Skoda India recently launched the Octavia facelift and it will compete against sedans, the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Hyundai Elantra, VW Jetta and the Chevrolet Cruze. The new Octavia is priced at Rs 15.49* lakhs and customers can book one with a minimum booking amount of Rs 51,000.
From the outside, the Octavia is completely re-done with a new split-headlamp cluster that Skoda likes to call QuadraLED headlights because the split is into four compartments. You will also notice a modified front grille, redesigned front bumpers with a different set of fog lamps and restyled alloy wheels. On the inside, you can experience an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an upgraded parking assist system and a few changes to make the car feel fresh. It uses the same dual tone black and beige layout, along with some some integral additions. The updated Octavia now comes with a new three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel as opposed to the four-spoke unit on the existing model.
The New Skoda Octavia will continue to feature the same petrol and diesel versions, available in three engine options – the 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, the 1.8-litre TSI petrol and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. The petrol variants get a 1.8 TSI petrol engine that churns out 178 bhp and comes mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission, while a smaller 1.4 TSI motor which makes 147 bhp and is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. As for the diesel version, the car comes with the tried and tested 2.0 TDI engine that produces 147 bhp and is mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission.
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