The all new Skoda Octavia has been launched late yesterday. The Sedan which impressed the Indian market in 2001 is all set to vroom on Indian roads this Diwali.
The upcoming Octavia has better leg room, sports high functionality and incorporation of latest technology. It will not come under luxury sedan as profusion of chrome highlights and wood panelling are missing. Yet it will make a fantastic value for money product.
Though Skoda has not revealed the detailed specs and price of the new Octavia, this car is expected to sport a on road price tag below Rs 15 lakh.
The new skoda Octavia will be produced at its Indian factory in Aurangabad, where the Superb, Yeti and Laura are already being manufactured. "The new Skoda Octavia is now being produced at purpose-built facilities in one of the international growth markets", says Skoda CEO H. C. Winfried Vahland. The first of the latest generation of this bestseller rolls off the production lines from the Indian plant in Aurangabad.
The car offers mid-class qualities for the price of a compact car. "The new Octavia is a great car that meets the needs of Indian customers perfectly: lots of space, modern design, excellent quality and advanced technology at an affordable price," says Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board Member for Sales and Marketing.
The third generation is the largest, most practical, safest, most comfortable and environmentally friendly Octavia ever. The Octavia boasts of unrivalled space, a timeless and elegant design, high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems, economical consumption and many Simply Clever ideas.
“Skoda will retain the 2.0-litre TDi mill that does duty in the current Laura and will introduce the 1.4 TSi Twincharger petrol engine that’s turbo- and supercharged – a first for the VW group in India” says overdrive.
The base variant of the Octavia will sport a 1.4 TSI engine that is capable of offering 140 bhp. These will be two diesel engine variants on offer- 1.8 TSI turbocharged petrol and a 2.0 TDI turbocharged diesel. Skoda India might also later add an entry level 1.6 Liter TDI turbo diesel engine variant to keep the costs under check. The car uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform has been used to develop the Octavia.