The facelift version of ŠKODA Octavia 2017 has been finally launched into the Indian markets. With a starting price of Rs. ₹ 15.49 lakh (Ex-showroom) the Skoda Octavia 2017 competes directly with the likes of Volkswagen Jetta, the Hyundai Elantra, and the Toyota Corolla Altis in the country.
The different petrol and diesel variants of the ŠKODA Octavia 2017 range between ₹15.58 lakh to ₹ 22.90 lakh in Chandigarh.
ŠKODA Octavia 2017 gets strongly chiseled hood, massive elegant front butterfly grille with a distinctive all LED lighting unit. The newly developed full Quadra LED headlights comes with CrystalGlo LED Daytime Running Lights. The new Octavia will be available in four colour options – Quartz Grey, Brilliant Silver, Candy White and Magic Black. The car also gets newly introduced rear LED lights. The redesigned rear bumper with its subtle contours creates an impression of the light clusters being embedded.
“The OCTAVIA changed the dynamics of the executive sedan segment, when it was introduced in India. The segment continues to offer tremendous growth potential as it caters to a growing class of discerning buyers with the penchant for luxury combined with the right value proposition. While retaining its strong characteristics of space, all round comfort, safety and technology, the New OCTAVIA will be a compelling proposition, a game changer in its segment and will continue to drive ŠKODA’s success in India.” – Mr. Ashutosh Dixit – Director: Sales, Service & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India
Engines and Transmission:
It would continue to be sold in three engine options, a 1.4-litre TSI petrol, a 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0 litre TDI diesel.
The 1.4 TSI achieves a power output of 110 kW (150 PS), a maximum torque of 250 Nm (at 1,500 to 3,500 rpm) and is a very potent engine. It achieves 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds, reaches a top speed of 219 km/h and yet only consumes 16.7 kmpl when combined with the 6-speed, manual transmission.
The 1.8 TSI sits at the top of the petrol engine range with a power output of 132 kW (180 PS) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm (between 1,250 and 5,000 rpm). From a standing start, it accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 231 km/h. However, when combined with the 7-speed automatic transmission, the four cylinder is extremely economical, consuming 15.1 kmpl.
The turbocharged 2.0 TDI is available with four cylinders and four-valve technology in two versions with different transmissions. The engine comes with 105 kW (143 PS) mated with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. In addition, a 6-speed DSG transmission is also available. The engine accelerates, and it achieves its maximum torque of 320 Nm between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. With this engine, the car can zoom 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds, reaches a top speed of 218 km/h and on average consumes 21 kmpl.
Wheels and Suspensions:
The car includes a MacPherson design with lower triangular wishbones on the front axle and depending on the engine variant, a multi-link or four-link rear axle.
As the part of design upgrade, the rear track has been widened by 20 and 30 mm respectively. The rack-and-pinion steering uses an efficient electro-mechanical servo drive, which also enables interaction with numerous assistance systems. Large brakes ensure reliable deceleration.
The new 8-inch colour touch screen display and eight speakers available with the Amundsen infotainment unit is part of a new generation infotainment system developed by ŠKODA. The capacitive touchscreens, which come in a high-quality glass design, react to the lightest touch. It is equipped with SmartLink technology (ŠKODA Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) which mirrors the smartphone seamlessly.
BossConnect through ŠKODA Media Command App integrated into the Amundsen navigation system will help occupants control functions like Radio, Playing Music from an external data storage (SD card or USB), Volume control, and Navigation can be operated from the rear seat. In addition, SD Card Reader, USB, AUX-IN, Apple Devices Connectivity comes standard across all variants.
The car comes with a Hands-free Parking feature to assist drivers to perform parking maneuvers in tight spots much easier during both parallel and perpendicular parking.
Alos, Adaptive Front light System (AFS) is automatically activated by the light sensors which switch the headlights on in low light conditions.
In addition, the AFS system changes the geometry of the light beam, adapting the light pattern with different driving scenarios. And, the last but not the least, the addition of Cornering Fog Lamps makes night drives in the new Octavia safer.
The car comes with a total of 8 airbags ensuring complete safety of the occupants including an additional set of side and curtain airbags in front and rear. Additional safety features include Safety Seat Belt Signal (audio) driver and passenger and iBuzz Fatigue Alert. Child seats can be secured using Isofix and top tether anchor points. Tyre pressure monitoring is also available.
Note: Dual airbags in the front and sides comes as standard in all the models of Octavia.
New Octavia : Petrol Customer Price (₹ All India)
Octavia Ambition 1.4 TSI MT : ₹15,49,405
Octavia Style 1.4 TSI MT : ₹17,49,605
Octavia Style 1.8 TSI AT : ₹18,59,429
Octavia Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT : ₹20,89,900
New Octavia : Diesel Customer Price (₹ All India)
Octavia Ambition 1.4 TSI MT : ₹16,89,974
Octavia Style 2.0 TDI CR MT : ₹18,95,608
Octavia Style 2.0 TDI CR AT : ₹20,49,619
Octavia Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT : ₹22,89,573
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