Skoda will include a plug-in hybrid model in its Octavia RS performance range for the first time.
The Octavia RS iV will be the second plug-in hybrid in the new Octavia range when it goes on sale later this year. Its drivetrain mates a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with more powerful 114-hp electric motor to give a combined 242 hp.
The Octavia RS iV joins high-performance 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel models in the RS range.
The model will have the same 60 km (37 mile) battery-only range as the standard Octavia iV and share a 13-kilowatt-hour battery, Skoda said.
Both cars will have CO2 emissions of about 30 grams per km on the WLTP test cycle, Skoda said.
The new, fourth-generation Octavia was unveiled to the press in November last year and was due to make its public debut at the Geneva auto show.
The RS range (vRS in the UK) accounts for around a fifth of Octavia sales in Skoda's key markets of Germany and UK.