at the rear
The Blind Spot Detect system also includes Rear Traffic Alert. Using rear radar sensors, this system makes reversing out of bay parking spaces and drives safer. It recognises approaching traffic very early on and warns the driver of any danger – first visually, then acoustically, and finally with automatic braking if necessary.

Trailer Assist makes towing easy
The optional Trailer Assist function transforms even those with little towing experience into experts and prevents awkward incidents when reversing. This is how the system works: first, the driver puts the vehicle in reverse and presses the park button. The driver then uses the turn-switch for the wing mirrors to set the angle they would like to use for reversing. The images from the rear-view camera are displayed on the in-car monitor with guiding lines for orientation. Subsequently, the driver only has to accelerate gently – the system does the rest and automatically steers the car and trailer into position. If the angle between the vehicle and the trailer becomes too large, a warning signal is emitted; if the driver fails to react, the technology slows the car and trailer down automatically.

Manoeuvre Assist prevents knocks
Manoeuvre Assist helps with tricky manoeuvres without a trailer: it applies the vehicle’s brakes as soon as it detects an obstacle. From a technical perspective, just like Trailer Assist, it is based on the improved functionality of the ultrasonic parking sensors.

Other unchanged, in-car assistance systems
Proven assistance systems, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – which prevents the vehicle from swerving when cornering – or Front Assist, remain unchanged in the car.

The radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) maintains the desired gap from the vehicle in front at a preset speed by automatically braking or accelerating. The newly developed radar sensor within the radiator grille works at speeds between 30 and 210 km/h. The safety system uses four different levels of intervention when it recognises a danger caused by driving too close to the vehicle in front. Initially as a visual warning, then as a visual and acoustic warning. Level three initiates partial braking. If the driver still fails to react, the fourth level activates Brake Assist at its maximum sensitivity and the vehicle is slowed down by applying full braking force.

Lane Assist helps the driver to stay in lane by warning the driver via the multifunction display or gently adjusting the steering where necessary. The system works in conjunction with a camera which is integrated into the base of the rear-view mirror in the windscreen. Lane Assist uses lane markers for guidance and the system is activated when the vehicle is at risk of crossing these markers without the use of the indicators. Then, a visual warning on the multifunction display and a corrective steering manoeuvre are initiated. The system assists the driver at speeds above 65 km/h.

The Driver Alert fatigue detection system recognises when the driver’s concentration is waning. For this purpose, the system transfers information about steering wheel movements to the control unit. The system also analyses the steering characteristics 15 minutes after the engine has been started and saves the information. The control unit compares this information with the detected driving behaviour and with defined driving characteristics of tired drivers. If necessary, the system prompts the driver to take a break.

If a collision is imminent, the proactive occupant protection system Crew Protect Assist is activated: this system closes the windows and sunroof (leaving a small gap) to prevent foreign bodies from getting into the interior of the vehicle and tensions the seat belts for the driver and passengers. Crew Protect Assist works in conjunction with Front Assist. In the event of an accident, the Multi-Collision Brake, which comes as standard, prevents the car from rolling any further in an uncontrolled manner. In addition, the hazard and brake lights are activated. The driver can ‘override’ the system at any time by accelerating or applying the brakes themself.

What is the speed limit? Has the restriction on overtaking already been lifted? The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 knows the answers. The camera-based Travel Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition displays speed limits and other road signs as images on the in-car computer as well as on the navigation system’s screen.

Those who don’t like parking can activate the Park Assist feature (Park Assist 3.0). This automatically steers the vehicle into parallel parking spaces and reverses into spaces perpendicular to the road. The system can be activated at speeds of up to 40 km/h for the recognition of parallel parking spaces and at up to 20 km/h for bay parking spaces. In order to do so, the driver activates the indicator for the side on which they wish to park. The system measures the space (this has to allow at least 60 cm of manoeuvring space), determines the starting position and automatically steers the vehicle into position. The driver only has to accelerate and apply the brakes. The system can also manoeuvre the vehicle out of parallel parking spaces autonomously.

Hill-Hold Control helps the driver when performing a hill start. The system is activated on inclines of above five per cent and allows for relaxed and safe hill starts, without the driver having to use the handbrake. This prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards and the engine from stalling.

High Beam Assist rounds off the programme. In darkness and when the speed exceeds 60 km/h, the sensor recognises vehicles ahead (at a distance of up to 400 m) as well as oncoming traffic (up to 1,000 m) and dips the beam when required. However, the driver can ‘override’ the system at any time.

Passive safety remains high
The comprehensive package of restraint features remains unchanged. Five three-point seat belts working in complete harmony with up to nine airbags ensure maximum safety on board. These include front airbags for the driver and passenger, front side airbags, side head airbags, a knee airbag for the driver (as standard) and rear side airbags (optional). Child seats can be secured using Isofix (as an option, also available for the front passenger seat) and top tether anchor points. As before, the tyre pressure monitor comes as standard.

In the Euro NCAP crash test, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA achieved in 2013 the top mark of five stars for occupant safety, top values of 93 per cent for adult protection and 86 per cent with children on board.

Infotainment and ŠKODA Connect

In-car entertainment and assistance using the technology of the future
› Four infotainment systems with capacitive touchscreens
› Online Traffic Information service detects traffic jams and recommends alternative routes
› Occupants are ‘always online’
› ŠKODA Connect with Infotainment Online for more entertainment
› Care Connect for assistance and help in an emergency

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245 come with the latest generation of infotainment systems. They bring the future of connectivity into the vehicle. Thanks to the LTE module and Wi-Fi hotspot, occupants can be ‘always online’. ŠKODA Connect with mobile online services is divided into two categories: Infotainment Online for entertainment and information, as well as Care Connect for support and assistance. The range also includes the automatic Emergency Call. The ŠKODA Connect app’s Parking Location function directs the driver to the car using their smartphone. Journeys can be programmed at home and transferred to the vehicle online. Depending on the traffic situation, the driver receives a recommendation of the best time to set off. Online Traffic Information displays the current traffic flow on the selected route and recommends suitable diversions in case of a traffic jam.

Infotainment systems ensure protection and entertainment
Protection and entertainment is provided by the infotainment systems. Four hardware components are available: the Swing (standard) and Bolero music systems as well as the Amundsen and Columbus navigation infotainment systems. All four systems are intuitive and impress with quick processing and intelligent functions. The capacitive touch displays react to the lightest of touches. The displays of the optional Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems with their new glass design refine the high-quality dashboard even further. In the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245, they display a digital start screen.

The standard Swing music system comes with a 6.5-inch screen, an SD-card slot, an aux-in socket and a USB port. Other optional connectivity features are available, ranging up to the SmartLink+ platform: this integrates smartphone apps and brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink™ into the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 and ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245. When the customer connects their smartphone to the USB port, the relevant environment opens. The range of apps that can be integrated via SmartLink+, which come in different variants that have been specially adapted for the vehicle, is regularly updated.

The Bolero music system comes with a high-resolution 8.0-inch screen in an elegant glass design and with finely honed sensors. When the user’s finger approaches, an operation mode is activated that enables swiping, scrolling and character input. Moreover, the Bolero system can read out SMS text messages and allows them to be written on the display. Furthermore, the system integrates a convenient hands-free system including Bluetooth and voice control, eight speakers and SmartLink+.

The Amundsen navigation system is based on the Bolero system. In addition, the system incorporates an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, which allows passengers to surf, stream and send emails using up to eight mobile devices. Two tuners ensure radio reception, while a third tuner is dedicated to TMC (Traffic Message Channel) reports. The maps can be updated free of charge throughout the lifetime of the device.

The Columbus navigation system is at the top of the range. Its 9.2-inch screen provides a resolution of 1,280 × 640 pixels. There is also a 64-GB flash memory, a DVD drive and an optional LTE module, which supplies the occupants with high-speed Internet (download at up to 150 Mbit per second).

The Infotainment Online services are provided free of charge for the first year for the Amundsen and Columbus navigation infotainment systems. In the Amundsen system, they work using the user’s smartphone, which is paired with the system, or a data stick. In the Columbus system, they work using the user’s smartphone or an inserted customer SIM card with high-speed LTE.

The best sound with 570 watts
The CANTON sound system provides unmatched sound with ten speakers and 570 watts (including a central speaker on the instrument panel and a subwoofer in the boot).

ŠKODA Connect – mobile online services set the standard
The mobile online services from ŠKODA Connect ideally complement the infotainment offering. They take navigation, information, entertainment and assistance to a new level and are divided into two categories:

› Infotainment Online services for information and entertainment.
› Care Connect services for driver assistance and remote vehicle access.

One of the highlights of the Infotainment Online services is Online Traffic Information, which transfers traffic flow on the selected route in real time to the car and suggests alternative routes in the event of a traffic jam. The Petrol Station service lists petrol stations (including fuel prices) along a selected route. The Parking Spaces, News and Weather services provide further tailored information.

The automatic Emergency Call is available as an option: if a restraint system has been activated following an accident, the system automatically establishes a voice and data connection to a dedicated emergency call centre and transfers all of the necessary information: accident location, direction of travel, seriousness of the accident, number of occupants. The occupants can also trigger the Emergency Call manually via a button in the roof module.

There is also an ‘i’ button and a Breakdown Call. The ‘i’ button in the roof module enables the driver to contact an expert in the customer call centre, in order to have technical questions answered, for example. In the event of a breakdown, help can be organised using the breakdown button in the roof module.

When a customer activates the Proactive Service feature, their dealership contacts them when a service is due to arrange a convenient appointment. In addition, service-relevant vehicle data can be transferred to the ŠKODA garage.

ŠKODA Connect app enables remote access via a smartphone
Additional online services can be accessed on a smartphone using the ŠKODA Connect app. Have the lights been switched off, are the doors locked, the windows and sunroof closed? The driver can view this information remotely, at any time. The same applies to the fuel level and the resulting vehicle range.

It is also possible to display the vehicle’s current parking position and directions to get there on the smartphone.

Where is my car in this huge car park? When the Honk & Flash function is activated, the car sounds its horn and flashes its lights.

Don’t want the car to leave a predefined area or exceed 130 km/h? The Area Notification, Online Anti-Theft Alarm and Speed Notification functions inform the owner if this occurs against their wishes. The Trip Statistics function rounds off the range of remote services.

Care Connect services support the occupants in many situations. They are available for all infotainment systems. In the first year after the purchase of a ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245 or ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI RS 245 they are available free of charge. The Remote Access services will then incur a charge whilst all other Care Connect services remain free for another 13 years. The data is transferred via a SIM card that is installed in the vehicle.

‘Simply Clever’

Intelligent ‘Simply Clever’ features for even more comfort and practicality
› Heated steering wheel for cold winter days
› Car key that saves individual vehicle settings
› Holder in the centre console makes it possible to open PET bottles with one hand
› Phonebox in the front centre console charges a smartphone inductively
› Two USB ports in the rear for charging smartphones
› Removable LED torch in the boot of the Combi

Customers also value ŠKODA models because of the many practical solutions that the designers always come up with for every model to further increase comfort for the driver and passengers. The ‘Simply Clever’ features are characterised by astonishing attention to detail. The engineers have also developed some new features for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS models. These include: a heated steering wheel, a holder in the centre console that makes it possible to open PET bottles with one hand, two USB ports in the rear, the Phonebox in the centre console that inductively charges smartphones, as well as a car key that saves individual vehicle settings for up to 3 persons.

A wealth of ‘Simply Clever’ features (as standard or optional)
› Bottle holder in the centre console – it is shaped in such a way that it holds the base of the bottle in place. This allows PET bottles to be opened using just one hand.

› Heated steering wheel – the surface that can be heated at the touch of a button ensures it is comfortable to hold in cold weather.

› Two USB ports in the rear – passengers in the rear seats can charge smartphones and other devices.

› The Phonebox in the front centre console charges a smartphone inductively and connects to the car aerial.

› Removable LED torch in the boot of the Combi – its battery automatically recharges when the vehicle is in motion.

› Umbrella under the passenger seat – protection against precipitation is to hand even before you get out of the car.

› High-vis-vest holder under the driver’s seat – this practical storage solution saves you the trouble of looking for it in the event of an emergency.

› Ticket holder on the A-pillar – the ideal place for your parking ticket, securely attached and easily visible from the outside.


› Waste bin for the door trim – it can be clipped into the storage well of the passenger door and can hold all the remnants of your travel provisions – from sweet wrappers to orange peel.

› Up to eight bottle holders in the door trims – in the front they will hold bottles of up to 1.5 litres, and up to 0.5 litres in the rear.

› Universal holder for media devices in the centre console cup holder – smartphones etc. can be safely stored and are conveniently within reach.

› Ice scraper in the fuel filler flap – it is quickly to hand when it is needed.

› Rear seats that can be folded down from the boot – at the touch of a button, you can quickly extend the length and space available in your boot.

› Flexible fastening options in the boot – double bag hooks and securing eyelets for nets make secure storage of luggage items of varying sizes easier.

› Cargo fasteners for the boot – thanks to their non-slip undersides, they can be used to hold boxes or cases in place. When not in use, they are folded away and stored in the side compartment of the boot.

› Double-sided boot liner – with a hard-wearing surface, its reverse side is also suitable for transporting dirty or wet objects.

Further ‘Simply Clever’ features for the Combi models:

› Adjustable false boot floor – provides flexible transport options and secure storage. It also provides space for the removable boot cover and the optional roof rack.

› Multifunctional shelf under the boot cover – it can be used for storing an umbrella, a coat and other objects separately.

› Boot barrier net – this can also be used when the rear seats are folded down thanks to the adjustable fixing points.

› Four bag hooks – the additional holders don’t just make the weekend shopping easier.

› Two boot lights – these provide even illumination of the boot.

› 12-volt socket – the electrical connection in the boot can, for example, supply a cool box stored there with energy.

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