New 2021 Skoda Octavia launching this month
Skoda India has started production of the new Octavia in India . This is the all new fourth generation Octavia and its India launch will take place later this month. Production has started at its facility in Shendra, Aurangabad. The new Octavia is much more luxurious and is closer to the Superb now in terms of technology, luxury and design. The new Octavia is based on the new MQB platform and is 19mm longer and 15mm wider than the earlier generation Octavia. The styling is new as well with a bigger grille and wider headlamps. It is less square like in design unlike the previous Octavia. On the inside the interior is all new and looks classy with a minimalistic design language. It has the new Skoda two spoke steering while it will get digital controls and a massive touch screen in the middle. It will have premium features like ambient lighting, connected car technology and a three zone climate control plus sunroof. It will have a voice assistant and wireless charging too. It will have more space too.
The 2021 Octavia will not have any diesel engine and will come with a 190hp 2.0 TSI petrol. Standard would be a manual and it will also have a dual clutch automatic gearbox. For the first time the Skoda Octavia will not have any diesel option in India and that is a big change however it is in-line with the VW group decision to abandon diesel and focus on turbo petrols. Price would be around 19 lakh and will go well beyond 22 lakh for the top-end version. It will rival the Elantra. Skoda will also launch the new Kushaq around the festive season and that would be its volume player in the competitive midsize compact SUV segment.
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