A new Skoda for real car enthusiasts

If you think there's nothing between the diesel and petrol-powered new Skoda Octavia RS, then you need to think again. Shane O' Donoghue reports.

23rd March, 2014
Take the new Skoda Octavia RS up a fun mountain road and it quickly paints a smile on its driver's face.

Last year we published a test of the Skoda Octavia RS on these pages. Despite having a diesel engine under the bonnet and the Combi estate body style, we concluded that the car deserved the illustrious RS badge thanks to a great blend of performance and engaging dynamics.

It just so happened to be efficient as well. It was assumed that there's little or no reason to go for the petrol-powered version. We assumed wrong.

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