The 2021 Skoda Octavia is available in two variants – Style and Laurin & Klement and looks much sharper and bigger than the previous Octavia.
After a lot of speculations and delay owing to the second phase of COVID-19 pandemic, Skoda has launched the all-new fourth generation iteration of Octavia in India. To be made available only as a petrol-automatic model, the new 2021 Skoda Octavia can now be had in two variants – Style and Laurin & Klement, prices of which are Rs. 25.99 lakh and Rs. 28.99 lakh respectively (both prices Ex-showroom, India).
2021 Skoda Octavia Price in India
|Skoda Octavia Style||Rs. 25.99 lakh|
|Skoda Octavia Laurin & Klement||Rs. 28.99 lakh|
2021 Skoda Octavia Dimensions and Capacity
The new 2021 Skoda Octavia has been extensively designed to make it looks much sharper and bigger than the model it has replaced – the third generation Octavia. The new model measures 4689mm long, 1829mm wide and 1469mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2686mm. The sedan comes with a cavernous boot space of 600 liters, which can be expanded to 1555 liters after folding the 60:40 split rear seats.
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2021 Skoda Octavia Exterior
On the outside, the new Skoda Octavia comes with a crisper looking design, which features a slightly coupe like sloping roofline. At the front, it comes with the new family grille with chrome surrounds, bi-beam LED projectors with adaptive lighting function and LED fog lamps. On the other end, the rear profile of the new Skoda Octavia features bold ‘Skoda’ lettering in the center of the boot lid and sleeker pair of LED tail lamps. The sedan rides on 17-inch wheels (grey units in ‘Style’ and diamond cut units in ‘Laurin & Klement’).
2021 Skoda Octavia Interior and Features
For the Indian car market, the new 2021 Skoda Octavia has been bestowed with a dual tone black and beige upholstery, which gets Alcantara leather and soft touch plastics for dashboard. The sedan is equipped with a few high-tech features like 10.25-inch full TFT virtual cockpit instrument console, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, powered front seats with memory functions, hands free parking, electric boot release switch, electronic parking brake and shift-by-wire equipped gear controller.
The interior cabin of the new Skoda Octavia also gets other noteworthy features like push button start with keyless entry, wireless charger for smartphones, sun blinds for rear windows, dual zone automatic climate control, 12-speaker Canton audio system with subwoofer, ambient lighting, rear AC vents, cooled glove box and LED reading lights. However, prominent features for this segment like sunroof and ventilated seats have been given a miss. The list of safety equipment consists of eight airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, front and rear parking sensors, reverse camera, electronic stability control, adaptive front headlamps, multi-collision brake, electronic differential lock and driver fatigue alert.
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2021 Skoda Octavia Engine and Specifications
Powering the new Skoda Octavia is a 2.0-liter four cylinder turbocharged petrol engine shared with the flagship Superb. Available with a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox as standard transmission option, the engine pumps out 190 PS of maximum power and 320 Nm of torque. As of now, no petrol-manual and diesel variants are there on offer in the new Skoda Octavia. The claimed fuel efficiency of this powertrain is rated at 15.81 kmpl.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch of all new Skoda Octavia, Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda 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 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 Skoda Auto’s success in the Indian market.”
The new Skoda Octavia will carry forward the legacy of its predecessor versions in the D-segment midsize sedans, and currently has only one competitor in the form of Hyundai Elantra in this segment. After the launch of Octavia, Skoda will be expanding its lineup in India with the next big ticket launch of new Kushaq SUV, as well as bringing back the Kodiaq seven seater SUV in petrol-powered version.