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Skoda Octavia in India – Review, Price, Specifications, Variants

23 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Skoda Octavia in India – Review, Price, Specifications, Variants

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If we have to name a car which established Skoda in India then it has to be Octavia. This has been the most successful car from Skoda in India till date. Skoda stopped the production of this sedan though but it is still doing well in the used car market of India.

Its low fuel consumption and power packed performance made it quite popular in India. The company officially unveiled the 2014 Octavia in India on 9th August and launched it on 3rd October . The base variant of petrol is priced at INR 13.95 lakhs and top model of diesel is available for INR 19.45 lakhs. Will this car be able to attract the premium sedan buyers in India once again?

Let’s find out.


Usually, Skoda cars look sophisticated and elegant but things are about to the change with the all new Octavia. Based on the new MQB platform of VW, the car looks much more aggressive and sporty than any other Skoda car. This platform allows you to do physical variations and as a result of which you will notice that this car looks longer and wider than the Skoda Laura.

This car is even bigger than VW Jetta which is currently the most spacious car in its class. The familiar black colored front grille of Skoda goes well with the smoky headlights of new Octavia. The front bumper features sharp lines over it which makes it look a erodynamic and attractive . The running lines on its wide bonnet also add to the sporty character of this car.

Its thick front and rear pillar gives it a compact look while its full size doors with noticeable shoulder lines makes it look premium. The sharp wheel arches and 16 inches alloy wheels complements the wide stance of this car. The tail designing of Octavia looks futuristic and gives proportionate look to this car.

The LED tail lights can easily grab your attention while its rear bumper with sharp lines removes the visual bulk from this car. The wide rear glass merges well with the up-raised trunk of Octavia and the new badges also looks classy.

The new age interiors of Octavia add a fresh appeal to it. The rich quality of plastic and fabrics makes it look up-market. The stretched size of this car makes it much more comfortable than Laura and other competitors. There is huge amount of leg and shoulder room inside this car.

The seats also feel quite comfortable as they are well cushioned and give you nice under thigh and back support. Three adults can comfortably sit on the rear seat of Octavia.

There are many new features in Octavia which makes it a very comfortable car . It has adjustable power steering, power windows, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise assistant, driving mode selection, keyless entry, tilting sunroof and many more. Apart from these, the car will also have rear armrest, electronic adjustable front seat and electrically foldable ORVMs.

The new fit and finish on its dual-tone dashboard adds visual charm to this car. The central console and silver finishing around its AC vents makes it look premium. The quality of plastic buttons being placed on its central console is also quite satisfactory as they are quite soft to touch.

Apart from its air-cooled glove box, the car comes with door pockets and seat pockets on its front seats for storage. New Octavia has a boot capacity of 590 litres .

The central console of the car comes integrated with a touch screen audio and navigation system. The car is equipped with a radio/DVD/MP3 player with iPod and AUX connectivity. The Bluetooth system is also a vital feature in this car.

Audio and Bluetooth controls come mounted on its steering wheel.

New Skoda Octavia is available in both petrol and diesel. The petrol variant is powered by a 4 cylinder, 1798cc engine, which generates maximum power of 177 bhp at 5100 rpm with maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1250 rpm . And the diesel variant is powered by a 4 cylinder, 1968cc turbo diesel engine, which generates maximum power of 140 bhp at 4000 rpm with maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1750 rpm . These engines are mated with a six-speed manual and seven speed dual clutch automatic transmission . One more petrol engine is also on offer – 1.4 TSi . it generates maximum power of 138 bhp at 4500 rpm with maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1500 rpm .

The company claimed mileage of New Skoda Octavia is 16.8 kmpl for 1.4 TSi, 14.7 kmpl for 1.8 TSi, 20.6 kmpl for 2.0 TDi manual and 19.3 kmpl for 2.0 TDi with automatic transmission.

The 2.0L turbo charged petrol engine is the most powerful engine in Octavia which will help it to reach the top speed of 250km/hr. The 2.0L diesel engine is likely to reach the top speed of 175 and 190km/hr. The claimed 0-100 kmph figures are 7.4 seconds for the petrol and 6.8 seconds for the diesel version.

The top-model of Octavia comes with safety features like front fog lights having corner function, rear fog lights, warning indicators on front doors, rear window defogger with timer, ABS with ESC, EBD and BA . Anti Slip Regulation, Motor Speed Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, Multi Collision Braking, Prefill (Hydraulic Braking System Readiness), TPMS, Parktronic sensors and speakers at front and rear and a Parktronic Display on Central Infotainment System, Dual front Airbags, Front Side Airbags and Curtain Airbags at front and rear, height adjustable 3-point seat belts at front with pre-tensioners, 3-point seat belts at rear, height adjustable head restraints at front seats and at two rear seats, two Isofix child seat preparations on outer rear seats, Under-body protective cover, Rough Road Package, acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, fuel-supply cut-off in a crash, door open indicator, dual-tone warning horn, child-proof rear window and door locking, high level third brake light, emergency triangle in the luggage compartment, security code for central infotainment system, engine immobiliser with floating code system, remote control with foldable key and many functions with the help of remote control.

The top variants of Octavia come with adjustable suspension system while it will feature disc brakes at its both ends. ABS with EBD and Brake assist will further improve its braking abilities.

The electronic steering system of Octavia makes it a light handler and that’s quite enjoyable in city traffic. The wide tyres and stretched wheelbase of 2686mm brings stability to this car. The stability around corners further improves with its soft suspension system.

The braking system also enables you to stop this car accurately and fills you with confident at high speeds.

Skoda Octavia is available in 7 variants: 1.4 TSi Active, 2.0 TDi Active, 1.4 TSi Ambition, 2.0 TDi Ambition, 2.0 TDi Ambition Automatic, 1.8 TSi Elegance and 2.0 TDi Elegance.

Warranty and Shades

New Skoda Octavia is available in four beautiful shades which include Cappuccino Beige, Brilliant Silver, Magic Black and Candy White. It comes with a warranty of 2 years and unlimited kms .

Variant-wise Features

The new Skoda Octavia is being offered in three variants with three engine options. The variants are named as Active, Ambition and Elegance. The base variant Active, along with the usual features, has stylish 16-inch alloy wheels, power ORVMs, power windows, Dual front SRS Airbags, height adjustable driver’s seat, ABS, Traction control, adjustable steering, remote central locking, a quality audio system with all the usual features and a SD card reader, a powerful AC with front and rear air-con vents and a leather wrapped steering wheel, gear shift lever and hand brake.

It has a 1395cc, 1.4L, 4-cylinder, TSI petrol engine with a maximum power of 138 Bhp at 4500 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1500 rpm and has a six speed manual gearbox transmission. It is also available with a 1968cc, 2.0L, TDi diesel engine which has a maximum power of 148 Bhp at 3500 rpm and a maximum torque of 330 Nm at 1750 rpm and has a six speed manual gearbox transmission.

The middle variant Ambition has, along with all the features of Active, electronic differential lock for the front axle for greater grip, Stability Control, Multi-collision Braking, rear parking sensors, a touchscreen integrated audio system, steering mounted audio controls, media input for USB, AUX-in and iPod, Automatic headlamps and wipers, AC with Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control, leather seats, electrically folding ORVMs and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming. It is available in both 1.4L petrol and 2.0L diesel engines.

The top variant Elegance has, along with all the features of both Active and Ambition, adaptive Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, front parking sensors, 4 more Airbags, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, a panoramic sunroof and Cruise Control. It has the same 2.0L diesel engine and option of 1798cc, 1.8L, Turbo petrol engine with a maximum power of 177 bhp at 5100 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1250 rpm and has a seven speed automatic gearbox transmission.

The new age Octavia is the best sedan in its segment with class leading features and design . The new qualities and features of this car have made it even better than before. We certainly feel it is a complete value for money car with competitive price.

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