The new Škoda Octavia RS is now available to order in Ireland with prices starting at €32,745 for the 2.0 184bhp TDI and €35,245 for the 2.0 TSI 220bhp petrol.

The model has been a huge success for Škoda and the new third-generation is the most powerful version ever.

The Combi (estate) is the first body shape to arrive, with the hatchback available to order for September delivery.

The volume seller in Ireland will be the 2.0 TDI 184bhp Diesel.

The latest engines provide more power while consuming up to 19% less fuel. Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration are fitted as standard.

A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a six-speed DSG dual clutch automatic optional. The new RS is now better equipped, too.

The Škoda Combi RS has always been a favourite of ours and we look forward to getting our hands on the new one.