The new Skoda Octavia sedan will be launch in India on 3rd October 2013. Unveiled officially in August, 2013 Octavia sedan is slated to come into the country with three engine variants (two petrol and one diesel) while expected price is in the range of INR 14.5 to 19 lakhs.
Skoda is about to introduce the all new Octavia in India. Before the official launch, Skoda India invited Rushlane for the media drive of new Octavia. The pre-decided route to test drive 2013 Octavia was one of the most scenic in India, Parwanoo – Chail – Shimla and back. At first, it was not clear why select such a route, as for a car of Octavia’s stature, this is one difficult stretch. But once we were inside the car and behind the wheels, no route seemed difficult.
Available in 6 colours and 3 trims, Active, Ambition and Elegance with 16-inch alloy wheels, 6 airbags, SKODA Audio Player, Automatic Front Wiper and Lighting System, Tyre Pressure Monitor, and Electronic Stability Control.
India bound 2013 Skoda Octavia will be minus its Active Hood, the pedestrian friendly pop-up hood. Skoda will not be offering it as an option as they have discontinued it completely since May 2013. All 2013 Octavia will now feature standard hood. Active or standard, the car will still retain its 5 star Euro NCAP rating even though protection will be lowered.
In readiness for the imminent festive season in India, the 2013 Skoda Octavia will be launched in the coming months. Details of the upcoming third generation Octavia for India were revealed, which is expected to make its way into markets by October at an estimated price of INR 14 – 18.50 lakhs.
Skoda has launched their new 2013 Octavia in Italy where its base model, 1.2 liter TSI engine, is priced at €18,610 (INR 13.22 lakhs). 2013 Octavia Elegance DSG diesel topend is priced at €26,650 (INR 19 lakhs).
New Skoda Octavia, both petrol and diesel variants will go on sale from 16th March 2013. Prices of the petrol model will start from £15,990 (Rs 13.95 lakhs) while that of its diesel counterpart will commence from £18,040 (Rs 15.74 lakhs) in the UK.