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Skoda to launch the 2017 Octavia in India tomorrow

Skoda to launch the 2017 Octavia in India tomorrow
CarTrade Editorial Team CarTrade Editorial Team Wednesday 12 July 2017, 16:23 PM

The 2017 Skoda Octavia will be launched in India tomorrow. The mid-life update for the third generation D-segment sedan from the Czech carmaker comes after the sedan was first introduced in India in 2013.

The updated Octavia gets a new fascia with a sharper split headlamps and slightly revised characteristic Skoda moustache grille. The smooth flowing silhouette of the sedan with chrome surround windows on the side continues to be the forte of the sedan. At the rear, the C-shaped LED tail lamps are carried forward. On the inside, the cabin is virtually unchanged apart from the touchscreen infotainment system. The 8.0-inch display is now bigger than the outgoing model’s 6.5-inch screen. All the bells and whistle are carried forward in the feature rich and lavish cabin of the D-segment sedan.

The new Octavia is expected to be offered across four variants and with three engine options. When launched, there will two petrol motors and one diesel engine on offer. The petrol unit is a 1.4-litre four cylinder producing 148bhp and 250Nm mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The bigger petrol engine option is a 1.8-litre unit producing 180bhp and 250Nm of torque which is coupled to a seven-speed DSG transmission.  Meanwhile, the diesel option is a 2.0-litre oil burner that puts out 143bhp and 320Nm, and can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG transmission.

Prices for the 2017 Octavia are expected to be slightly higher than the current car. The 2017 Octavia will continue to take on the other D-segment sedans which includes the Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Altis.

 

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