The 2017 Skoda Octavia gets cosmetic upgrades along with loads of added equipment, one of them being the Hands Free Parking feature.
Skoda India has finally launched the Octavia facelift in India at a starting price of Rs. 15.49 lakhs for the base petrol variant. The car was unveiled last year in October globally. The 2017 Skoda Octavia gets a new front end with the new QuadraLED headlights, glossy black front grille and the new chiseled bonnet. There are new alloy wheels on offer while the rear gets a mildly refreshed bumper and the LED taillight cluster.
The 2017 Skoda Octavia comes with a similar dashboard layout but now boasts of premium soft touch plastics and a new 8-inch infotainment system. The new infotainment system supports Apple Car Play, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The company has launched a new app called Boss Connect that allows the owner to control the entire infotainment system via a smartphone. The interior also gets new ambient lighting with 10 colour options. Engine options have been carried forward unchanged which means you get a 1.4 TSI petrol mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, a 1.8 TSI petrol mated to a 7-speed DSG autobox and a 2.0 TDI diesel that is available with either a 6-speed DSG automatic or a manual gearbox.
Commenting on the launch of the new Octavia, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit – Director Sales, Service & Marketing, Skoda Auto India, said, “The Octavia changed the dynamics of the executive sedan segment, when it was introduced in India. The segment continues to offer tremendous growth potential as it caters to a growing class of discerning buyers with the penchant for luxury combined with the right value proposition. While retaining its strong characteristics of space, all round comfort, safety and technology, the New Octavia will be a compelling proposition, a game changer in its segment and will continue to drive Skoda’s success in India.”
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2017 Skoda Octavia Price List (Ex-showroom, India):
Ambition 1.4 TSI MT: Rs. 15,49,405
Style 1.4 TSI MT: Rs. 17,49,605
Style 1.8 TSI AT: Rs. 18,59,429
Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT 20,89,900
Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT: Rs. 16,89,974
Style 2.0 TDI CR MT: Rs. 18,95,608
Style 2.0 TDI CR AT: Rs. 20,49,619
Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT: Rs. 22,89,573