New Skoda Octavia launched in India, costs for fourth-gen sedan begin at Rs 25.99 lakh- Expertise Information, Joyful Easterday
tech2 Information EmployeesJun 10, 2021 15:28:47 IST
Following an extended delay, the 2021 Skoda Octavia has lastly been launched in India, with costs beginning at Rs 25.99 lakh. It was initially slated to reach in April, however 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 certainly one of 4 fashions the corporate has lined up for the Indian market in 2021. The brand new Octavia is obtainable in two trim ranges – Fashion (Rs 25.99 lakh) and the top-spec Laurin & Klement (Rs 28.99 lakh, each costs ex-showroom).
The previous-generation Skoda Octavia was discontinued earlier than BS6 emission norms got here into drive in 2020, and the Octavia nameplate has been lacking from the corporate’s India portfolio ever since. The brand new technology mannequin relies 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 strategy. 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&Ok trim provides goodies akin to a digital pedal for the boot launch perform, hands-free parking, wi-fi smartphone charging, two USB-C charging ports for rear seat passengers, adaptive LED headlights, a 12-speaker, 600-watt Canton sound system, tyre stress monitor, facet 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 can be accessible solely with a petroleum engine possibility on the time of launch. Nevertheless, Skoda has beforehand mentioned it can 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). Identical to the earlier Octavia – which was additionally accessible with a smaller 1.4-litre TSI engine – the brand new Octavia, too, is prone to obtain a 150hp, 1.5-litre TSI (which can energy the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun) someday down the street as a extra inexpensive various. A seven-speed DSG automated is the one transmission on supply for now. ARAI-certified gas effectivity for the brand new Skoda Octavia is 15.81 kpl.
Whereas the brand new Octavia does have a phase rival within the type of the Hyundai Elantra, its considerably increased value positions it nearer to its greater sibling, the Skoda Very good, and in a spot the place it would not precisely have any direct competitors from one other sedan. It’s fairly doubtless, nonetheless, that potential Octavia patrons might select to cross-shop and take a look at similarly-priced premium SUVs such because the Jeep Compass, Citroen C5 Aircross or the upcoming Volkswagen Tiguan facelift.
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