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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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Skoda recently launched the Octavia Onyx - a new entry-level trim to the Octavia’s line-up - priced at Rs 19.99 lakh for the petrol-auto and Rs 21.99 lakh for the diesel-auto engine-gearbox options. This makes the Octavia Onyx around Rs 60,000 and Rs 1 lakh cheaper than the Style variants of the respective configuration.

As far as changes go, the Onyx gets new 16-inch alloys finished in gloss black, gloss-black ORVMs, black decals along the side and a gloss-black boot-mounted spoiler. On the inside, the beige-and-black dual-tone upholstery of the standard Octavia has been replaced with an all-black theme. Furthermore, the Onyx trim also features a new ‘SuperSport’ flat-bottomed steering wheel and black leather upholstery for the seats. The Skoda Octavia Onyx is available in three paint shades – Candy White, Corrida Red and an all-new Race Blue.

You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/skoda-octavia-onyx-launched-at-rs-1999-lakh-414449

 

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The next-gen Octavia has been spied and the new pics give a pretty good look at its interior. Note the new two-spoke steering wheel, floating infotainment system layout and minimalist design for the dashboard.

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Skoda's officially revealed the fourth gen Octavia! The exterior design itself has been brought into line with the new Scala and Superb. It now gets redesigned headlights with standard-fit LED tech, LED tail lights, a lower roofline and its also 19mm longer and 15mm wider than the outgoing model. Boot space is also up by 10 litres to 600 litres.

Inside, the dashboard is dominated by a free-standing touchscreen display that measures 8.25-inch or 10-inch, depending on spec, and Skoda has introduced gesture control and an advanced voice-controlled digital assistant called Laura. A redesigned 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit is available on certain trims, as is a new head-up display. The model also includes connectivity tech with a built-in eSIM. Interestingly, the Octavia uses only the latest USB-C connections. Wireless charging is also offered. Three-zone climate control makes its debut, too, as does optional acoustic window glass. Further tech includes an enlarged suite of driver assistance features, such as an enhanced predictive cruise control and predictive pedestrian and cyclist protection, though how many of the features make it to the India car remains to be seen. 

You can head here for more info: https://www.autocarindia.com/car-news/2020-skoda-octavia-unveiled-414870

 

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