Likely to be launched in the first half of 2017; the new Skoda Octavia 2017 gets subtle changes to both exterior and interior.
November 3, 2016 – New images of the 2017 Skoda Octavia have been revealed by the Czech automaker. A week ago, the carmaker released a teaser video revealing finer design details of the vehicle. The 2017 Octavia model will go on sale in global markets towards the end of this year, while its India launch will take place early next year. The new Skoda Octavia 2017 receives both exterior and interior upgrades. Mechanically, however, the sedan remains unchanged. Also Read- Skoda Rapid Facelift – All You Need To Know
For 2017, the sedan gets new quad-shaped LED headlamps and LED DRLs, revised front and rear bumper, new alloy wheels and re-profiled tail-lamps. Inside, the car offers 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
The Czech automaker has announced that it will launch 4 new products (Kodiaq, Octavia RS, Rapid Monte Carlo Edition and new Octavia) in the Indian market in 2017. We expect the sedan will arrive here early next year.
|Minimum||Rs 17 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 22 lakh|
The current model of the Octavia is available within the range of Rs 16.76 lakh – Rs 22.80 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The updated model will host a bunch of new features, and come in both petrol and diesel engine options. This will make it slightly more expensive than the current model. We expect the 2017 Octavia prices 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|
Skoda will offer the new Octavia sedan with two powertrain options – a 1.4-litre TSI petrol, 1.8-litre TSI petrol and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel. While the smaller capacity petrol motor pushes out a maximum power of 148bhp at 4,500rpm and 250Nm of torque at 1,500rpm, the 1.8L motor is good for 177bhp and 250Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel unit produces power worth 141bhp against 320Nm of torque. There will be three transmissions on offer – a 6-speed automatic, a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic unit. Also Read- Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo Coming To India
The entry-level petrol version is claimed to deliver 16.8kmpl, while the 1.8-litre TSI unit gives 14.7kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel version of the Octavia returns 19.3kmpl of mileage.
The front fascia of the sedan seems inspired from the new Superb sedan. The car will get a quad-headlamps instead of the conventional headlamp units. The sedan features signature LED daytime running lamps and LED headlamps, slightly revised bumper and the updated grille. 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 and a slightly revised rear bumper.
With several new features and slightly revised dashboard, the 2017 Skoda Octavia looks more premium than the current model. The global-spec version of the saloon comes equipped with a larger 9.2-inch touchscreen display for its “Columbus infotainment 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.