The reincarnated version of Skoda’s brilliant sedan, the new Octavia was expected to be a hit way before it was launched itself. The new vehicle has shattered any remaining doubts by accruing 1,000 bookings within just 20 days of its launch.
Customers can order their new Octavia with one of 3 engine options – a 1.4 TSI petrol, a 1.8 TSI petrol and a 2.0 TDI diesel and one of 3 transmission options – either a 6 speed manual gearbox, a 6 speed automatic gearbox or a 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox. The variants are named Active, Ambition and Elegance. The first aspect anyone who climbs into the new Octavia will notice is the fantastic build quality. Every part of the car is a testament to the quality we have come to expect from the Czech car firm. The new Octavia gets features like Panoramic sun-roof, audio system with colour TFT touch-screen display, dual zone climatronic air-con, adjustable rear ac vents, 12-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, tyre pressure monitors, parking sensors and more. With respect to safety, the car gets six air-bags, ESC and ABS. The car is available in a choice of seven paint colours.
Prices for this sedan start at Rs. 13,95,000, ex-showroom, New Delhi. A week after the release, Skoda opened online bookings for the car. Interested people could pay Rs. 5,000 to book the car and then pay the remaining amount at any dealership of their choice.