After unveiling it a few weeks back, Skoda has officially launched the new Octavia in India in the D-segment which currently sees competition in the form of Elantra, Cruze among others.
We are reporting live from the venue and the all-new Octavia has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 13.95 Lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
With this launch, Skoda is making a comeback of the ‘Octavia’ brand in India which had enjoyed a successful run with their earlier iteration. In its new form, the positioning of the car gets a boost and it will slowly replace the existing Skoda Laura.
Here are the main pointers of Octavia’s Launch
- Octavia was first launched in India in 2001
- The new Octavia gets Skoda’s new design philosophy as well as the trademark butterfly grille.
- In fact, New Gen Octavia will be the first car in Skoda’s Indian stable that will carry Skoda’s new design philosophy.
- Alongwith, Skoda has also launched a comprehensive ownership package for Octavia which includes Skoda’s Service & Maintenance Package, Road Side Assistance and Extended Warranty.
Skoda Octavia Engine Options:
New Octavia comes with three engine options – Two in petrol and one in diesel.
- 140PS, 250Nm 1.4L TSI Petrol
- 180PS, 250Nm 1.8L TSI Petrol
- 143PS, 320Nm 2.0L CR Diesel
Skoda Octavia Transmission Options
Octavia is offered in both manual and automatic transmission. Here is the configuration.
- Manual: 1.4L Petrol & 2.0L Diesel
- Automatic: 1.8L Petrol & 2.0L Diesel
The manual Octavia in both petrol and diesel comes with 6-speed manual gearbox. The 1.8L TSI petrol AT comes mated to a 7-speed automatic DSG gearbox with Tiptronic manual gear changing. And the 2.0L TDI diesel motor comes with an automatic 6-Speed DSG gearbox with Tiptronic manual gear changing.
Here are the prices & variants that are on offer along with their respective prices…
Skoda Octavia Variants & Prices
-Active 1.4 TSI: Rs 13.95 Lakh
– Ambition 1.4 TSI: Rs 14.95 Lakh
– Elegance 1.8 TSI Automatic: Rs 18.25 Lakh
– Active 2.0 TDI: Rs 15.55 Lakh
– Ambition 2.0 TDI: Rs 16.55 Lakh
– Ambition 2.0 TDI Automatic: Rs 17.55 Lakh
– Elegance 2.0 TDI Automatic: Rs 19.45 Lakh
Skoda Octavia Fuel Efficiency:
- Octavia 1.4L MT: 16.81 kmpl
- Octavia 1.8L AT: 14.72 kmpl
- Octavia 2.0L MT: 20.61 kmpl
- Octavia 2.0L AT: 19.28 kmpl
Skoda is concentrating on the overall ownership experience of Octavia like the Rapid. Customers can opt for a service cost calculator through which they can have an idea of their service bill beforehand and can get an idea of the service cost that will be incurred on getting their car serviced.
A detailed report along with high resolution pics will be shared shortly.