Sexy and safe

The first thing I needed to learn was that Miles Skoda has moved from Tuam Street to a flash new showroom at 335 Moorhouse Ave.

There Chris Willets introduced me to the Skoda Octavia Racing Sport. First impressions of a sleek, sexier Octavia were to prove right when I hit the street. Power and torque combine with refinement and style to produce probably my favourite Skoda yet which is big talk after the Superb was my favourite car
of 2018.

It’s billed as a family car, so I guess it’s for the family that wants safety and a performance car at the same time.

The rear brake lights have a cool “Knight Rider” start-up feature, which shows my age. There’s a proximity key which means the car is open when you get close. Eighteen-inch alloys look great and it’s a sporty line on the vehicle. Think VW Passat but sexier.

In the winter months, who doesn’t like the umbrella tucked away in the door? I know this seems like such a simple feature, but I LOVE it. Performance on the road is spectacular. I really felt like it’s more of a performance sports car.

The Octavia RS rates as my favourite wagon for 2021. With elegant lines, the colour of your choice and those fantastic alloys, it’s worth a look whether you have a family or not.

In brief:

Price: $57,990 plus ORC
Engine: Turbo petrol
0-100: in 6.7
Power: 180kW
Torque: 370Nm
Top speed: 250 km/h

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