2013 Skoda Octavia – Is it Simply Clever? – BurnYourFuel

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2013 Skoda Octavia – Is it Clever?

Skoda has fired off an aim, of getting rid of the well-off and replacing it with a new car which was replaced by the Laura! The question is was the Octavia ever gone? The is No, it wasn’t. The first gen Octavia was in India under the same but the second gen Octavia was for some sold under the name of and now the company has revived the same old Octavia.

And quite evidently, felt the need to do so.

Laura was a good nice of good looks, luxurious a powerful engine and a good brand name, but somehow the car ever kick in. Since the of Chevrolet Cruze in India, no car has able to compete with it, and Elantra’s entry to the segment has up the competition for the top spot while all can only dream of reining the

There was a desperate need of a for the Laura, as all other competitors either new or were a facelifted The car was certainly good but could match the aura of the Octavia.

The new gen 2013 Skoda Octavia was worldwide in December’12 and it’s in within 8 months, which is a good progress. The other for its quick entry into the market was Skoda’s recent aim of into the worldwide top 10 selling list with its new Octavia, and cannot do it without selling amounts in India.

On the outside, the are pretty good and subtle, is visible in all the cars made by The old boxy Skoda designing is in this Octavia and the trademark is also present. There is a similarity between the Rapid and the tail end. Both the have similar C-shaped and the crease garnish around the plate is also similar. Skoda hasn’t experimented the looks and the shape of the car.

There are very clean along the side of the car. is also offering many exterior packages like, bi headlamps with dynamic

The interiors are nicely thought and The interiors sport similarity the other Skoda’s like and the Rapid. The same beige and colour combination is visible. Skoda is a Czech automaker, but is a certain German-ness about the being simple, classy and at the same time.

Along with the competitors, it has to its cousin in Volkswagen Jetta.

The partnership can be seen in this car as as the cars share the same block as well. The 1.4L TSI engine on the offer is the same we find in the Jetta, though it is 18 more horsepower in the Octavia at There are two other engine a bigger 1.8L turbo engine (180BHP and 250NM and a 2.0L diesel engine and 320NM torque), which account for the maximum sales.

The exciting options looks to be the petrol as it won’t be having the and the lag of a diesel engine as the petrol is refined, more powerful and more active on the throttle (as is no lag!). Automatic transmission is offered in both 1.8L and 2.0L diesels, but the lack of shifters is a big let-down.

The 2013 Skoda Octavia is than the previous version by The shredded weight along an improved engine accounts for an mileage for both petrol and versions. Then there is an feature list which an electronic differential lock, parking sensors at the front and auto dimming inside and rear view mirrors, auto wipers, six airbags, pressure monitoring, cruise a cooled glove box, headlamp washers, a cornering that uses the fog lamps, and headlamps. Certainly Skoda is all it’s got to fight the competitors.

The new Octavia is certainly an excellent it has been launched at 13.95Lacs Delhi) and goes on till It has been well priced but feels costlier at the higher compared to the likes of Toyota and Honda Civic. Cruze and are well placed in the market.

with performance, it needs a bit of to fight for the top spot!

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