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Body style: Wagon (station wagon, estate, combi, touring)
Segment: Medium

The Czech carmaker Skoda just turned its sportiest model towards the electricity avenue with the fourth generation of its performance model, the Octavia vRS.

They even called it iV, instead of a simple 4th or IV. And it is not just a hybrid, it is a plug-in hybrid. It is the kind of vehicle that might steer petrolheads towards electric mobility.

The first three generations of the Octavia vRS were mostly gasoline turbocharged engines and it was a cheaper alternative for hot-hatches, but packed into a more practical bodywork. Now it is not that cheap anymore, but it is more practical. Under the hood, Skoda installed a 1.4-liter TSI engine that offers 150 hp. On top of that, an electric motor of 85 kW helps things up obtaining a total combined output of 245 hp and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque.

Transmission is on the front wheels only via a 6-speed DSG (double-clutch) gearbox. But the performance numbers are not so impressive. Actually, since it is a plug-in hybrid and it is heavier than the previous generation, it is much slower. The 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) sprint is obtained now in 7.3 seconds, compared with 6.8 seconds for the former generation. The top speed now is 225 kph (140 mph), which is 25 kph (15.5 mph) slower than the Octavia vRS from the 3rd generation. But it is more fuel-efficient. If that will count for a petrolhead.

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SKODA Octavia RS IV 2019 - Present
  2 hybrid engines
  • 1.4L TSI 6AT (204 HP)
  • 1.4L TSI 6AT (245 HP)
  2 mild hybrid engines
  • 1.0L TSI e-Tec 7AT (110 HP)
  • 1.5L TSI e-Tec 7AT (150 HP)

SKODA Octavia RS IV 1.4L TSI 6AT (204 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L TSI 6AT (204 HP)
Power
150 KW @ - RPM
204 HP @ - RPM
201 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ - RPM
350 Nm @ - RPM
Electrical motor power
85 kw (116 hp)
Total maximum power
150 kw (204 hp)
Total maximum torque
258.1 lb-ft (350 Nm)
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
10.6 gallons (40.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
140 mph (225 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.6 in (4689 mm)
Width
71.4 in (1814 mm)
Height
57 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.8 in (1,534/1,544 mm)
Wheelbase
105.5 in (2680 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
13 kWh
Range
37.3 miles (60.0 km)

SKODA Octavia RS IV 1.4L TSI 6AT (245 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.4L TSI 6AT (245 HP)
Power
180.2 KW @ - RPM
245 HP @ - RPM
242 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ - RPM
400 Nm @ - RPM
Electrical motor power
85 kw (116 hp)
Electrical motor torque
243.4 lb-ft (330 Nm)
Total maximum power
180.2 kw (245 hp)
Total maximum torque
295 lb-ft (400 Nm)
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
10.6 gallons (40.1 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
140 mph (225 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.6 in (4689 mm)
Width
71.4 in (1814 mm)
Height
57 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.8 in (1,534/1,544 mm)
Wheelbase
105.5 in (2680 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
13 kWh
Range
37.3 miles (60.0 km)

SKODA Octavia RS IV 1.0L TSI e-Tec 7AT (110 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.0L TSI e-Tec 7AT (110 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Power
80.9 KW @ - RPM
110 HP @ - RPM
108 BHP @ - RPM
Electrical motor power
0.6 kw (1 hp)
Electrical motor torque
36.9 lb-ft (50 Nm)
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Mild Hybrid
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.6 in (4689 mm)
Width
71.4 in (1814 mm)
Height
57 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.8 in (1,534/1,544 mm)
Wheelbase
105.5 in (2680 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
0.6 kWh
Range
37.3 miles (60.0 km)

SKODA Octavia RS IV 1.5L TSI e-Tec 7AT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L TSI e-Tec 7AT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Power
110.3 KW @ - RPM
150 HP @ - RPM
148 BHP @ - RPM
Electrical motor power
0.6 kw (1 hp)
Electrical motor torque
36.9 lb-ft (50 Nm)
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Mild Hybrid
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic DSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.6 in (4689 mm)
Width
71.4 in (1814 mm)
Height
57 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
60.4/60.8 in (1,534/1,544 mm)
Wheelbase
105.5 in (2680 mm)
Cargo Volume
17.3 cuFT (490 L)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
0.6 kWh
Range
37.3 miles (60.0 km)
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