While the likes of new Hyundai Elantra have been hogging all the limelight, the Skoda Octavia continues to have its own set of followers. The Octavia has always impressed both the enthusiasts and the chauffeur-driven. However, the Octavia can surely do with a dose of freshness to remain unfazed from the advent of new rivals. This is exactly where the launch of the Octavia facelift will help. But before the facelift comes our way, the manufacturer has some more plans for India. The facelift’s launch will be preceded by the Black Edition. Here are details on the Skoda Octavia Black Edition India launch date, price, specifications and features.
The launch of the new Octavia Black Edition could happen in early 2017. Our guess is this special edition Octavia will be here by March, 2017. Also coming our way is the Octavia vRS. However, official details on the exact launch date of these models are currently unavailable. One thing that’s for sure though is that the Black Edition will come to us before the facelift.
The Skoda Octavia Black Edition carries several visual updates to make it more attractive. Highlights include black-painted door mirrors, new 18-inch mags, black-painted roof and spoiler. Even the interior get a black theme. Engines will be carried over from the regular model. This means the Black Edition will get 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI petrol motors along with a 2.0 TDI Diesel engine.
Skoda Octavia Black Edition India Launch Date
|Expected Launch||By March, 2017|
As we said, official details are yet to be released. However, it’s very likely that the Skoda Octavia Black Edition India launch will happen in early 2017. We expect it to be here by March, 2017. Also See- Skoda Kodiaq SUV India Launch Details
Skoda Octavia Black Edition Price in India
|Minimum||Rs 18 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 22 Lakh|
It’s for sure that the Black Edition will command a premium over the regular models. However, what’s not known is if the Black Edition would be available on all three engine variants. Our guess is that this special edition would be exclusive to the 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines. Prices of the Skoda Octavia Black Edition could start at roughly Rs 18 Lakh. Also See- Skoda Octavia Test Drive Review
Skoda Octavia Black Edition India – Specifications
|Engine||1.4 L Turbo Petrol/1.8 L Turbo Petrol||2.0 L Turbo Diesel|
|Max. Power||148 BHP/177 BHP||141 BHP|
|Peak Torque||250 Nm||320 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual/7-Speed Automatic||6-Speed Automatic|
The Black Edition will get its engines from the regular models. However, it’s not for sure if all the three engine options will be made available on the Black Edition. Currently, the Octavia is available with 2 Petrol and a Diesel engine. The 1.4 TSI Petrol outputs 148 BHP – 250 Nm. The 1.8 TSI offers 177 BHP and 250 Nm. The 2.0 Diesel on the other hand produces 141 BHP and 320 Nm. While the 1.8 TSI gets a 7-speed DSG automatic, the Diesel gets a 6-speed DSG. The 1.4 TSI and the 2.0 TDI also get a 6-speed Manual ‘box. Of all these engines, the Black Edition is likely to get the 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI with automatic transmissions.
Skoda Octavia Black Edition India – Features
The Skoda Octavia Black Edition will come with many add-ons to look more attractive to car buyers. The cosmetic updates should work well to infuse some freshness with this car. Here is the list of new features this car will offer-
- New Black and White Exterior Paint Options
- Black Wing Mirrors
- New 18-inch Mag Wheels
- Black-painted Roof
- Rear Spoiler (black-painted)
- All-black Interior
- All-black Leather Upholstery
- Bolero Audio System
Skoda Octavia Black Edition India – Mileage
|1.4 Petrol||16.8 KMPL|
|1.8 Petrol||14.7 KMPL|
|2.0 Diesel||19.3 KMPL|
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Skoda Octavia Black Edition – Design Review
The Black Edition will help infuse some freshness with the Octy. This will help the Octavia soldier on unfazed before the facelift is launched here. We have always loved the clean lines and neat surfaces of the Octavia. And the Black Edition should work well to help the car have touch of sportiness. Bits like black-painted roof, spoiler and wing mirrors are sure to bring some excitement to the design. Also, the new alloys should further spice things up.
On the inside, this special edition Octy will come with an all-black theme. It will get premium leather upholstery and probably silver highlights. The cabin will be fairly feature laden and will have bits like a high quality Bolero audio system. The Octavia has always impressed us with the space on offer. It currently offers the most luxurious interior in its segment. And the new Black Edition will only improve things.
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