The 2021 Skoda Octavia, the fourth generation car of Skoda's popular sedan, has been launched in India today. Offered in two variants, the price of the new Octavia will go up to Rs 25.99 lakh for the base variant and Rs 28.99 lakh for the top-spec trim.
It took almost two years for Skoda to bring the new generation Octavia sedan to India after its launch for the global markets in 2019 as the Covid-19 crisis put Skoda's plans to launch the Octavia first. Zack Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India said, “Retaining its features of true value proposition, design, safety, technology, performance, space and comfort, the all-new Octavia is one of the best cars and the best for Skoda Auto in the Indian market. Will continue the success."
What's special about Skoda Octavia
On Wednesday, Skoda had released all the details about its India-spec Octavia sedan for the customers. It was offered in Style and Laurin and Clement variants. Compared to the previous generation model, the 2021 Octavia has grown in size and promises to offer more space for the passengers. The 2021 Skoda Octavia measures 4,689 mm in length, 1,469 mm in height and 2,003 mm in width, with both the side-view mirrors open. Measuring 2,680 mm, the wheelbase gets 17-inch alloy wheels. The alloy will have two different designs for the two variants.
The redesigned front face of the new Octavia gets a grille, which now comes with chrome for a more premium look. The grille is decorated with bi-LED headlights. Similar work can also be seen under the grille where a chrome strip connects the fog lamp casing. At the rear, the taillights are now more attractive than before with the new Skoda badging. The tailgate has also been upgraded and is now powered. A boot space of 600-litres has also been provided for loading the luggage.
Awesome features given in the interior
The cabin of the new Octavia has also been upgraded. Offered in a dual-tone treatment, the interiors are now more premium and more spacious. The dashboard design features elements that are similar to the new grille. It has a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit and a 10-inch infotainment system. Among other features, the new Octavia offers two-spoke steering wheel, adaptive lights, dual zone climate control system, memory function for the front seats, touch-based reading light and wireless smartphone charging.
The new Skoda Octavia is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine. It is capable of producing 188 bhp power and 320 Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.