The Skoda Octavia has always been our favourite D-segment sedan. However, slightly cheaper competition, in the form of the Corolla Altis and the Elantra, has been eating into the Octy’s sales since forever niw. However, it now seems like the Octavia will soon get back into the limelight. The Czech automaker revealed the new Skoda Octavia 2017 facelift last year. The 2017 Octavia is already on sale in its home market and the refreshed Octavia has finally made it to India. The new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift has gone on sale in India at a starting price of Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom). Read on for more on 2017 Skoda Octavia India launch, price, specifications and other details. Also See – New 2017 Skoda Octavia vs Old Model | Skoda Rapid Facelift
The new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift is available in trim levels– Ambition, Style, and Style Plus. The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift carries several changes on the outside, but it remains unchanged with the mechanics. The new Octavia 2017 comes with new quad-shaped LED headlamps, LED DRLs, updated bumpers, new design alloy wheels and refreshed taillights. On the inside, the new look Octavia gets a new 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with WLAN compatibility, an ambient lighting package and two umbrellas. Like we said, the 2017 Skoda Octavia India launch will happen in July, 2017.
|Ambition 1.4 TSI MT||15.49 lakh|
|Style 1.4 TSI MT||17.49 lakh|
|Style 1.8 TSI AT||18.59 lakh|
|Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT||20.89 lakh|
|Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT||16.89 lakh|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR MT||18.95 lakh|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR AT||20.49 lakh|
|Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT TSI AT||22.89 lakh|
The Octavia is certainly not the least priced car in its segment. On the contrary, it commands a significant premium over its immediate rivals. While the Octy is sure to continue commanding a premium over rivals, prices are expected to come down owing to GST implementation. Expect the base model of the 2017 Octavia to cost roughly Rs 17 Lakh. The RS variant of the Octavia will also make it to India later this year. We are expecting it to carry a price tag of around Rs. 24 lakh.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Video
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|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|
Powering the 2017 Skoda Octavia in India will be the existing engines. Petrol engine options include 1.4-litre TSI and 1.8-litre TSI engines. The Diesel engine on offer is a 2.0-litre TDI motor. The 1.4-litre Petrol engine outputs 148 BHP and 250 Nm. The 1.8-litre engine produces 177 BHP and 250 Nm. The Diesel engine produces 141 BHP and 320 Nm. Transmission options include 6-speed automatic and manual gearboxes for the Diesel model. While the 1.4-litre Petrol gets a 6-Speed Manual, the 1.8-litre Petrol comes with a 7-speed automatic unit. The 1.8-litre Petrol model also benefits from a multi link rear suspension.
|1.4 Petrol||16.8 KMPL|
|1.8 Petrol||14.7 KMPL|
|2.0 Diesel||19.3 KMPL|
While the 1.4 Petrol model has a claimed fuel mileage of 16.8 KMPL, the 1.8 Petrol returns 14.7 KMPL. On the other hand, the 2.0 Diesel model offer 19.3 KMPL of mileage. Also See- Skoda Superb Test Drive Review
The 2017 Octavia facelift carries a handful of changes. For starters, the nose is all-new and looks much more premium. It gets twin pod headlights that boast LED fixtures. Also new is a radiator grille. There is a new front bumper on offer and new LED Daytime Running Lamps.
The side profile remains largely unchanged. However, the new design alloy wheels do infuse some freshness here. The Octavia facelift also gets a set of new taillights and a new rear bumper. While these changes aren’t comprehensive in nature, one can’t help notice that the Octy looks a lot fresher now. While we’ve always been a fan of the current Octavia’s design, we’re not sure if we like the new quad headlamp look. The upcoming Skoda Octavia RS will be based on the 2017 model.
We have always loved Octavia’s interior for its spaciousness and rich materials. The 2017 Octavia facelift gets only better in this respect. While the cabin doesn’t get a radical change, it now boasts new features and an updated dashboard. The new Octavia gets a Columbus infotainment system with a 9.2-inch touchscreen in the international markets. For India, however, it gets a new 9.0-inch infotainment that supports Apple Car Play and Andorid Auto. The new Octavia’s centre console gets capacitive-touch buttons that further improve the functionality. Other new features include an ambient lighting package, picnic tables for rear passengers, custom key settings and heated leather steering wheel.
The Octavia’s interior not only provides many features, but also offers a high practicality. The glove compartment is deep and offers a wide access point. Other than this, there are many storage space for knick-knacks. Finally, there’s a gargantuan boot space of 590-litres, which ups this car’s practicality quotient by several notches. You also get foldable picnic tables, many bottle holders and a torch.
Seen above is a review video of the current generation Octavia. The upcoming new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift is based on the car you see in the video. Hence, you can check out our video review to get a fair idea of the upcoming facelift’s engine prowess, ride quality and driving dynamics.
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