500,000th third generation Octavia has rolled off production lines at MladÃ¡ Boleslav in just two years after launch, demonstrating the success this car has achieved.
Skoda has now made AWD option available in Octavia sedan, which up till now was offered only in Combi 4×4 (estate) variant.
Skoda will celebrate their 40th anniversary of RS 130 next year and to mark that, a new RS badged car is expected to launch. As the source revealed, it will be a new Octavia RS sporting 280 PS of peak power, with some design changes as well.
Skoda India has delivered 1,700 vehicles to customers in March 2014. When compared with 2,300 vehicles sold in March 2013, last month’s sales equate to 26% sales decline. In fact, Skoda has registered a sales decline here even for the first 2 months of 2014. Skoda India sold 1,600 cars in January 2014 as compared to 2,400 cars in January 2013 equating to 32.5% sales decline. In February, Skoda India sold 1,300 vehicles. When compared to 1,800 cars sold in 2013 February, this equates to 28.2% sales decline.
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.
4,000,000th Skoda Octavia rolled off the production line at the Mlada Boleslav plant today. The Å KODA Octavia has been setting standards in the compact segment since 1996 and is by far the brandâ€™s best-selling model. Octavia production is undertaken in the Czech Republic, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and from 2014 in China.
SKODAâ€™s critically acclaimed all-new Octavia has only been on sale for a few months but itâ€™s clearly going to need its own trophy cabinet. Hot on the heels of being voted â€˜Tow Car of the Yearâ€™, the Å KODA Octavia has taken class honours in the National Car Awards from WeLoveAnyCar.
Skoda Octavia radiator grille and logo on bonnet sees India vie for Unofficial Expert 2 contest, let’s drive
The radiator grille with its 19 vertical slats forms the centre of the vehicle’s front end. To give the grille added visual emphasis, the designers separated it more clearly from the headlights. Slight curves make the outer shape more dynamic. A fine strip of chrome surrounds the radiator grille – for an elegant, distinctive finish.