Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Test Drive Review | MotorBeam & Indian Car Bike News & Reviews

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Skoda Octavia

1.4 TSI Test Review

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Car 2013 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI

Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 17,52,950/-

with a smaller 1.4 TSI engine, the new Octavia is some serious

Already nominated for the prestigious Car Of The Year award 2014, the generation Octavia has quickly its way to India and is a very important for Skoda. The Octavia nameplate dates back to a time most of us weren#8217;t even Offered with three we have already reviewed the TDI and 1.8-litre TSI powered Skoda earlier and now we take to the wheel of the level 1.4 TSI engined car.

This is the same motor does duty in the Jetta TSI but in the Skoda has boosted output and is sure to go well, isn#8217;t it?

The styling of the new Skoda Octavia not strike you in pictures but when you see one on the you are bound to admire the clean Over time, the Octavia#8217;s grows on you and this is a car which on with Skoda#8217;s typical traits while looking modern. The rear is a bit too familiar to the old (aka Laura) but the attention to all around does make it apart when compared its

The lines reduce the visual and the new Octavia might be very (among the longest in its class) but it appear so.

Skoda offers the Octavia 1.4 TSI in two #8211; Active and Ambition but not in the top of the Elegance. Equipment levels are as most of the bells and whistles are in the Elegance variant which is with the 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines. The interiors are laid out and the simplicity of the exterior on the inside too.

The dashboard is and doesn#8217;t look busy but all are in good reach and quality is truly outstanding. Comfort the cabin is excellent too with the having very good and offering good all round The rear seat offers amounts of legroom and the increase in is immediately apparent.

Even with the massive space, the Octavia boasts of the boot in its class which can some SUVs too!

The Octavia 1.4 TSI uses a turbocharger and is a injection unit which out an impressive 140 PS of power between RPM and 250 Nm of torque between 1500-3500 The higher output over the TSI is not the only advantage possessed by the Using VW#8217;s latest MQB the Octavia is considerably lighter, a 143 kgs over the Jetta and that is to play a major difference in the of the car.

Get past the turbo lag is present up till 2000 RPM and you are in for a treat. Mid-range performance is exciting and the Octavia surges with gutso, all the way to its 6500 RPM The 0-100 km/hr run takes 8.4 while top speed is 215 km/hr.

The 1.4-litre TSI engine in the Octavia is quite silent and that#8217;s to the good insulation done on the car It isn#8217;t as quiet as the 1.8 TSI but the vocals are and keeps you pinned down on the all the time. 100 km/hr comes up in gear and the gearbox is a joy to use with its shifts.

ARAI certified is 16.8 km/l which is than the 1.8 TSI#8217;s 14.7 but remember, if you drive this car you will only manage digit numbers.

In the interest of Skoda has opted for a basic at the rear, torsion beam of the multi-link found on the Jetta and 1.8 TSI.

The torsion beam suspension bad as it offers better stability at speed but the low speed ride and the noise from the rear can get a bit However when it comes to the Octavia is a hoot to drive, it with eagerness and understeer is under control. On the limit, the ASR and ESC in to keep you going in the right The brakes offer good power but you take a bit of time to get to the pedal feel.

The steering good feedback and this is a car you simply fall in love as soon as you show it a series of

Skoda has got a fabulous car in the Octavia, one offers exactly what a of this segment wants quality, space and a good quality. The 1.4 TSI is going to be the more engine among the petrol as it comes at a much cheaper (almost Rs. 4 lakhs difference the top end 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI). Although the 1.8 TSI is drastically fun, the 1.4 TSI makes a strong for itself and can still give the reason to cheer.

The Skoda is undoubtedly the new king of its segment and engine it is paired to, it simply is the car to buy in the D-segment today.

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