For 2017, the new Skoda Octavia facelift receives subtle changes to both exterior and interior.
New Skoda Octavia 2017 might hit the Indian shores in June 2017, claims a report. The Czech automaker released a teaser video of the sedan, followed by a set of official images in October last year. For 2017, the Octavia will see both exterior and interior upgrades. Mechanically, however, the sedan remains unchanged. Similar to the current model, the facelifted model will be assembled locally at the carmaker’s Aurangabad-based plant in Maharashtra.
Major exterior updates on the new Skoda Octavia 2017 include new quad-shaped LED headlamps wih LED DRLs, revised front and rear bumper, new alloy wheels and re-profiled tail-lamps. Inside, the car gets a new 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting package, foldable picnic tables, heated steering wheel and a removable torch in the boot. Read More – Skoda Kodiaq SUV Launch, Specs & Price
Previous year, the Czech automaker announced 4 new products for the Indian market including Kodiaq, Octavia RS, Rapid Monte Carlo Edition and new Octavia. A latest report claims that the Octavia’s new model will be rolled out in June 2017. One must note that there is no official word about the launch timeline of the vehicle.
|Minimum||Rs 17 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 22 lakh|
Currently, the saloon comes within the price range of Rs 16.76 lakh – Rs 22.80 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Since the facelifted model will brim with lots of new features along with subtle cosmetic updates, we expect it to be slightly more expensive than the current model. The 2017 Octavia prices in India are likely to fall between Rs 17 lakh (for base variant) – Rs 23 lakh (for top-end model). Read More – Skoda Fabia SUV In The Works
|Engine||1.4L TSI & 1.8L TSI||2.0L TDI|
|Power||148bhp & 177bhp||141bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed AT & 6-speed MT||7-speed AT|
For new Octavia facelift, things under the skin will remain unchanged. That means, the saloon will continue to carry three same engines – a 1.4-litre TSI petrol, 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel. While the smaller capacity petrol motor delivers a top power of 148bhp at 4,500rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1,500rpm, the 1.8L motor churns out 177bhp and 250Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel mill makes power worth 141bhp and 320Nm of torque. For performing transmission duties, there will be a 6-speed automatic, a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Also Read- Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Coming To India
Currently, the base petrol version delivers a claimed mileage of 16.8kmpl, while the 1.8-litre TSI unit gives 14.7kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel version of the Octavia offers fuel economy of 19.3kmpl.
The comprehensive design updates have been made on the front fascia of the car. Now, it has been styled aggressively with slightly revised front grille, redesigned bumper with wide intake and new fog lamps. Though, the major change comes in the form of LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. Save for the new alloy wheels, the side profile of the sedan looks largely identical to the current model. Towards the rear, the updated Octavia gets re-profiled tail-lamps with LED elements and a slightly revised rear bumper. Also Read- Skoda Rapid Facelift – All You Need To Know
With several new features and slightly revised dashboard, the 2017 Skoda Octavia looks more up-market than the current model. The global-spec version of the saloon comes equipped with a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen display with “Columbus navigation system”, while the India-spec model might come with a “Bolero” infotainment system.
The centre console features new capacitive-touch buttons, which further enhances its functionality. Other key features include ambient lighting package, foldable picnic tables (mounted at the back of the front seats), heated steering wheel, bottle holders, customizable key settings and a removable torch in the boot.
With subtle design updates, the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift will look quite refreshing and premium than before. The cabin, too, will be revised with a bunch of new features.