Skoda confirms the launch of the Octavia facelift by mid-July

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The Skoda Octavia has always been one of the most popular D-segment sedan. However, after the launch of the Corolla Altis and the Elantra, sales of Octaiva were affected. But, now it seems like the Octavia will soon be in the limelight. The Czech automaker showcased the new Skoda Octavia 2017 facelift last year. And it is already on sale in its home market and the refreshed Octavia is now India-based. The Octavia facelift will be launched by mid-July. Prices are expected to go down.

The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift has got many changes on the exterior, but the mechanics remain unchanged. The new Octavia 2017 got new quad-shaped LED headlamps, LED DRLs, updated bumpers, new design alloy wheels and refreshed taillights. On the inside, the new look Octavia has got a new 9.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system with WLAN compatibility, an ambient lighting package and two umbrellas.

2017 Skoda Octavia India Launch

Launch Date (expected) July 2017*

 

Skoda has plans of launching many new models in India. The Skoda’s model onslaught began with the new Rapid facelift. Now Octavia facelift is spotted undergoing testing on Indian roads and will be launching here in July. Upcoming Skoda launches in India include the new Kodiaq SUV, Octavia vRS, Rapid Monte Carlo and, of course, the new look Octavia.

2017 Skoda Octavia Price in India

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Base Model (estimated ex-showroom price) Rs 17 Lakh
Top Model (estimated ex-showroom price) Rs 21 Lakh

 

The Octavia is surely not the most pocket friendly car in its segment. On the contrary, it commands a huge premium over its immediate rivals. While the Octavia is sure to continue commanding a premium over rivals, prices are expected to reduce due to GST implementation. We can expected the facelift Octavia to be priced around Rs. 17 lakh. The RS variant of the Octavia will also be launched in India later this year, we could expect it to come with a price tag of Rs. 24 lakh.

2017 Skoda Octavia Specifications

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Specifications Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.4 L Turbo Petrol/1.8 L Turbo Petrol 2.0 L Turbo Diesel
Max. Power 148 BHP/177 BHP 141 BHP
Peak Torque 250 Nm 320 Nm
Transmission 6-Speed Manual/7-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic

 

Powering the 2017 Skoda Octavia in India will be the existing engines.

2017 Skoda Octavia Mileage

1.4 Petrol 16.8 KMPL
1.8 Petrol 14.7 KMPL
2.0 Diesel 19.3 KMPL

 

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