Skoda Octavia this name has been famous in India for over 19 years, First introduced to the Indian Automotive market in early 2002. Octavia is a Latin girl’s name and basically translate as “eighth”.According to Skoda, the company chose the name for the 1959 Octavia as it was the company’s eighth model after World War II and was the eighth model in the company’s “evolutionary line” to feature independent suspension. This was past but today Skoda has launched the all-new Octavia, lets see what does all new exactly mean.
- The all-new OCTAVIA is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 25.99 lacs nationwide
- The all-new OCTAVIA will be available in Style and Laurin & Klement variants
- The fourth-generation OCTAVIA is 4,689 mm long, 1,469 mm tall, 1,829 mm wide, and has a wheelbase of 2,680 mm
- Equipped with the 2.0 TSI engine, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA delivers 190 PS of power, 320Nm of torque, and a fuel efficiency of 15.81 km/l.
- A first for the Czech marque in India, the fourth generation OCTAVIA features ‘shift by wire’ technology that complements a seven-speed DSG gearbox
- The fourth-generation OCTAVIA is equipped with a host of advanced safety features.
The new Skoda Octavia Design
The all-new OCTAVIA has been completely redeveloped, it boasts of an all-new, light design that now demonstrates a more powerful and masculine character. The all-new body design not only sharpens the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA’s visual appearance but also enables excellent aerodynamics. In the OCTAVIA’s front section is a classic robust grill, with its striking chrome frame, that grabs all the attention. Following on from the grill are razor-sharp, narrower, new headlights featuring Bi-LED technology, and daytime running lights (standard), which are a visual delight.
How safe is the new Octy?
The standard safety equipment on the new fourth-generation OCTAVIA Laurin & Klement includes a wide range of features such as eight airbags, iBuzz Fatigue Alert, and AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System). In addition, a host of security equipment and safety support functions include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), tire pressure monitoring system, acoustic, etc among others. There are eight airbags that spring into action in case the driver cannot influence the situation.
How is the Octy on the inside?
The interior welcomes one with a perfect harmony of style, functionality, comfort, and space. The all-new OCTAVIA gets premium beige suede leather upholstery, gracefully complemented by chrome highlights. The multi-level dashboard has been completely redesigned and is now characterized by an elegant finish. The two-spoke multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift and black leather lends the vehicle an emotive and authentic appearance with a strong identity of its own. passengers can choose from different shades of colors, called the ‘mood tiles’, or customize a color, precisely to his or their liking, on a bar. One can even assign a different color palette to the dashboard and footwell. The new lighting system also assists in safety and turns red when the front doors open.
How are the power figures?
A first for the Czech auto manufacturer in India, the fourth generation Octavia features ‘shift by wire’ technology and an electric parking brake. A rocker switch with a minimalist design, integrated into the center console, controls, and electronically conveys the gear selection to the transmission unit. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine is at the core of the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA. It delivers 190 PS (140kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.81 km/l (ARAI) Automotive Research Association of India.
How about Comfort & Convenience?
A perfect overview is provided by the digital instrument panel which can display onboard computer specifications in combination with other information. The new 25.4 cm display infotainment system with an innovative touch slider adjusts the volume or the map. Smartphones can be paired to the infotainment system, offering access to infotainment apps. The premium Canton Sound system on the all-new Octavia Laurin & Klement features 12 speakers, including a subwoofer, and has a power output of 600 plus watts. The Two Zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with Air Care function, enables different temperatures to be set for the front passengers.
There are storage pockets and the cargo space is fitted with Velcro to stop the unnecessary movement of luggage. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA offers 600 liters and 1,555 liters luggage space after folding down the rear seats. The electrically controlled 5th door opens and closes at the mere touch of the button on the remote control. The door is equipped with a Virtual Pedal enabling contact-free access. The ‘Simply Clever’ features are defined by attention to detail and are as ingenious as they are intuitive.
The OCTAVIA comes with a sophisticated, gesture-operated LED reading light unit, smartphone pockets on the front seatbacks, a storage compartment in the front doors for an umbrella, easy open-cup holders, a pair of USB C Ports in the dashboard and Centre Console, a USB C port behind the IRVM, smart cargo elements, hooks, and net restraints for the luggage compartments, roller sun blinds, and so forth. Another “Simply Clever” feature for the all-new OCTAVIA includes a funnel integrated into the lid of the windscreen washer tank. The windscreens now have water ducts, which allow rainwater to drain optimally.
The all-new OCTAVIA is now equipped with “MyŠKODA Connect” an intelligent solution that provides a safe, convenient and smart driving experience to stay connected with your car and your family. MyŠKODA Connect has inbuilt technology that helps one in case of an emergency with features such as Road Side assistance and SOS. It also helps keep the car secure in the owner’s absence with features like Geo fence, Time fence, etc. Not only this but MyŠKODA Connect also offers Driving Behaviour and Trip Analysis and much more functions, which are required for daily usage.
What is laruin & Klement?
Laurin & Klement was a Czech automobile, motorcycle, and bicycle manufacturing company founded in 1895 in s by automotive pioneers s Car production commenced in 1905, and the company soon became the largest car manufacturer in Austria-Hungary. It was acquired by industrial conglomerate Škoda Works in 1925 and re-branded as Škoda Auto, which is today the largest car manufacturer in the Czech Republic, Today, the Laurin & Klement name is used by Škoda Auto to distinguish especially luxurious editions of some of their car models.
What all colors offered?
OCTAVIA is available in five paint schemes: Lava Blue, Candy White, Magic Black, Brilliant Silver, and Maple Brown, with the last two exclusively available at the Laurin & Klement.
Final question how much does it cost?
|MODEL||PRICE (EX SHOWROOM, INDIA)|
|Laurin & Klement||INR 28,99,000/-|
We at Shutterdrives loved the New Octavia, gets a lot of features and that massive boot is really handy for avid travelers. We are yet to drive this car, and the conclusion can be made after that. Let us know what you think about the car in the comment section and also about the pricing.
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