The Skoda Octavia has always been one of the favorite D segment sedan. However, slightly cheaper competition in the form of the Elantra and the Altis, has been getting in the Octvia’s sales. Now, it seems like the Octavia will get back it’s limelight again. Skoda, the Czech automaker revealed the new Skoda Octavia 2017 facelift last year. The 2017 Octavia which is already on sale in its home market is India-bound in a refreshed avtar. Let’s get to know more about the 2017 Skoda Octavia India launch, price, specifications and other details.
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2017 Skoda Octavia India Facelift
The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift carries external changes, but the car remains unchanged with the mechanics. The new Octavia 2017 gets new quad-shaped LED headlamps, LED DRLs, new design alloy wheels, updated bumpers, and refreshed taillights. Talking about the interiors, the new look Octavia gets a new 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an ambient lighting package and picnic tables. The 2017 Skoda Octavia India launch will happen anytime by mid 2017.
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Launch
|Launch Date||Mid 2017*|
Skoda India has plans to launch multiple new models in India. Skoda’s model onslaught started with the new Rapid facelift. The new model Octavia has already been spotted undergoing testing on Indian roads.The upcoming Skoda launches in India include the new Kodiaq SUV, Rapid Monte Carlo, Octavia vRS and the new look Octavia which we are talking about here.
If reports are to be believed, some dealers have even started accepting bookings for the upcoming new Octavia. This gives us a strong feeling that the new Octavia will be launched in India by the end of July.
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Video
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Price
|Base Model (estimated ex-showroom price)||Rs 17 Lakh|
|Top Model (estimated ex-showroom price)||Rs 22 Lakh|
The Octavia is without doubt not the least priced car in its segment. On contrary, it commands a significant premium over its rival cars. Things would remain the same with the 2017 Octavia. Additionally, the introduction of new features will surely make the Octavia even more pricier. The base model of the 2017 Octavia will cost roughly Rs 17 Lakh. The RS variant of the Octavia will also make its wat to the India market. The 2017 Octavia RS would carry a price tag of around Rs. 24 lakh.
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Specifications
|Engine||1.4 L Turbo Petrol/1.8 L Turbo Petrol||2.0 L Turbo Diesel|
|Max. Power||148 BHP/177 BHP||141 BHP|
|Peak Torque||250 Nm||320 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual/7-Speed Automatic||6-Speed Automatic|
The 2017 Skoda Octavia in India will be powered by the existing engines. The petrol engine options include a 1.4 litre TSI and 1.8 litre TSI engines. While the Diesel engine on offer is a 2.0 litre TDI motor. The 1.4 litre Petrol engine pumps out 148 BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque while the 1.8 litre engine produces 177 BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque. Coming to the Diesel engine, it produces 141 BHP of power and 320 Nm of torque. The transmission options include 6 speed automatic and manual gearboxes for the Diesel variant. The 1.4 Petrol gets a 6-Speed Manual, whereas the 1.8 Petrol comes with a 7-speed automatic unit. The 1.8 Petrol model also has the advantage of a multi link rear suspension.
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Mileage
|1.4 Petrol||16.8 KMPL|
|1.8 Petrol||14.7 KMPL|
|2.0 Diesel||19.3 KMPL|
The 1.4 Petrol model has a claimed fuel mileage of 16.8 KMPL, while the 1.8 Petrol returns 14.7 KMPL of mileage. Coming to the Diesel engine, the 2.0 Diesel model offers a mileage of 19.3 KMPL.
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Exterior Design Review
The 2017 Octavia facelift gets a host of changes. The nose is all-new and gets a much more premium look. It has twin pod headlights that boast of LED fixtures. The radiator grille is also new. The front bumper is also new it gets new LED Daytime Running Lamps.
Coming to the side profile, it remains largely unchanged. That said, the new design alloy wheels do infuse some freshness to the side profile. The taillights and the rear bumper are also new in the Skoda Octavia Facelift. Even though these changes aren’t comprehensive in nature, one has to say that the Octaivia looks a lot fresher now. While the current Octavia’s design is already great, we’re not sure if the new quad headlamp look will be liked. The upcoming Skoda Octavia RS will be based on the 2017 model as well.
2017 Skoda Octavia India- Interior Design Review
The Octavia’s interior has always been loved for its spaciousness and quality rich materials. The 2017 Octavia facelift would get even more better. Even though the cabin doesn’t get a radical change, it would boast new features and an updated dashboard. The new Octavia will have a Columbus infotainment system with a 9.2-inch touchscreen. That said, for India, Skoda could continue with the Bolero unit. The new Octavia’s centre console gets capacitive-touch buttons which would further improve the functionality. The other new features include picnic tables for rear passengers, ambient lighting package, custom key settings and heated leather steering wheel.
Stay tuned to India Autoz ( indiaautoz.in) for latest news updates on the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift. Also stay tuned for the launch date and test drive review of the Skoda Octavia 2017.