– Will probably be launched within the coming weeks
– To be powered by a petroleum engine solely
Skoda kick-started the brand new yr with the disclosing of the mid-size SUV, Kushaq and is now all set to launch the fourth-generation Octavia in India later this month. The primary unit of the posh sedan has rolled off the manufacturing facility at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
All the things concerning the upcoming Skoda Octavia is new. It wears the acquainted butterfly-shaped grille that’s now sleeker and goes effectively with the redesigned LED headlamps and twin L-shaped DRLs. The entrance bumper appears neat with a skinny chrome strip within the centre surrounding the horizontally positioned fog lamps. Dimension-wise, the Octavia appears longer and wider than its predecessor. The brand new set of cut up LED taillights tapering in the direction of the boot with the brand new ‘Skoda’ badging lend a extra fashionable but subtle look to the sedan.
Inside, the cabin is predicted to be revamped with a light-coloured theme. As seen on the lately launched Superb, the Octavia is more likely to have a digital driver’s show and a big floating touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity choices. The 2-spoke steering wheel with knurled scroll buttons, LED ambient lighting, leather-based upholstery, wi-fi smartphone charging, and dual-zone local weather management are among the options the new Octavia may very well be geared up with.
Below the lengthy bonnet, the Octavia will ditch the diesel powertrain for a 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine sourced from the elder sibling. The transmission possibility may embody a seven-speed DSG unit. The sedan will even be out there with a top-spec ‘Lauren & Klement’ (L&Okay) and a brand new ‘Lava Blue’ exterior color shade.
Zac Hollis, Model Director – ŠKODA AUTO India, stated, ‘The ŠKODA Octavia has at all times provided a compelling mixture of the model’s emotive design, beautiful interiors, class main security, and clever connectivity options, and the all new iteration pushes the yardstick additional. A twenty yr run, and a few hundred thousand happy prospects, is a testomony to its robust fairness amongst discerning automobile patrons in a dynamically evolving automotive market like India. With the graduation of manufacturing, we additionally decide to a stronger product portfolio as we glance to develop our presence in India. According to our laser sharp concentrate on buyer centricity, we’re additionally quickly rising our community presence and have launched a number of initiatives to make sure an unmatched possession expertise.’