New Skoda Octavia launched in India, costs for fourth-gen sedan begin at Rs 25.99 lakh- Expertise Information, Alenz

New Skoda Octavia launched in India, costs for fourth-gen sedan begin at Rs 25.99 lakh- Expertise Information, Alenz

Following an extended delay, the 2021 Skoda Octavia has lastly been launched in India, with costs beginning at Rs xxx lakh. It was initially slated to reach in April, however in view of the terrifying spike in COVID-19 circumstances throughout India, Skoda determined to delay the launch of the new-generation Octavia, which is one in all 4 fashions the corporate has lined up for the Indian market in 2021. The brand new Octavia is on the market in two trim ranges – Model (Rs 25.99 lakh) and the top-spec Laurin & Klement (Rs 28.99 lakh, each costs ex-showroom).

The fourth-gen Skoda Octavia has grown in size compared to its predecessor. Image: Overdrive/Anis Shaikh

The fourth-gen Skoda Octavia has grown in measurement in comparison with its predecessor. Picture: Overdrive/Anis Shaikh

The previous-generation Skoda Octavia was discontinued earlier than BS6 emission norms got here into power in 2020, and the Octavia nameplate has been lacking from the corporate’s India portfolio ever since. The brand new era mannequin is predicated on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB structure, and is bigger than its predecessor. Kerb weight is over 1.4 tonnes, with a minor distinction in weight between variants on account of the top-spec mannequin having extra options.

On the within, the brand new Skoda Octavia adopts a minimal-yet-high-tech method. Amongst inside highlights are the two-spoke steering wheel with click-scroller wheels, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, the ‘Digital Cockpit’ full-digital devices show, voice instructions, dual-zone local weather management, beige leather-based upholstery with suede inserts, keyless entry, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and paddle shifters.

The L&Okay trim provides goodies resembling a digital pedal for the boot launch operate, hands-free parking, wi-fi smartphone charging, two USB-C charging ports for rear seat passengers, adaptive LED headlights, tyre strain monitor, aspect airbags for rear seat passengers, driver fatigue monitor and a 12-way power-adjustable entrance passenger seat, to call a couple of.

The brand new Skoda Octavia might be accessible solely with a petroleum engine possibility on the time of launch. Nevertheless, Skoda has beforehand stated it’ll consider demand for diesels within the increased segments and will probably deliver again diesel engine choices for its bigger choices together with the Octavia.

The brand new Octavia will get the 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine (the identical as within the Very good). Similar to the earlier Octavia – which was additionally accessible with a smaller 1.4-litre TSI engine – the brand new Octavia, too, is more likely to obtain a 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI (which is able to energy the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun) someday down the highway as a extra reasonably priced various. A seven-speed DSG computerized is the one transmission on provide for now. ARAI-certified gas effectivity for the brand new Skoda Octavia is 15.81 kpl.


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