From a recent news about a tragic accident that happened on the streets of Kerala where a 21-year-old boy named Adarsh was driving his brand new Skoda Octavia RS with his friends. The car was launched in India back in September 2017 and is one of the most sought-after sedans by performance enthusiast. Priced from Rs 25 lakhs, the car is sold out for the year 2017. Adarsh was one of the lucky 250 buyers who got delivery of the car in the first lot.
According to the people from the spot last night, the boy was driving his car at about 100 kmph, an auto rickshaw came in the without any warning. In order to avoid the crash with the rickshaw, Adarsh swerved the car and lost control. Due to high speed, the car went on to hit a tree which was uprooted, after that the car hit a lamp post and turned on its side. Soon people gathered and called for an ambulance.
Due to the condition in which the car was mangled, it was difficult to get the passengers out of the car. Soon fire brigade arrived and took the passengers out. All four were then taken to a nearby hospital. Upon arrival, Adarsh was declared dead while the other three are in the ICU.
The Skoda Octavia RS is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 227bhp @ 5,500 – 6,200rpm and 350Nm of torque @ 1,500 – 4,500rpm which is sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The Skoda Octavia RS sprints from 0-100kph in 6.8 seconds and continues to pick up speed till it tops out at 250kph.
Despite what the crash suggests, the Octavia RS is considered to be one of the safest sedans on sale in India with 9 airbags, ABS with EBD and hydraulic brake assist, traction control, electronic differential lock, electronic stability control all featured as standard equipment.
The first-ever crash of the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS is yet another reminder of the dangers of speed. No matter how safe your car may be, it is always important to remember to obey the rules of the road, no matter how open the roads in front of you may seem.