2017 Skoda Octavia launched in India

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The new Skoda Octavia starts at Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India)
  • The car looks fresh from both inside and outside
  • The car is available in three trims – Ambition, Style and Style Plus

NEW DELHI: Skoda on Thursday launched the 2017 Octavia starting at Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The new model is essentially a facelift but also has a number of new features including adaptive headlamp and hands-free parking.

The new Octavia+ will be available in three trim options — Ambition, Style and Style Plus — and four colour choices – Grey, Silver, White and Black.

The car is based on the same platform that was used for the outgoing model. However, the noticeable changes in the design include an all-new front fascia. The new model also gets sleeker split-grille along with Quadra LED headlamp setup.The new 8-inch touch screen display and eight speakers

The new 8-inch touchscreen display and eight speakers have also been incorporated while the SmartLink package includes MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Moreover, the BossConnect through SKODA Media Command App integrated into the Amundsen navigation system will allow occupants to control functions from the rear seat as well.

Skoda says that the updated Octavia has been fitted with a host of safety features which include Hands-free Parking, AFS (Adaptive Front Light System), Cornering Fog Lamps, eight airbags (dual airbags in the front and sides comes as standard), iBuzz Fatigue Alert and tyre pressure monitoring.

The car is offered in 1.4L TSI petrol, 1.8L TSI petrol and a 2.0L turbo diesel motor options. The 150PS, 1.4 petrol comes mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox while the 180PS, 1.8 petrol gets a 7-speed DSG transmission. The 143PS, 320Nm diesel engine comes with the option to choose from a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Source: Times Of India

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