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India-bound 2017 Skoda Octavia to get Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC)

India-bound 2017 Skoda Octavia to get Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC)
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 20 June 2016, 17:38 PM

Skoda’s popular seller Octavia is set to get a fresh petrol engine and feature upgrades in the international market. However, in terms of changes, the upgrade in India-bound model will be restricted to the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) system. We believe that Skoda will offer the DCC upgrade in 2017, but only after the technology has been offered in the company’s Superb sedan.

The Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) system helps in adjusting the engine responsiveness, steering weight, softens the car dampers and gearbox reaction time to manage different driving situations. It might also offer three driving modes - Comfort, Normal and Sport. The new technology also requires fine tuning of the current suspension system which has been developed as per local conditions. Like Superb, we believe that the DCC system will be offered as optional on the top-of-the-line variant. Mechanically, the India-bound Skoda Octavia will continue to be powered by existing engine options.

As for the international market, the 2017 Skoda Octavia hatchback and Estate models will get a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine as a replacement to the older 1.2-litre, four-cylinder engine. The new 999cc engine will generate 113bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. The new engine comes mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The international models will also get an optional aero package that further helps in increasing efficiency. The package includes a lowered sport chassis, active air flaps, a tailgate or roof spoiler which further improves air flow and low rolling resistance tyres.

 

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