AutoPraha Sdn Bhd, the official franchise holder and importer of Škoda vehicles in Malaysia recently reintroduced the new multi-award winning, class leading Škoda Superb and Škoda Octavia RS to the Malaysian market.
Targeting discerning customers that demands nothing but the best in terms of performance, reliability, frugality and luxury, Škoda’s history of more than 100 years has reached new heights in recent decades, where Škoda was ranked within the top 5 of both JD Power’s Customer Satisfaction and Reliability studies.
The Superb delivers exemplary fuel economy of only 7.6 litre per 100km while producing 160bhp, capable of going from standstill to 100kmh with a respectable 8.5 seconds. The engine also delivers 250Nm of maximum torque from only 1,500rpm, far outclassing popular 2.4L engines. Another amazing first with the introduction of the new Superb, is the use of the most advanced transmission from Volkswagen Group; the all new 7 Speed DSG twin clutch transmission that delivers excellent fuel economy and ground breaking shifting speeds for supreme driving enjoyment.
The Škoda Superb was designed to rival luxury vehicles in comfort and interior space while finished with the finest workmanship. The interior is cladded in soft touched cushioned surfaces, along with chrome accents surrounding controls, dials and the door handles, the wood grained panels and sumptuous leather seats creates one of the most sensuous, comfortable and luxurious ambience.
The highlights of the Superb are of course the ingenious Twin-door concept that transforms the boot, into a hatch with a dual locking mechanism, allowing a much wider opening when in need of hauling bulkier items. The boot can also be extended from 580 litres to 1,670 litres with the rear seats folded down. The Superb also garnered a maximum of 5 stars in crash test safety results from EuroNcap with 6 air bags and advance safety features such as ABS, TCS, ESP and EBD fitted as standard.
With a special introductory price of RM199,999 (OTR w/o insurance) the Škoda Superb comes in six different choices of colours, including Rosso Brunello Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Black Magic Pearl Effect, Cappucino Beige Metallic, Storm Blue Metallic and Platin Grey Metallic.
ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS
At the heart of the Škoda Octavia RS’ superior performance is the use of Volkswagen Group’s advanced and award winning 2L direct injection turbocharged engine that delivers 200bhp and 280Nm while returning an exemplary frugality of only 7.5 litres per 100km. Of course such figures would not be achieved without the use of the famous twin clutch 6 speed DSG transmission that is both small in size, low in weight, reliable, fuel efficient and shifts in lightning fast speeds, allowing the Octavia RS to accelerate from standstill to 100kmh in 7.2 seconds.
The Octavia RS may be fast and stunningly capable, but it was conceived to be liveable and drivable day in day out, in absolute comfort and practicality. This is where the cleverness lies in that Škoda engineers hide a five door sports back with a wide opening hatch in the rear, giving it an impressive boot space of 560 litres which can be increased to a staggering 1,420 litres with the rear split-fold seats down.
Likewise the Superb, the Octavia RS is also fitted with advance entertainment features such as the Bolero touch screen entertainment system and Xenon light Adaptive Front-Lighting System which dynamically adjusts the projected beam in accordance to different driving conditions.
Equipped with exceptional performance, reliability, comfort and practicality, the new Škoda Octavia RS now comes with a special introductory price of RM188,888 (OTR w/o insurance) with four different choices of colours including Brilliant Silver Metallic, Anthracite Grey Metallic, Black Magic Pearl Effect and Race Blue Metallic.