Skoda India has started teasing the Octavia 'Black Edition', which is expected to launch next week in the country. The limited Black Edition would come with an array of cosmetic upgrades, while mechanically being similar to the regular models. Skoda Octavia Black Edition would be based on the top-end variants in both petrol and diesel fuel trims with DSG automatic gearbox. Just so you know, the sedan's range-topping variant Style Plus in diesel guise with automatic transmission costs Rs. 23.10 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) and the Black Edition is expected to be at least Rs. 15000-20000 dearer than this.
Speaking of the Octavia Black Edition, it would feature several exterior elements in black shade such as alloy wheels, spoiler and ORVMs. Inside the cabin, it would continue to offer the premium features as the standard models in form of Adaptive Frontlight System, Panoramic electric sunroof with bounce-back system, fully-loaded 5.8-inch TFT colour touchscreen ŠKODA infotainment system, Dual-zone climatronic with adjustable rear vents, 8-airbags and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. The petrol variant would be powered by the 1.8L 4-cylinder TSI engine with 177bhp of top power and 250Nm of peak torque. The diesel variant would draw its power from the 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI CR engine, which would unleash power output of 141bhp and torque performance of 320Nm.
The Czech automaker sold 1,941 units during April-January, FY17 against 2,174 units retailed during April-January, FY16, henceby registering a de-growth of 11 percent. Back in August 2016, the company had announced that it would invest nearly Rs. 100 Crores in the country in the development of dealerships and after-sales service. Skoda also revealed that it would launch several new models, new variants of the existing models, and a few limited editions as well in the Indian market. Besides the Octavia Black Edition, it would also launch the Skoda Kodiaq SUV, Rapid Monte Carlo Edition, and Skoda Octavia RS in India. In fact, a major facelift of Skoda Octavia is also awaiting its launch in the Indian market, of which production has commenced at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav.