ŠKODA AUTO India announced the start of production of the all new OCTAVIA at its production facility in Shendra, Aurangabad. The celebratory Lava Blue vehicle dons the Lauren & Klement badge that pays homage to the founders of the longstanding Czech auto manufacturer as well as its 125 years of rich history and heritage.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – ŠKODA AUTO India, said “The ŠKODA OCTAVIA has always offered a compelling combination of the brand’s emotive design, exquisite interiors, class leading safety, and intelligent connectivity features, and the all new iteration pushes the yardstick further. A twenty year run, and about a hundred thousand satisfied customers, is a testament to its strong equity among discerning car buyers in a dynamically evolving automotive market like India. With the commencement of production, we also commit to a stronger product portfolio as we look to grow our presence in India. In line with our laser sharp focus on customer centricity, we are also rapidly growing our network presence and have introduced several initiatives to ensure an unmatched ownership experience.”
With Skoda clearing the air about the diesel engines no longer being in their line up , the New Octavia will come only with the 2.0 Litre TSI Petrol Mill putting out 190 HP mated to a 7 Speed Dual Clutch Automatic transmission . More details on the same will emerge closer to the launch . On the inside the Octavia is expected to offer the segment standard touch screen infotainment display , skoda’s Dual spoke steering wheel , premium audio system and much more .
The Octavia has been a iconic car in the market making its own niche fan base in India . The car primarily goes against the Hyundai Elantra as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla have been discontinued for our country .