2021 Skoda Octavia launched in India with strong features, know how much is the price

2021 Skoda Octavia launched in India with strong features, know how much is the price

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.

Passengers will get free Wi-Fi at 15 stations of Kashmir Valley, this facility has been found in more than 6 thousand places in 5 years

Passengers will get free Wi-Fi at 15 stations of Kashmir Valley, this facility has been found in more than 6 thousand places in 5 years

The Railway Ministry said on Sunday that public WiFi has been made available at 15 railway stations in the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar. Apart from providing Wi-Fi in the stations of these states, so far 6021 stations with RailWire Wi-Fi facility have been built in India.

Wi-Fi of Indian Railways is being made available under the brand name of Railwire. This public Wi-Fi is available at 15 stations (Baramulla, Hamre, Pattan, Majhom, Budgam, Srinagar, Pampore, Kakapora, Awantipora, Panzgam, Bijbehara, Anantnag, Sadura, Qazigund, Banihal). On the other hand, Railwire WiFi is already available at 15 stations including four district headquarters in Jammu region.

In fact, the Ministry of Railways had entrusted the Internet company RailTel to provide public Wi-Fi at all railway stations. The vision behind this work was to transform the railway platform into a platform for digital inclusion. At the same time, this Wi-Fi network of RailTel is spread in more than 6 thousand railway stations across the country and it is one of the largest Wi-Fi network in the world.

Wi-Fi plays an important role in connecting people

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that RailWire WiFi available at these 15 new railway stations in Jammu and Kashmir can be used by passengers with smartphones and working mobile connections. Wi-Fi plays an important role in connecting people.

He said that Indian Railways, in association with its RailTel Corporation of India Limited, is playing a vital role in bringing high-speed Wi-Fi to every nook and corner of the country. Today, on World Wi-Fi Day, I am happy to announce that 14 stations in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley have become part of the world's largest integrated public Wi-Fi network connecting over 6,000 stations across the country. went. "

Important Steps for Digital India Mission

With this, all stations in the Valley now have public Wi-Fi, Goyal said. This is an important step for the Digital India mission and will go a long way in connecting people. I commend the team of Indian Railways and RailTel, who worked tirelessly to achieve this remarkable feat.

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