2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Launch date in India
Skoda is expected to launch the new Octavia in the Indian market sometime by the latter half of 2017. The same will happen after the vehicle has been officially launched first in the European and other international markets.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Expected Price
Currently, the Skoda Octavia is sold in India at a base price of INR 15.64 lakh while the top of the line variant retails at INR 22.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). When the 2017 Octavia is launched in India, we expect its prices to fall in the same price bracket as that of the current generation model.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Engine Specifications
The engine line-up of the 2017 Skoda Octavia is to remain the same as before. The petrol derivative will be made available with two engines – a 1.4-litre TSi engine and a 1.6-litre TSi engine. The former is good for 148Bhp while the latter can churn out 177Bhp. Both the engines are capable producing 250Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative is to get the 2.0-litre oil burner. This motor has the power generation capabilities 141 Bhp and 320Nm of peak torque. The transmissions options are to include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed automatic unit. Read Also: New Skoda Octavia facelift revealed: India launch likely in 2017
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Mileage
The petrol 1.4-litre engine promises a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.8kmpl while the 1.6-litre TSi motor is good for 14.7kmpl. The 2.0-litre oil-burner is good for 19.3kmpl.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Images
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Exterior: Front
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Exterior: Rear
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Interiors
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the new Skoda Octavia is expected to carry same dimensions which stand at 4659mm of length, 1814mm of height and 1476mm of width along with the wheelbase and ground clearance of 2688mm and 155mm respectively.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Exterior Design
The new Octavia retains the basic silhouette of the model of this sedan which is currently on sale in India. Major changes which have been done can be seen on the front of the vehicle. The 2017 Octavia now comes with quad headlamps, slightly revamped front grille and minutely restyled front bumper. The side profile of the new Octavia retains the Czech automaker’s sharp lines and creases. Towards the back, we can see revised tail-lamps and a modified bumper. Comparing the design of the facelift model with that of the current generation model, we can say that the Octavia now becomes a bit more mature and elegant.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Interior Design and features
As far as the aesthetic characteristics of the car are concerned, the new Octavia’s cabin remains identical to the current spec model. It continues to come with a chunky steering wheel, sharp dashboard layout, premium leather upholstery, smart and bold instrument cluster, neatly laid out instrument cluster and much more. facelift version of the sedan is expected to carry an updated 9.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphones. Moreover, the automaker will also be enhancing the richness of the cabin by employing more use of soft-touch plastics.
2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift: Competition
When launched, the new Skoda Octavia will continue to compete against the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta and Chevrolet Cruze.