It’s raining anniversary editions as the festive season approaches. The latest in line is the Skoda Octavia Anniversary Edition which, unsurprisingly, offers additional features for a limited period. The limited edition entry D-segment sedan has a starting price of INR 15.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The main highlights of the Octavia Anniversary Edition are SmartLink Connectivity for the infotainment system, rear curtain airbags (8 airbags in total) and paddle shifters. The SmartLink Connectivity incorporates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone synchronization. Other noteworthy features include reverse parking camera, and keyless entry with push button start. Standard features include electrically adjustable driver seat and dual zone climate control.
The Octavia Anniversary Edition is available only with the 1.8-litre TSI petrol and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines. The former develops 180 PS and 250 Nm of torque, and employs a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The latter has 143 PS and 320 Nm of torque in store and is available either with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission. The DSG gearboxes’ sporty credentials are augmented by the paddle shifters in the limited edition variants.
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By adding useful additional features, Skoda India has made Octavia Anniversary Edition a more comprehensive package. Based on the response for this limited edition model, the automaker may choose to retain some of the features on regular variants as well.