Skoda's best selling car worldwide gets significant upgrades to keep itself exciting.
Skoda has unveiled the 2017 Octavia in India. The mid-life facelift brings with itself a host of technology and equipment upgrades, along with a redesigned front facade. Prices for the Skoda Octavia begin at Rs. 15.49 lac (ex-showroom, pan-India) and go all the way up to Rs. 22.89 lac. The all-new Octavia does a great job of refreshing Skoda's most popular car in production, and brings more technology and luxury to an already feature-loaded car.
The 2017 Skoda Octavia will be sold in India in three trims - Ambition, Style and Style Plus, varying in terms of on-board equipment. While the Ambition edition still retains the smaller, 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink firmware, the other two trims get the new 8-inch touchscreen display with smooth glass finish, and the Style Plus variant also gets Amundsen navigation system. The Boss Connect interface provides WLAN access in the Style Plus variant, which also gets the segment-first handsfree parking feature. Other features here include an all-new ambient LED lighting system, panoramic electronic sunroof, the iBuzz fatigue alert system, multi-way electronic driver seat adjustment with memory function, and more standard elements like rain and light sensors. Unfortunately, seat ventilation is still missing here.
The all-new Skoda Octavia has quadra LED headlamps and takes cues from its Czech crystal heritage to provide Crystalglo LED DRL clusters. There are three engine options - the 1.4 TSI petrol engine that produces 147bhp along with a 6-speed manual transmission, a 1.8 TSI petrol engine that produces 178bhp along with a 7-speed DSG gearbox, and a 2.0 TDI diesel engine that produces 147bhp along with 6-speed DSG transmission. It is built on Volkswagen's MQB platform that offers excellent handling, rigidity and stability.
Prices for the 2017 Skoda Octavia are as follows:
Skoda Octavia Ambition 1.4 TSI MT: Rs. 15,49,405
Skoda Octavia Style 1.4 TSI MT: Rs. 17,49,605
Skoda Octavia Style 1.8 TSI AT: Rs. 18,59,429
Skoda Octava Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT: Rs. 20,89,900
Skoda Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT: Rs. 16,89,974
Skoda Octavia Style 2.0 TDI CR MT: Rs. 18,95,608
Skoda Octavia Style 2.0 TDI CR AT: Rs. 20,49,619
Skoda Octavia Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT: Rs. 22,89,573
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