2021 Skoda Octavia Launched At A Price Of INR 25.99 Lakh
After significant delay owing to the continuing pandemic, the 2021 Skoda Octavia was introduced in India as was initially scheduled to launch at the end of 2020. For the base model, Rs 25.99 lakh has been paid for the long-anticipated luxury sedan (ex-showroom, India).
At the end of 2019 the fourth generation Skoda Octavia was introduced worldwide and the vehicle manufacturer did not modify much in the Indian model. The new style of Octavia matches the contemporary language of the Czech carmakers. This implies that the quad headlight configuration of the previous model is now gone and that a more traditional design is in place. There are no alterations, as the new design of Octavia overall is far more sleek and contemporary than the one it replaces.
With its 2021 Skoda Octavia – Skoda provides three standard color options Lava Blue, Magic Black, and Candy White, with two extra colors – Glossy Silver and Maple Brown – reserved for the Laurin and Klement (L& K) trimming.
The inside has an all-new concept with a layered layout with a 10-inch touch screen and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (Virtual Cockpit) at the center of attention. The transition to the new two-speed steering wheel of Skoda with curled scroll wheels is another noticeable aesthetic improvement.
The India-spec Octavia is equipped with a beige-on-black color system rather than a black all-in-one to boost the attraction of the Indian purchaser. The seats are additionally trimmed with suede and leather padding to increase the luxurious appearance of the interior.
Skoda also fitted the top-spec Octavia L&K trim with the features that are like two-zone air-conditioning control, the connected car tech, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, and passenger’s seats with memory settings, keyless access on all doors and in front of and back of a stationary sensor, etc. The air-conditioned smartphone charging system, a 12-piece Canton Sound System, and ambient light set. The security features of the airbag include 8 airbags, EBD ABS, electronic stability control, adaptive lighting, etc.
The 2021 Skoda Octavia is powered by the only 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, 190hp, and 320Nm TSI turbo-petroleum engine. A 7-speed automated dual carry gearbox and a shift by wire selector are included with the engine. Skoda will not sell the new Octavia with a diesel engine in keeping with its plan to focus on the petrol category, unlike its predecessor who was also provided a 143hp 2.0-liter TDI engine.
As the new Skoda Octavia competes, it challenges only the Hyundai Elantra, in the executive sedan market. This is because the Indian market has stopped both Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla.
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