Two decades ago, the OCTAVIA marked the beginning of ŠKODA Auto’s India Journey. An Enthusiast favourite in the vRS trim, The Octavia quickly became a favourite name in the premium segment. Today Skoda Auto India launches the all-new 4th generation Octavia in India. Only two variants will be available Style and Laurin & Klement (L&K).
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – ŠKODA AUTO India, said, "When it was introduced twenty years ago, the OCTAVIA changed the dynamics of the executive sedan segment - one that continues to offer significant growth potential, catering to a burgeoning class of discerning buyers with a penchant for luxury, as well as the right value proposition. Having retained its characteristics of design, safety, technology, performance, space, and comfort, the all–new OCTAVIA is a compelling combination and will continue to drive ŠKODA AUTO's success in the Indian market."
A first for the Czech auto manufacturer in India, the fourth generation OCTAVIA features 'shift by wire' technology and an electric parking brake. A rocker switch with a minimalist design, integrated into the centre console, controls and electronically conveys the gear selection to the transmission unit. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine is at the core of the all-new ŠKODA OCTAVIA. It delivers 190 PS (140kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.81 km/l (ARAI. In terms of dimensions, the New Octavia is 4,689 mm long, 1,469 mm tall, 1,829 mm wide, and comes with a wheelbase of 2,680 mm
The New Octavia gets a 10inch infotainment display with a touch slider for volume or map, the L&K variant gets a 12 speaker audio system, including a subwoofer, and has a power output of 600 plus watts. A dual-zone air conditioning system with an air purifier is standard. The “MyŠKODA Connect” connected car solution is also with the 4th generation Octavia
Octavia has always been known for its humongous boot space and the New Octavia is no different, The electric boot in the New Octavia offers 600 litres and 1,555 litres luggage space after folding down the rear seats.
The standard safety equipment on the new fourth generation OCTAVIA Laurin & Klement includes a wide range of features such as eight airbags, iBuzz Fatigue Alert and AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System). In addition, a host of security equipment and safety support functions include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), tyre pressure monitoring system, acoustic etc among others.