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New Skoda Octavia India launch rescheduled for June, deliveries to begin soon after- Technology News, Happy Easterday

New Skoda Octavia India launch rescheduled for June, deliveries to start quickly after- Know-how Information, Joyful Easterday

The India launch of the 2021 Skoda Octavia has now been rescheduled for June 2021. Replying to a question on Twitter, Skoda India model director Zac Hollis confirmed the brand new Octavia – initially slated for an end-April launch – will lastly arrive subsequent month. In view of the terrifying spike in COVID-19 instances throughout India, Skoda determined to delay the launch of the new-generation Octavia, which is considered one of 4 fashions the corporate has lined up for the Indian market in 2021.

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.

Saying the choice to delay the launch of the brand new Octavia early in April, Hollis had stated, “Typically, it’s vital to take a pause and are available again stronger. We at Skoda Auto have postponed the launch of the all-new Skoda Octavia till the present state of affairs improves. We are going to hold you up to date on the launch developments. Keep secure and allow us to do our half to combat this virus.”

Manufacturing of the brand new Octavia has already begun in India. The primary unit of the 2021 Skoda Octavia rolled out of the corporate’s facility in Shendra, Aurangabad, at the beginning of April.

The brand new Octavia is considered one of 4 fashions Skoda has lined up for India in 2021. Picture: Skoda

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

Whereas Skoda has confirmed the brand new Octavia will get the 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine at launch, extra engine choices are more likely to be provided going ahead. 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 different. As was the case with the outgoing Octavia, the brand new Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI is anticipated to be provided with a six-speed handbook gearbox, whereas the two.0 TSI is more likely to get a seven-speed DSG computerized.

New Skoda Octavia costs are anticipated to be within the vary of Rs 20-25 lakh (ex-showroom).


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Updated: May 20, 2021 — 11:58 pm

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