New things from Skoda: go and show off
Remember what happened in 1999? The company Skoda has released a universal in all respects car Skoda Octavia 4×4. Since that time Czechs managed to sell more than 500 thousand cars. The car is in special demand in “snow” countries: Austria, Finland, Norway. The whole Skoda model range.
New look at the old Octavia
Not surprisingly, the practice of all-wheel drive was successful in all senses, so later it appeared in the sports Skoda Octavia RS. And unfortunately, there are no variants of the power unit there at all – only a 2-liter diesel engine of 184 hp and a six-stage robot DSG.
You can accelerate Octavia RS up to 232 km/h, the first hundred is overcome in 7.6 seconds. At such burning temperament “Octavia” demands no more than 5 litres of solar oil on 100 km.
Elegant Fabia ScoutLine
The all-wheel drive itself has a very traditional scheme for Skoda. The absolute opposite of Octavia RS is a universal Rapid ScoutLine. All its “off-roadness” is reduced to design appearance in crossover style, large wheels and plastic overlays on a body. The ground clearance remains standard.
But the engine line is unrealistically rich – from 1 to 1.2 liters (gasoline) and 75-105 hp. (diesel). The gearbox can be manual (5 or 6), and the “robot” – only seven-speed. Both models are actively sold in Europe, but are unlikely to come to the crisis Russia because of their price.