SKODA'S quick Octavia RS line has just got quicker with the introduction of the RS 245, with top speed electronically limited - to 155mph.
And this quickest Octavia, available as hatchback or estate takes only 6.6 seconds to reach 62mph, thanks to an engine developing 245 horsepower.
Compared to the standard RS models in the series, the new car's sports chassis lowers the body by 15 mm; its rear track is 30 mm wider than that of its predecessor.
The standard, burnished gloss-black alloy wheels are 19 inches in diameter.
The ESC stability system with Sport mode and the electronically regulated VAQ limited-slip differential emphasise the car's dynamic character, as do the progressive steering and the optional adaptive dynamic chassis control.
The Skoda Kodiaq Scout is celebrating its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. It comes equipped with all-wheel drive as standard and emphasises its off-road capabilities both visually and through its technological features.
The latest Skoda Octavia Scout comes with distinctive characteristics: a robust design in an off-road look, a wide variety of uses, powerful, yet efficient engines and all-wheel drive as standard.
Its discrete, robust appearance is characterised by special features such as moulding on the bumpers, wheel arches and door sills, silver-coloured underbody protection at the front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as a wider rear track.
Standard equipment also includes the Rough-Road package, LED daytime running lights and the C-shaped LED tail lights.
The Skoda Rapid gets a design and equipment upgrade which, in sporty Monte Carlo trim includes numerous black design elements identify the 4,303-mm-long compact car as an athlete at first glance.
The Geneva show also sees the debut of the Skoda Fabia with a new three-cylinder 1.0 litre petrol engine, available with two different power outputs. Its aluminium pistons and the connecting rods are so well balanced that the engine runs almost friction-free, quietly and smoothly.
Thanks to an increase in injection pressure to 250 bar, both power variants of the new 1.0-litre engine achieve good driving performance and reduction in fuel consumption of up to six per cent, says Skoda.