The Czech automobile manufacturer – Skoda, has launched a facelift version of Octavia which is the company’s bestselling car in India as well as globally.
The new Skoda Octavia facelift 2017, which was a much awaited car has finally been launched in India and is now available for sale with a price of Rs 15.49 lakh to Rs 22.89 lakh. The Skoda Octavia, as we know is a globally loved car and the company has manufactured the 1.5 millionth unit of the third generation Octavia from its main plant in the Czech Republic, so imagine the popularity. The new facelift version will come with a choice of three versions – Ambition, Style and Style Plus and four colour choices – Grey, Silver, White and Black.
Octavia facelift is based on the same platform which was used in the outgoing model but the most noticeable changes are seen in the aesthetics and design, including an all new front. One of the eye-catchy feature of new Octavia – it has hands-free parking, which means the car can park itself, well not literally, but smarter parking mechanism. The new model also gets sleeker split-grille along with Quadra LED headlamp setup.
The car is offered in 1.4L TSI petrol, 1.8L TSI petrol and a 2.0L turbo diesel motor options. The 150PS, 1.4 petrol comes mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox while the 180PS, 1.8 petrol gets a 7-speed DSG transmission. The 143PS, 320Nm diesel engine comes with the option to choose from a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. For safety, it includes AFS (Adaptive Front light System), Cornering Fog Lamps, eight airbags (dual airbags in the front and sides comes as standard), iBuzz Fatigue Alert and tyre pressure monitoring.
The cabin of the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift is pretty much similar to the outgoing model with the black and beige combination. The new car also gets a brand new centrally mounted 8-inch touchscreen that now has a capacitive touch feature, eight speakers which have been incorporated with SmartLink package including – MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.