Skoda Auto should launch the new generation Octavia in India this month. There has been speculation about the launch of the Octavia for some time. Now, Zac Hollis, Director of Skoda Auto India, announced on Twitter that they have postponed the launch of the Octavia as the number of COVID-19 cases our country is facing has increased. This is a good decision by Skoda as the spread of COVID-19 in India is steadily increasing.
“Sometimes it’s important to take a break and come back stronger. We at ŠKODA AUTO have postponed the introduction of the brand new Octavia until the current situation improves. We will keep you updated on the launch developments. Stay safe and let’s do our part to fight this virus. ” pic.twitter.com/88jVHwiRkz
– Zac Hollis (@Zac_Hollis_) April 22, 2021
Zack wrote on Twitter: “Sometimes it’s important to take a break and come back stronger. At Skoda Auto, we have postponed the launch of the brand new Octavia until the current situation improves. We will keep you updated on the launch developments. Stay safe and let’s do our part to fight this virus. “Therefore there is currently no new date for the launch of the Octavia. However, production of the Octavia has already started and some of them have even reached dealerships. The new model has already been discovered and you can read more about it by clicking here.
Skoda Auto has redesigned the Octavia for the new generation. It no longer comes with a split headlight. It now comes with a quad LED projector with two L-shaped LED daytime running lights. There’s a sleek bumper with a chrome strip that also surrounds the LED fog lights. Skoda’s butterfly grille, which is surrounded by chrome and a long bonnet, gives the Octavia a very elegant front posture.
To the side are new, turbine-inspired alloy wheels, a chrome belt for the windows, and simple character lines. The Octavia’s entire side profile looks nifty. Then we come to the rear where there are L-shaped LED taillights and a square tailgate. The rear appears to be inspired by the superb sedan that sits above Octavia.
The interior of the sedan is also being redesigned. It now comes with a two-spoke steering wheel that looks pretty unique. The dashboard design is neater and doesn’t look cluttered. There’s a digital instrument cluster and a new touchscreen infotainment system that’s bigger and has more features. Multi-zone climate control, a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, a wireless charger, an electric sunroof, ambient lighting, electric adjustment of the seats and much more are offered.
The new Octavia is based on the MWB EVO platform. It is 19 mm longer and 15 mm wider than the previous generation. However, the Octavia’s wheelbase is still 2,686 mm. So there would be enough legroom for the rear seat occupants.
Skoda will not offer the previously used 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine. Instead, it comes with a 2.0-liter TSI petrol engine that produces a maximum output of 190 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm. It is offered with a 7-speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission as standard. As a reference, the diesel engine produced 140 hp. So the new engine is more powerful. The Octavia is expected to be priced at Rs. 20 lakhs ex showroom on each start.