Skoda has launched the Octavia in India today, which is the return of the nameplate in the Indian market after an absence of around 3 years. The third generation Skoda Octavia is underpinned by the much talked about Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. Skoda is offering a wide number of engine options on the Octavia and the company is betting big on the model to boost sales in these times of slowdown and economic uncertainty. The Skoda Octavia range in India starts at Rs. 13.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Skoda Octavia is available in three trims – Active, Ambition and Elegance. A total of 7 variants are on offer with the 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TDI manual being offered in Active and Ambition trims while the 2.0 TDI automatic (6-speed DSG) is offered in Ambition and Elegance trims. The 1.8 TSI is offered only on Elegance trim and is mated to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. The 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine produces 140 PS of power between 4500-6000 RPM and 250 Nm of torque between 1500-3500 RPM, returning a claimed mileage of 16.8 km/l.
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The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine in the 2013 Skoda Octavia produces 143 PS of power at 4000 RPM and 320 Nm of torque between 1750-3000 RPM. The manual gearbox is a 6-speed unit. The 2.0-litre TDI returns 20.6 km/l in manual guise and 19.3 km/l for the automatic version. The 1.8-litre TSI engine produces 180 PS of power between 5100-6200 RPM and 250 Nm between 1250-5000 RPM, returning a claimed mileage of 14.7 km/l.
The new Skoda Octavia is offered in 7 colours namely white, black, beige, silver, grey, blue and red. The Active variant gets fabric seats while the other two variants get leather seats. The vehicle is a big step from the Laura which will soon be discontinued in the Indian market. The new Octavia is bigger and carries Skoda’s new design philosophy which will soon be seen on other cars from the Czech automaker. The D-segment offering boasts of generous interior room with a host of features which is sure to please buyers looking for a well rounded package.
Skoda Octavia Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) –
Skoda Octavia Petrol Prices –
* Octavia Active 1.4 TSI – Rs. 13.95 lakhs
* Octavia Ambition 1.4 TSI – Rs. 14.95 lakhs
* Octavia Elegance 1.8 TSI AT – Rs. 18.25 lakhs
Skoda Octavia Diesel Prices –
* Octavia Active 2.0 TDI – Rs. 15.55 lakhs
* Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI – Rs. 16.55 lakhs
* Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI AT – Rs. 17.55 lakhs
* Octavia Elegance 2.0 TDI AT – Rs. 19.45 lakhs
Skoda Octavia vs Rivals – Price Range Comparison
- Toyota Corolla Price Range – Rs. 11.86 – 15.93 lakhs
- Hyundai Elantra Price Range – Rs. 12.71 – 16.05 lakhs
- Volkswagen Jetta Price Range – Rs. 13.60 – 18.96 lakhs
- Renault Fluence Price Range – Rs. 13.62 – 15.22 lakhs
- Chevrolet Cruze Price Range – Rs. 13.88 – 15.97 lakhs
- Skoda Octavia Price Range – Rs. 13.95 – 19.45 lakhs
- Skoda Laura Price Range – Rs. 14.65 – 19.27 lakhs
All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.