Skoda Auto has been busy with a multitude of products lined up for a launch this year. The list is long and diverse with products like the Creta-rivalling mid-size SUV, the Kushaq, the next-gen Skoda Rapid replacement, the new Kodiaq and the car in question, the Octavia. The Octavia was due for launch in April 2021, but the worsening effects of the pandemic had pushed the launch back. But now, we have a date of launch finally. The 2021 Skoda Octavia will see the light of day on June 10, 2021. Based on the updated MQB platform, the new Octavia will be larger in overall dimensions than the outgoing model. We already have some expectations about the Octavia and what it might come equipped with. Let us discuss these aspects in detail.
2021 Skoda Octavia – Expected Exteriors
The Octavia will feature the latest design language of the brand Skoda. The front end will feature the modern age sleek LED headlamp design as is common with the Skoda family these days, the centre will host the signature butterfly grille which might have chrome surrounds, the bumper will have. chrome strip running across the full breadth of the car along with fog lamps at either end. The side will feature the new and bold alloy wheels along with the sharp creases and chrome beltline surrounding the windows. The rear, again, will have the latest crystalline LED tail lamps design along with bold Skoda badging across the boot lid. The sporty bumpers and shark fin antenna will round off the rear end of the sedan. Overall, it will be a typical Skoda with all the modern design cues.
2021 Skoda Octavia – Expected Interiors and Features
Being a premium sedan, the Octavia is bound to come with some cool and exquisite features. The interiors of the Skoda Octavia will, as always, showcase the premium cabin along with the clever features. Although clear features are not yet revealed, we expect that the inside of the Octavia will feature the typical Digital Cockpit Instrument Cluster, a large Digital infotainment Touchscreen Display with all the modern connected features like Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Multi-purpose Steering Wheel, Navigation, Voice Commands, Electric Sunroof, Premium Quality Materials, Automatic Climate Control, Leather Upholstery, Powered Front Seats, Connected Car Tech, Wireless Smartphone Charging and a ton more features on the Safety side.
2021 Skoda Octavia – Expected Engines, Transmissions, Prices & Rivals
The 2021 Skoda Octavia will most likely come with either a 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol or a 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine option. We know that Skoda has ditched the diesel engines in our market for good. The 1.5-litre unit is good for 150 hp and 250 Nm, whereas the bigger 2.0-litre unit makes a maximum of 190 hp and 320 Nm. Both these engines will likely come mated to a 7-speed DSG (DCT) gearbox for the driving pleasure that is expected of a TSI engine. The prices of the new Skoda Octavia will likely start at Rs 18 lakh mark and might go all the way upto Rs 24 lakh, ex-showroom. The list of rivals is not long, in fact, the only other product in the segment currently is the Hyundai Elantra. The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Altis have been discontinued in our market.