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Pics: New Skoda Octavia testing in India EDIT: Now unveiled

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As always, a very clean neat styling and solidly built Skoda.

If they are going to continue selling the current Laura alongwith the new Octavia, then pricing would be interesting. The Laura sells at around 14.60 to 19.27 lacs ex showroom Delhi. If they go overboard and price the new Octavia variants way above then there will be struggle for the Car. The general perception of the skoda after sales would also not be helpful.

I wonder how many cars they plan to sell..May be 300 (Laura + new Octavia) per month.

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Things that I have noticed.

The 2013 Octavia that was unveiled didn't have the TDI badging as to the one found in the test cars which had.

The test car had a different steering wheel.

Is it a confirmed news that the 2013 skoda Octavia diesel will only have the torsion beam rear suspension setup ?

Finally the car looks to be a better deal at 20 Lac .

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So finally Skoda brought back the trusted Octavia brand name which made it successful in India.

Its beautiful.

Just a thought. If VW offered such level of equipment in Jetta it would have been a run away success. If you notice, VW has beaten skoda hands down under 10 lakh budget cars, and over that skoda is bashing VW!

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Yes its sad. With the access to technology VW has, their cars should be loaded with features. When they decide to do it though, they over price it, like in the case of new Passat. VW must understand they need to stay off Audi's territory if they wish to keep the sales ticking.

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Reviving this thread... Skoda's set to reveal the next-gen Octavia later this year and according to a report by Autocar India, Zac Hollis, Skoda Auto India's sales, service and marketing head has confirmed that it will will go on sale in India within 2020 – just months after it's made available in European markets.

Came across this render showing what it could look like:

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The next-gen Skoda Octavia will sit on an updated version of the VW Group’s MQB platform and will be slightly larger than the outgoing car. As before, notchback and estate body styles will be on offer. However, spy pics suggest that the notchback’s design will be more conventional sedan-like, even though the large rear hatch opening will be retained. 

You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/next-gen-skoda-octavia-india-to-launch-by-end-2020-412890 

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The new Skoda Octavia notchback has been spied for the first time with no camouflage on. The images show the car from the rear as well as showcase a small portion of the front end. Skoda is expected to unveil the car at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show that will be held in September this year. What do you guys think of the new Skoda Octavia notchback?

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