The Skoda Octavia has always been our favorite D-segment sedan. But, slightly cheaper competition in the form of Corolla Altis and the Elantra, has been impacting the Octy’s sales since forever now. However, it now looks like the Octavia will soon get back into the limelight.
The new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift is available for sale in India at a starting price of Rs 15.49 lakh.
The new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift is available in trim levels- Ambition, Style and Style Plus. It has got many exterior changes, but the mechanics remain same. The new Octavia will come with quad-shaped LED headlamps, LED DRLs, updated bumpers, new design allow wheels and updated taillights. On the interior, 2017 Octavia gets a new –inch touchscreen infotainment system with WLAN compatibility, an ambient lighting package and two umbrellas.
2017 Skoda Octavia India – Price
|Ambition 1.4 TSI MT||15.49 lakh|
|Style 1.4 TSI MT||17.49 lakh|
|Style 1.8 TSI AT||18.59 lakh|
|Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT||20.89 lakh|
|Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT||16.89 lakh|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR MT||18.95 lakh|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR AT||20.49 lakh|
|Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT TSI AT||22.89 lakh|
The Octavia is surely not the most affordable car in its segment. On the contrary, it commands a significant premium over its immediate rivals. However, prices are expected to reduce due to GST.
2017 Skoda Octavia Specifications
|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. Petrol engine options include 1.4-litre TSI and 1.8-litre TSI engines. The Diesel engine on offer is a 2.0-litre TDI motor. The 1.4-litre Petrol engine outputs 148 BHP and 250 Nm. The 1.8-litre engine produces 177 BHP and 250 Nm. The Diesel engine produces 141 BHP and 320 Nm.
Transmission options include 6-speed automatic and manual gearboxes for the Diesel model. While the 1.4-litre Petrol gets a 6-Speed Manual, the 1.8-litre Petrol comes with a 7-speed automatic unit. The 1.8-litre Petrol model also benefits from a multi link rear suspension.
2017 Skoda Octavia Mileage
|1.4 Petrol||16.8 KMPL|
|1.8 Petrol||14.7 KMPL|
|2.0 Diesel||19.3 KMPL|