The hot estate is built on a completely different platform than the outgoing model, which means it should be a lot better in terms of… well, everything. It's also clearly got a lot more character, as dual exhaust pipes are clearly visible at the back, even on this prototype.
Just like with the Octavia II RS, there will be both petrol and diesel options. The 2.0 TFSI will have 210 horsepower and will probably push the car from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds. We say that because the already available Octavia III 1.8 TFSI DSG does the standard sprint in 7.4 seconds.
As for the diesel model. Hopefully, it will have 180 PS, 10 more than the old mode. Both engines should be available with either an six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG. Both should offer 8 l/100km or under city fuel consumption, which is why the Combi RS might be the car our street racer dad needs.