ŠKODA AUTO India has introduced the OCTAVIA facelift in the Indian market.
The car has undergone a comprehensive update to sport a new sleek and emotive crystalline design. The new facelift gets sheet metal changes and many features which justifies the car to be called a facelift.
The Octavia facelift has been introduced at a starting price of Rs. 15.49 lakhs. The company also announced the ex-showroom price is same across the country (One country one price).
The facelift is avaialble in 3 trims – Ambition, Style and Style Plus.
Whats new on the Octavia facelift
The Octavia facelift has undergone considerable changes on the front in line with brand’s new design language; chiseled hood, butterfly grille with a distinctive all LED lighting unit.
The striking new feature is the full Quadra LED headlights come with CrystalGlo LED Daytime Running Lights. On the rear the car gets LED lights, redesigned rear bumper with its subtle contours..
The sedan will now be available in four elegant colour options – Quartz Grey, Brilliant Silver, Candy White and Magic Black.
In terms of interiors there are no changes and continues with Ivory color upholstery, dual tone beige and black dashboard and chrome trims on centre console and steering wheel. The interiors give a premium feel with high quality fit and finish.
The facelift continues to be powered by the same engine options – 2 petrol & 1 diesel.
The 1.4 TSI achieves a power output of 110 kW (150 PS), a maximum torque of 250 Nm (at 1,500 to 3,500 rpm). Available with a 6-speed, manual transmission the engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 16.7 kmpl.
The powerful 1.8 TSI sits at the top of the petrol engine range with a power output of 132 kW (180 PS) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm (between 1,250 and 5,000 rpm). The car comes with 7-speed automatic transmission consuming 15.1 kmpl.
The turbocharged 2.0 TDI develops 105 kW (143 PS) and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and a 6-speed DSG transmission. The engine has max torque of 320 Nm with a fuel efficiency of 21 kmpl.
As part of the model upgrade, the rear track has been widened by 20 and 30 mm respectively.
Comfort & Convenience
The Octavia facelift is equipped with a long list of Comfort & Convenience features such as Panoramic sunroof, 12 way electric adjust driver seat, driver seat with 3 memory settings, KESSY, two USB charging ports in the rear, waste bin for the door trim, a tablet holder on the backs of front seats and cruise control.
In terms of technology the car now comes with a new 8 inch colour touch screen display and eight speakers available with the Amundsen infotainment unit part of a new generation infotainment system developed by ŠKODA.
The capacitive touchscreens react to the lightest touch. The sedan also gets SmartLink technology (ŠKODA Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) which mirrors the smartphone.
New BossConnect connectivity solutions through ŠKODA Media Command App integrated into the Amundsen navigation system will help occupants control functions like Radio, Playing Music from an external data storage (SD card or USB), Volume control, and Navigation can be operated from the rear seat. In addition SD Card Reader, USB, AUX-IN, Apple Devices Connectivity comes standard across all variants.
The car gets a new safety feature – Hands free Parking which makes parking in tight spots much easier during both parallel and perpendicular parking. The car will continue to offer AFS (Adaptive Front light System), Cornering Fog Lamps, Dual airbags in the front and sides.
The Style plus trim gets an additional set of side and curtain airbags in front and rear too. Additional safety features include Safety Seat Belt Signal (audio) driver and passenger and iBuzz Fatigue Alert.Tyre pressure monitoring is also available.
Storage & Space
The car continues to offer loads of storage space with 590 Liters of boot space and 1580 Liters of luggage space with rear seatback folded down (60:40). Storage space in the Octavia include Rear seat center armrest and adjustable cup holders, Storage compartment under the front passenger seat, Front glove box with cooling and illumination, bottle holders with total capacity of 8 bottles, removable rear parcel shelf with space saving transport position.
Octavia facelift prices
|Petrol||Customer Price (INR All India)|
|Ambition 1.4 TSI MT||1,549,405|
|Style 1.4 TSI MT||1,749,605|
|Style 1.8 TSI AT||1,859,429|
|Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT||2,089,900|
|Diesel||Customer Price (INR All India)|
|Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT||1,689,974|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR MT||1,895,608|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR AT||2,049,619|
|Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT||2,289,573|
ŠKODA has sold 6 million Octavia models globally and hopes the facelift will help to increase sales in the Indian market.