Skoda Octavia facelift variants and features break up

Skoda India is all set to unveil the facelift of one of its most successful models Skoda Octavia. We had earlier brought to you spy pics of the new Skoda Octavia and also reported on what to expect with the facelift of the premium sedan from the Czech brand.

With the facelift launch expected around first week of July, things are getting a bit more clear around the new Skoda Octavia. First of all, the Skoda Octavia will continue with the same set of engines doing duty in the current version; The 1.4 TSI petrol engine which produces around 140 bhp mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the more potent 180 bhp 1.8 TSI engine mated to a 7-speed DSG and the powerful and fuel efficient 2.0 TDI good enough for 143 bhp which comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic DSG.


Variants wise, Skoda Octavia will be offered in three variants – Ambition, Style and Style Plus. We list you here the features that can be expected in these variants.

Skoda Octavia Ambition:
• 16-inch alloy Velorum wheels
• Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
• Fog lamps (front and rear)
• Electric-adjust wing mirrors with defogger
• Dual front and front-side airbags
• Touchscreen infotainment system with SmartLink smartphone integration 
• ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and MKB (Multi-Collision Braking)
• ABS with EBD
• Electronic differential lock
• Rear parking sensors
• Keyless entry with remote operation for wing mirrors and windows
• Driver seat height adjust
• Dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents
• Tilt and telescopic steering adjust
• Cooled glovebox

Skoda Octavia Style:
• Adaptive LED Headlamps with daytime running lights
• Auto-dimming mirrors
• Paddle shifters (for automatic transmission only)
• Front parking sensors
• Rain sensing wipers
• Infotainment with 8.0-inch touchscreen
• Front passenger seat height adjustment
• Adjustable lumbar support for driver seat
• Leather upholstery
• Electric-retract wing mirrors
• Cruise control
• Reverse parking camera

Skoda Octavia Style Plus:
• 16-inch alloy Alcatras wheels
• Dual front, front-side, rear-side and curtain airbags
• Tyre pressure monitoring system
• Programmable LED ambient lighting
• Hands-free parking
• Driver fatigue alert system
• Panoramic sunroof with remote operation
• 12-way electric-adjust driver seat with memory
• Navigation system
• Memory function for wing mirrors


When launched, expect the premium sedan to be priced at around Rs.30000-40000 more than the current model. The Skoda Octavia will be competing against the likes of Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla in the premium sedan segment, a segment which has not seen much growth over the last few years and has seen some major players pulling out their products due to low demand. The popularity of premium SUVs priced at a similar range is not helping the segment either.

It would be interesting to see whether the Skoda Octavia can revive the segment and with GST mostly favouring it, we can also expect Skoda to price the sedan a bit more competitively.

[Source: AutoCarIndia]