Skoda Octavia

Overview of the car

Sedan

Manual

Petrol

13 Mileage

50 Litres

4 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years / Unlimited kms

Performance Metrics
144

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
8.84

seconds

0-100 kph
10.4

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1395 cc
Max Power
147 bhp
Torque
25.4 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2688 mm
Ground Clearance
155 mm
Bootspace
590 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.4 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Suspension
Rear Suspension
Compound Link Crank Axle
Steering Type
ElectroMechanic Power Steering
Tyres
Front: 205/55 R16
Rear: 205/55 R16
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Disc
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The suspension isn't stiff like that of a sportscar, but the Octavia still offers high levels of grip and poise when pushed down a flowing road. Following customer feedback, the suspension has also been softened slightly in this facelift for improved comfort but will still delight the driver and offer excellent high-speed stability

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The Octavia continues with a list of great engines, particularly the 1.8 TSI. While an updated list of equipment in this facelift has done well to increase the car's appeal, it continues to remain the premium option in its segment

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Strong Engines, Comfort, Ride and Handling, Loaded with Kit

What you won’t like?

Interiors don't Feel Very Solid, Sales and Service Network

TorqueX Says

Latest Octavia Sets a New Benchmark in The Executive Car Segment

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Skoda Octavia Review, Road Test

Skoda Octavia

It's been nearly four years since the current-generation Skoda Octavia made its debut in India. In that time, the car has sold largely without any changes and this is the first big update for our market. For 2017, Skoda offers sharper styling, an updated cabin and minimal mechanical changes from the 2013 model.

At first glance, the Octavia's new quad headlamp design catches the eye immediately. It might look a bit strange in pictures, but in person, the effect is rather cohesive and makes what used to be a very safe design now stand out. The smaller lamps merge neatly with the lines of the butterfly grille while the larger, outer lamps are reminiscent of the old Octavia's, but shorter. You now get adaptive, full-LED lighting with an auto high-beam function on the top two models. Complementing the new face is a reworked bonnet with subtly stronger character lines. The front bumper gets a minor revision and sports a smart chrome strip that connects the new LED fog lamps on either side, which also provide a cornering light function. The side profile retains the smart, fuss-free design of the original car, the only difference being the new 16-inch alloy wheel design. Larger wheels would have filled out the arches nicely, but at the cost of ride comfort. Like the side, the rear section is highly similar, but sports mildly revised LED tail-lamps and an ever so slightly different bumper. Blink, and you'll miss both.

Just as the new split-headlamps headline the exterior changes, the cabin is highlighted by one very noticeable improvement – a new infotainment screen. The inclusion of the new, 8.0-inch touchscreen display bumps up the premium feel in the cabin. The physical buttons on the old 6.0-inch display have been replaced by touch buttons which further increase the perception of the screen size. The high-resolution display offers good touch response, as well as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink compatibility. For those who prefer an analogue input, twin scrolling knobs below the display allow control over the touchscreen. The layout of the dual-zone climate control system is familiar and the entire section gets a new, glossy black trim that matches the large display while providing a nice contrast to the beige cabin. Other new bits include a sleeker steering wheel and a refreshed instrument cluster. The Octavia now gets a parking assist function that can be activated via a button ahead of the gear selector. The top variant also gets colour-programmable ambient cabin lighting.

Skoda continues to offer the choice of three engines and three gearboxes, all in the same state of tune. The stalwart 2.0-litre diesel produces 143hp and 320Nm of torque and can be had with a choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG. Petrol buyers can choose between the 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI. The smaller engine produces 150hp and 250Nm and comes with a six-speed manual only. Those interested in more powerful 1.8 TSI can only enjoy its 180hp, 250Nm punch solely via a seven-speed DSG. We spent our time with the 1.8-litre petrol and, as expected, it shone with great smoothness, a strong mid-range and a hard-hitting top end. Mated to the quick 7-speed gearbox, this is easily the driver's choice in the segment.

Part of the reason why the 1.8 TSI is so nice to drive is that it continues to be the only Octavia with multi-link independent rear suspension. The suspension isn't stiff like that of a sportscar, but the Octavia still offers high levels of grip and poise when pushed down a flowing road. The smaller 1.4 petrol and the diesel both make do with a simpler torsion beam rear. While certainly not sub-par, this setup lacks the multi-link unit's level of control and is quite a bit noisier as well, something that can confuse you into thinking the ride is worse than it actually is. For this update, Skoda has increased rear track by 20mm for the torsion beam setup and 30mm for the independent suspension. Following customer feedback, the suspension has also been softened slightly for improved comfort. Nevertheless, all three cars will delight the driver and they all offer excellent high-speed stability.

The new Octavia will go on sale within a month's time and prices will depend on the implementation of GST. There is a chance that prices could drop by up to Rs 1 lakh, or more. With that in consideration, the Octavia could start around Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base 1.4 TSI Ambition trim, with the top 2.0 TDI Style Plus priced at Rs 22-23 lakh. At these prices, the Skoda Octavia will remain the premium option in its segment, but this update does well to increase the car's appeal too.

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (4)

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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