2017 Skoda Octavia launched in India; Price Rs 15.49 lakhs

The face lifted Skoda Octavia was launched in India and competitively priced to take on the Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.

This isn’t an all new Skoda Octavia and but more of mid cycle face lift with changes to the design and interiors. The front of the car has received changes with a quad arrangement now as the headlight units are split in two on either sides. They are also LED units and should light up the roads really well when driving at night. Front grille also received some tweaks with a piano black finish now replacing the matte black plastics. There is a wider air dam as well at the front and sleeker fog lamps as well.

Sides are almost similar with no changes save for the new 16 inch wheels. Rear of the car hasn’t been tinkered with much except for LED tail lights with a slightly different design and tweaked bumpers. A welcome change is that the rear tyres are wider by 30 mm for the 1.8 litre TSI petrol and by 20 mm for the rest.

Engine options are as same as before with the two petrol options of 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI and the single diesel option of the 2.0 litre TDI mill. Gear box options are a six speed manual and a six speed DSG whereas the 1.8 TSI gets a seven speed dual clutch auto box.

There are lots of toys for the driver to play with like the new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. Hands free parking and 12 way adjustable seats with memory function are the other goodies. There is also a new steering wheel as well. Rear space is still one of the best in class with comfortable seating for three passengers.

Safety isn’t neglected in anyway as there are 8 airbags in the top end version with EBD (electronic brake distribution) and traction control as standard. Available in four colour options – Quartz Grey, Brilliant Silver, Candy White and Magic Black, the new Skoda Octavia face lift looks to be an appealing package.

2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Specifications

Technical Specifications 2017 Octavia 1.4 Petrol 2017 Octavia 1.8 Petrol 2017 Octavia 2.0 Diesel
Displacement 1,395 cc 1,798 cc 1,968 cc
Max Power 148 bhp at 4,500-6,000 rpm 177 bhp at 5,100-6,200 rpm 141 bhp at 4,000 rpm
Max Torque 250 Nm at 1,500-3,500 rpm 250 Nm at 1,250-5,000 rpm 320 Nm at 1,750-3,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual 7-speed DSG 6-speed MT/6-speed DSG
Fuel Efficiency (claimed) 16.8 kmpl 15.1 kmpl 21 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres 50 litres 50 litres

 

2017 Skoda Octavia Petrol variants Prices (ex-showroom, India)
Octavia Ambition 1.4 TSI MT ₹ 15,49,405
Octavia Style 1.4 TSI MT ₹ 17,49,605
Octavia Style 1.8 TSI AT ₹ 18,59,429
Octavia Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT ₹ 20,89,900
2017 Skoda Octavia Diesel variants Prices (ex-showroom, India)
Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT ₹ 16,89,974
Octavia Style 2.0 TDI CR MT ₹ 18,95,608
Octavia Style 2.0 TDI CR AT ₹ 20,49,619
Octavia Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT ₹ 22,89,573
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