The 2021 Skoda Octavia for India will be launched in April and deliveries to start soon after that. Brand Director of Skoda Auto India, Zack Hollis recently confirmed this on his Twitter handle. Keep reading to know more about the new Octavia.
- 2021 Skoda Octavia will be both longer and wider than the previous model
- No diesel engines on offer and come with 2.0L 190HP TSI petrol engine
- To rival against the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra
- To be priced in Rs 18-24 Lakh bracket
2021 Skoda Octavia Design
The fourth-gen Octavia was globally unveiled in 2019 and is based VW Group’s trusted MQB platform. In terms of dimension, the new Octavia is 19mm longer and 15mm wider than the outgoing model. In terms of styling, at the front the headlights are new and gone are the outgoing model’s quad-headlight setup and it more like the larger Skoda Superb
Coming to the interior the cabin layout is all-new, the dashboard features new layered design with large digital screens. The two-spoke steering wheel with knurled scroll wheels for the various function will also make an appearance. The interior will also feature a two-tone colour scheme with beige on black colours to give it a more premium feel and an airy experience to the occupants.
2021 Skoda Octavia Features
In terms of equipment list, the Octavia sold internationally features a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit styled digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, a three-zone automatic climate control, Skoda’s connected car technology, digital assistant (‘Laura’) and wireless charging to name a few. All these features are expected to be featured on India bound Octavia too.
2021 Skoda Octavia Powertrain Details
The 2021 Skoda Octavia will be powered only and a single petrol engine option and no diesel will be offered. The engine will be 2.0L TSI turbo-petrol engine making 190HP and will be mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Unlike the outgoing model which also had an option for 2.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel motor making 145Hp, the new Octavia will be a petrol-only model. The Decision has been by the Company with the transition to BS6 emission norms and only petrol engines will be offered in all its line-up in the coming future.
2021 Skoda Octavia expected price and Rivals
Earlier the 4th-gen Octavia was scheduled to launch in India by 2020 but with the pandemic, the launch was delayed to 2021. The all-new 4th-gen Skoda Octavia is expected to be priced in the Rs 18-24 lakh (ex-showroom) range. Coming to rivals in India, the new Skoda Sedan will compete against the likes on only Hyundai Elantra as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are being discontinued from the India Market.
Skoda India Plan for Indian Market
The Czech carmaker will launch various products in 2021 in India Market. They recently revealed the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos rival, Skoda Kushaq compact SUV which is scheduled to launch in June 2021. The Skoda is also working on the launch of its Flagship SUV the Kodiaq in petrol variant. By the end of 2021 the will also bring in a new version of the Rapid Sedan.
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