Skoda has launched the 2013 Octavia in India. It has been priced starting at Rs 13.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Built on the MQB platform, there are seven variants to the third-gen Octavia with three engine options. These are namely 1.4 TSI, 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed automatic. The 1.4 TSI is good for 140PS and 250Nm, the 1.8 TSI for 180PS and 250Nm, while the 2.0 TDI delivers 143PS and 320Nm. The 1.4TSI can only be had with a 6-speed manual while the 1.8 gets only the automatic. The 2.0TDI can be had with both manual and automatic options.
In terms of styling and comfort, the new Octavia includes bi-xenon headlamps with quintessential DRLs, 16-inch alloys, automatic sun-roof, parking sensors, cruise control, airbags and cornering function for the lamps. These features will differ on the three variants namely Active, Ambition and Elegance.
Speaking about the new Octavia, Paweł Szuflak, director, sales & marketing, Skoda Auto India said, “The new Octavia is our attempt to make the best car in its class and we are confident that it will redefine standards in its segment. By virtue of being built on the Group’s MQB platform, the new Octavia is larger and yet lighter than its predecessors. A joy to look at and a greater joy to drive, the new Octavia is sure to captivate the hearts and minds in India. Octavia will be a sheer delight for the customers who have an affinity for premium-ness and quality combined with excellent price value proposition.”
Check our first drive of the Octavia variants here.
|Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Active||Rs 13.95 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Ambition||Rs 14.95 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI AT Elegance||Rs 18.25 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI Active||Rs 15.55 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI Ambition||Rs 16.55 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI AT Ambition||Rs 17.55 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia 2.0TDI AT Elegance||Rs 19.45 lakh|