Skoda to launch new Octavia on October 3
Skoda will be introducing the all-new Octavia in India on October 3. It’s likely to be available in three trims, namely, Active, Ambition and Elegance and 4 combinations of engine and transmission options.
The 1.8 TSI petrol will be available with a seven-speed automatic transmission while the base 1.4 TSI petrol will get a manual gearbox only. Buyers of the 2.0-litre diesel variant will have the option of choosing between the manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. The 1.8 TSI generates 179.5PS, the 1.4 TSI 140PS and the 2.0 TDI makes 143PS.
The car follows Skoda’s new Vision D design philosophy and has the redesigned grille with a refined Skoda badge which is the signature design for all future Skoda vehicles. Standard features across the range are 16-inch alloy wheels, electronically adjustable and foldable mirrors, ABS, dual front airbags, traction control, driver’s seat height adjustment, steering adjustment, audio system with an SD card reader, rear air-con vents, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gearlever and handbrake.