Skoda Octavia Facelift 2017 Review

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Skoda Octavia debuted in 1996, this brand sells more than 5 million units in India. Skoda Octavia starts from 15.49 lakh, spread across three trim levels like Ambition, Style Plus. It looks similar to old model even though it has new pair of alloys wheels marks a difference a new 8.0-inch touch screen with infotainment system. It has a dual-zone climate control

Some of the features like dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, power adjustable wing mirrors, includes height adjustable driver seat and keyless which enters remote operation for windows. It includes newly style alloy wheels, hands-free parking, programmable LED ambient lighting and 12-way power adjustable driver seat with a memory function.

Mileage

There is no change in the engines part, the petrol variants with1.4-litre engine delivers a notable mileage of 16.8Kmpl opposed with 1.8 -litre TSI trims and with a less mileage of 14.7Kmpl. On the other hand, 2.0 litre diesel powered Octavia offers 19.3 Kmpl of fuel economy.

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Specifications:

  • Engine in petrol is 1.4L TSI and 1.8L TSI in Diesel 2.0L TDI
  • Power 148bhp and 177bhp in petrol and in diesel 141 bhp
  • Torque is 250 Nm in petrol engine and in diesel, it is 320 Nm
  • Transmission is 6-speed AT and 6-speed MT in petrol and in diesel 7-speed AT

It comes with three engines, two petrol, and one diesel. Petrol model derives its power from 1.4 litre TSI unit which makes a power of 148bhp at 4,500rpm.

Skoda Octavia diesel comes with 2.0-litre which carried out from Volkswagen Tiguan, it develops maximum power with an output of 141bhp.

Exterior

Front Profile

Front saloon looks more refreshing than the side and rear profiles. Saloon gives a new set of LED headlamps and design elements are wide and angular glossy black grille and wider chrome.

Side Profile

It has new alloy wheels, it is identical to previous model with an updated version which drains the old 16-inch alloys and has 17-inch alloy wheels. The car also receives electrically adjustable ORVMs with Integrated blinkers.

Rear Profile

It remains largely unchanged save for the new tail lamps with LED elements and slightly changed bumper.

Dimensions

Skoda Octavia facelift continues which measures 4,659mm in length and 1,814mm of height. The sedan sits on 2,578 mm wheelbase which translates into a large cabin; ground clearance of the sedan remains intact at 155mm.

Seating

Sitting on long wheel’s base and cabin is spacious which can accommodate five adults easily, you can easily put legs in front of seat. Leather seat covering looks upmarket and adds more comfort to the interior.

Practicality

Skoda Octavia facelift comes with practical storage points. Saloon has a cargo volume of 590-liters which offers enough room for 4-5 luggage units

Music System

Skoda Octavia gets 9.2 -inch touchscreen display with ‘Columbus navigation system’, Infotainment system with 9.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link connectivity. Car gets connectivity for smartphone integration

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Features

It is armed with connectivity, comfort and safety bits. It has some new features for infotainment system, ambient lights with 10 adjustable colors; hands-free parking system, rearview camera, standard dual front and front side airbags, ABS, EBD, and ESC. It comes with capacitive touch buttons.

Boost Space

It offers legroom, Knee room and headroom space for both front and rear occupants. Sedan gets large 590 litres of boot space, which carry 5 suitcases. Seats folded the boot space and can expand to 1,580 litres.

Safety and Braking

Safety brigade line-up comprises standard ABS with EBD, ESC, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags and front side-airbags. Features such as tyre pressure monitoring system, hands-free parking, driver fatigue alert system, rear side airbags and curtain airbags are reserved for the top-spec style plus trim.

Price and launching date

Skoda has confirmed to launch new Skoda Octavia in India on 13 July. New Octavia is a facelift of third-generation model that was launched in 2013. The new 2017 Skoda Octavia is expected to start at around Rs. 17 lakhs.

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