The model becomes the most affordable diesel 3-series in India, only pricier than the 330i Sport petrol.
The Octavia will be a welcome addition to the segment which currently has only two cars on sale.
Volkswagen will face competition from within its house since the Skoda Superb will be the Passat's main rival.
The updated Civic diesel BS6 gets Rs. 20,000/- more expensive while fuel efficiency has reduced.
Skoda might also consider the Octavia RS with a hybrid version named RS iV in India.
The new generation Skoda Octavia now gets a 1.5-litre CNG powertrain for Europe.
The facelifted Elantra gets a diesel engine option for the first time since its launch in 2019.
BMW is considering to launch 3-Series LWB to fill the gap between regular 3-Series and 5-Series.