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Skoda Octavia 2017

Expected Price:

19.00 – 24.00 Lakh

Expected Launch Date:  Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

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Skoda Octavia 2017 Preview

Skoda Octavia has been a well-known and successful model in India for more than two decades. It was discontinued for few years, and reintroduced with refreshing features and improved performance. Skoda is all set to launch a facelift version of Octavia with refreshing design and impressive interior features. The exteriors will have new split-styled headlights with daytime running lights at the bottom and a new radiator grill with chrome surrounds. The interior fit and finish would be upgraded with new upholstery, new infotainment system with 9.2” touchscreen with Columbus navigation system and optional LTE module. The safety features of airbags for the front and rear seat occupants, and rear parking assist with center display would be included in the facelift version.

Skoda Octavia Expected Exteriors

The Skoda Octavia Facelift exteriors will have new split-styled headlights with LED daytime running lights and a new radiator grille with chrome slats. The exteriors will be given a facelift with a stylish front bumper, bonnet and front fenders. The body contour running from the front fenders to the rear quarter panel will be introduced, giving it a new and refreshing look. The rear profile will not be given many changes with respect to body panels and tailgate design. However, the introduction of new taillights with LED and the contours on the rear bumper will add to the elegant stance of the car. The Skoda Octavia Facelift will also have a new set of body paints giving a wide range of choices for the customers to choose from.

Skoda Octavia Expected Interior

The Skoda Octavia Facelift interiors will have a new dual-tone dashboard with new multi-information instrument cluster and a center console with new infotainment system with 9.2” touchscreen. The interiors aesthetics will be highlighted with new trims, fine finishing roofline and floor mats, and utility features of spacious air-cooled glove box, automatic air conditioning, and bottle and cup holders for both front and rear seat occupants. The driver and co-passenger seats will be provided with better cushioning and lumbar support. The top variants will have leather upholstery for the seats, steering wheel and gear lever cover.

Skoda Octavia Expected Engine and Transmission The Skoda Octavia Facelift specifications would be available in two petrol engine versions and two diesel engine versions. The Skoda Petrol will have a 1,395 cc engine 4-cylinder engine with power of 150 PS at 4500 to 6000 rpm, torque of 250 Nm at 1500-3600 rpm, and the 1.8 L version will have a 1798 cc engine with power of 180 PS at 5100-6100 rpm and torque of 250 Nm at 1250-5000 rpm. The diesel version would be available with a 1968 cc 4-cylinder engine delivering power of 143 PS at 4000 rpm, and torque of 320 Nm at 1750-3000 rpm. The transmission system will have options of 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission versions.

Skoda Octavia Expected Mileage

The Skoda Octavia Facelift mileage would range at 17 kmpl for the 1.4 L petrol engine, 15 kmpl for the 1.8 L petrol engine, 21 kmpl for the 1.8 L diesel engine with manual transmission, and 19 kmpl for the 1.8 L diesel engine with automatic transmission. The actual mileage can vary slightly depending upon the vehicle dynamics, kerb weight and driving conditions.

Skoda Octavia Expected Braking and Safety

The Skoda Octavia Facelift braking system will have hydraulic dual-diagonal circuit braking system with dual rate system with disc brakes at the front with inner cooling and the disc brakes at the rear. The ABS with EBD and Brake Assist would be featured for the effective braking and the electronic stability control system for safe handling over all road conditions. The safety features of dual front airbags, side airbags at the front, side airbags at the rear, and curtain airbags at front and rear would be featured in the top variants.

Skoda Octavia Expected Performance and Handling

The Skoda Octavia Facelift performance factors would be taken to the next level with the refinement of engine and driveline. The advanced technology performance features of electronic stability control system, and the anti-slip regulation with motor speed regulation system for safe handling at high speeds and irregular road conditions would be introduced. The driving experience would be further improved with electro-mechanical power steering system and the driver information system assisting for planning the trip for a pleasant experience of the long drives.

What do we think about

The Skoda Octavia facelift has impressive exterior design and improved aerodynamics for better performance. The spacious and luxurious interiors with new set of equipment, fit and finish, and utility features make it a great option as a premium sedan worth buying.

Competitor

The Skoda Octavia competition would be with the models such as Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze. The refinement in the exterior styling features, and interior comfort and convenience features, and the brand value of Skoda in India would give it an edge over the competing models.

*Disclaimer: The date of launch is tentative and purely based on the information received from OEMs. Autoportal will not be responsible for any discrepancy and delay with the launch dates.

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