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Skoda Auto India’s long-standing D-segment sedan, the Octavia, is now available in a special variant called the Onyx Edition with a price tag of Rs 19.99 lakh (1.8 TSI petrol) and Rs 21.99 lakh (2.0-litre TDI diesel) (ex-showroom India). The Onyx Edition is essentially an aesthetic upgrade in the Octavia’s lineup with a host of sporty bits, launched just in time for the festive season. It is available in three colours - Candy White, Race Blue and Corrida Red. This launch comes days after Skoda Auto and Volkswagen India merging into one entity. The next iteration of the Skoda Octavia is also just around the corner. You can read more about it here.
Exterior additions to the Onyx Edition include blacked-out 16-inch alloys, door decals as well as gloss black ORVMs and rear spoiler. On the inside, it remains unchanged in terms of features. The blacked-out theme continues inside, with highlights that include an all-black leather upholstery alongside a new SuperSport flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel. It gets six airbags, dual-zone auto AC, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats and LED headlamps.
It remains mechanically unchanged, powered by a 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel unit. The 1.8-litre TSI petrol produces 180PS/250Nm, whereas the 2.0-litre TDI diesel delivers 143PS/320Nm . Both trims are mated to an automatic transmission only, with the petrol variant getting a 7-speed DSG and the diesel getting a 6-speed DSG. Fuel efficiency figures are rated at 15.1kmpl (petrol) and 19.5kmpl (diesel).
With this launch, the Skoda Octavia Onyx Edition is the cheapest automatic variant available as it undercuts the petrol and diesel Style variants by 60,000 petrol and Rs 1 lakh diesel respectively. The Skoda Octavia competes against the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra facelift.
Mumbai, 10 October, 2019
ŠKODA AUTO India introduces the OCTAVIA Onyx at an attractive introductory ex-showroom price of INR 19.99 lacs, across all authorized ŠKODA AUTO dealership facilities in the country, in three elegant paint schemes: the popular Candy White as well as the all-new Race Blue and Corrida Red.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Zac Hollis, Director – Sales, Service and Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India, said “The ŠKODA OCTAVIA changed the dynamics of the executive sedan segment when it was introduced in India. ‘TOUGH MEETS SMART’, the new OCTAVIA ONYX has unique street credibility signified in its design. It is a limited edition variant which re-defines 'class and elegance’ while retaining its distinctive characteristics – emotive design, exquisite interiors, class-leading safety and intelligent connectivity features - now in exciting colour options.”
The Onyx inherits the signature contoured body of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA, and arms it with distinctive all-black design elements. The fascia is dominated by massive and elegant front butterfly grille, with chrome surround, and characteristic Quadra headlamps with CystalGlo LED daytime running lights.
The side profile of the OCTAVIA Onyx, with carbon back door foils, lengthens the vehicle visually and emphasize the coupé-like silhouette. The glossy black R (16) Premia alloy wheels and wing mirror housings accentuate the dynamic appearance of the new ŠKODA offering. The C shaped illumination, typical of the ŠKODA model range, is tastefully complemented by the glossy black spoiler that makes the vehicle confidently stand out.
The new OCTAVIA Onyx gets premium black leather upholstery and décor which is gracefully complemented by chrome highlights. The three-spoke SuperSport flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel with paddle-shift and black perforated leather lend the vehicle an emotive and authentic appearance with a strong identity of its own. The twelve-way electrically-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, with lumbar support and three programmable memory functions for the driver seat, are further proof that ŠKODA always offers a bit 'more car' for your money.
The Onyx comes equipped with the 1.8 TSI (DSG) petrol engine and the 2.0 TDI (DSG) diesel engine from the OCTAVIA model range. The 1.8 TSI (automatic seven-speed DSG) produces an impressive power output of 180 PS (132 kW), and a torque output of 250 Nm (between 1,250 and 5,000 rpm) while delivering a fuel efficiency of 15.1 kmpl. It achieves 0 to 100 km/hr in 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 233 km/hr. The turbo-charged 2.0 TDI offers 143 PS (105 kW) power and comes with an automatic six-speed DSG, as standard. The diesel engine option achieves a maximum torque of 320 Nm (between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm), 0 to 100 km/hr in 9.2 seconds, a top speed of 213 km/hr, and on average yields 19.5 kmpl.
SAFETY AND SMART ASSISTANCE
At ŠKODA AUTO, safety is a priority and not an option. The standard safety equipment in the OCTAVIA Onyx includes six airbags: dual front airbags, a set of front side airbags, and additional curtain airbags at front and rear, that reiterate ŠKODA’s strong emphasis on the safety of its customers.
The headlamps of the new OCTAVIA Onyx come with the AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) function for optimum illumination of the road and its surroundings. These headlamps can respond to speed changes as well as to various light and weather conditions. The AFS system includes headlamp swivelling and cornering functions, in addition to dynamic headlamp inclination control.
In addition, the Onyx includes a wide array of features, such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), and EDL (Electronic Differential Lock).
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA Onyx hosts a plethora of the most technically advanced and intelligent connectivity features that add a practical twist to elegance. The state-of-the-art 20.32 cm touchscreen central infotainment system, is equipped with SmartLink™ technology (ŠKODA Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) that mirrors the smartphone for seamless connectivity and an undistracted drive. The dual-zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with clean air function, features electronic regulation. It is also fitted with a humidity sensor that reduces the windscreen misting.
With a capacity of 590 litres, stretched to 1,580 litres with the rear seat backrests (capable of a 60:40 split and through-loading) folded down, the new OCTAVIA Onyx sets segment benchmark in luggage space. It transcends to maximized storage and practicality for all your business, pleasure and practical essentials. The 'Simply Clever' features are characterized by astonishing attention to details and are as ingenious as they are intuitive. The illuminated and cooled front glove box and the Jumbo Box are extremely convenient for storing your gadgets, keys, books, and beverages.
ŠKODA ‘SHIELD PLUS’
The ŠKODA Shield Plus ensures six years of hassle free ownership experience and utmost PEACE OF MIND. It incorporates motor insurance, 24 x 7 roadside assistance, and an extended warranty. ŠKODA AUTO had previously introduced India’s first 4-year service care programme (4-year warranty, 4-year roadside assistance, and an optional 4-year maintenance package).
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