SKODA Auto India unveiled the all-new OCTAVIA at an attractive ex-showroom price of Rs. 25.99 lacs nationwide under the ‘One Nation One Price’ philosophy. The OCTAVIA marked the beginning of SKODA Auto’s model offensive campaign for India two decades ago. The fourth-generation pushes the yardstick further with its classic design, beautiful interiors, category-leading security, and intelligent connectivity attributes.
Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director SKODA Auto India, stated that the OCTAVIA altered the dynamics of the executive sedan segment catering to a burgeoning class of discerning buyers having a penchant for a luxury addition to the ideal value proposition.
OCTAVIA is persuasively built with retained its design, safety, technology, performance, space, and comfort. As a result, it will continue to drive SKODA AUTO’s success in the Indian market.
The OCTAVIA has been fully redeveloped. It boasts of an all-new, light layout that currently demonstrates a more manly and robust character. In addition, everybody panel of this new generation OCTAVIA is new. The all-new body design not just sharpens the all-new SKODA OCTAVIA’s visual appearance but also empowers excellent aerodynamics.
The all-new OCTAVIA is 4,689 mm long, 1,469 mm tall, 1,829 mm broad, and includes a wheelbase of 2,680 mm. The OCTAVIA’s front section is a classic robust grill, with its striking chrome frame that catches all of the attention. Following on from the grill are razor-sharp, thinner, new headlights featuring Bi-LED technology, and daytime running lights (standard), that can be a visual pleasure. In addition, the all-new SKODA OCTAVIA is offered in five color schemes: Lava Blue, Candy White, Magic Black, Brilliant Silver, and Maple Brown, together with the previous two exclusively available in the Laurin & Klement.
New design improves the ergonomics and appearance
The interior comes with a perfect balance of design, performance, comfort, and distance. The OCTAVIA gets superior beige suede leather upholstery, gracefully matched by chrome highlights. The multi-level dash was remodeled and is currently characterized by an elegant end. The two-spoke multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift and black leather gives the automobile a vibrant and authentic look using its own solid identity.
Passengers can pick from various colors of colors, known as the ‘mood tiles’, or personalize a color, just to their liking, on a bar. An individual can also assign a different color palette to the dash and footwell. The new light system also aids in security and turns red once the front doors open.
The fourth generation OCTAVIA, features ‘shift by wire’ engineering and an electric parking brake. A rocker switch having a minimalist design, integrated into the center console controllers and electronically conveys the gear selection into the transmission device. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine is at the core of the all-new SKODA OCTAVIA. It delivers 190 PS (140kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320Nm when providing fuel efficiency figures of 15.81 km/l (ARAI)
The new SKODA OCTAVIA hosts many of the most technically innovative and intelligent connectivity characteristics that incorporate a sensible twist to elegance. The digital instrument panel offers a complete summary that may exhibit onboard computer specifications together with other info. The brand new 25.4 cm screen infotainment system using a sophisticated touch slider adjusts the quantity along with the map. Smartphones may be paired into the infotainment system, offering access to infotainment programs.
The top Canton Sound system on the OCTAVIA includes 12 speakers, such as a subwoofer, with a power output of 600 plus watts. Both Zone Climatronic AC system, together with Air Care work, empowers different temperatures to be placed for the front passengers. There are storage pockets and cargo space fitted with Velcro to prevent unnecessary movement of luggage.
The SKODA OCTAVIA provides 600 litres and 1,555 litres bag space after folding down the back seats. The electrically controlled 5th door opens and shuts in the mere touch of this button in the remote controller. The door has a Virtual Pedal allowing contact-free access. The ‘Simply Intelligent’ attributes are characterized by attention to detail and are as innovative as instinctive.
The OCTAVIA includes a classy, gesture-operated LED reading light device, smartphone pockets on the front seat-backs, a storage compartment at the front doors. More features include simple open-cup holders, plus a set of USB-C Ports from the dashboard and Centre Console, a USB-C interface supporting the IRVM, innovative freight components, hooks, internet restraints for your bag compartments, roller sunlight blinds, etc.
Another “Simply Clever” attribute for the all-new OCTAVIA involves a funnel integrated into the lid of this windscreen washer tank. In addition, the windscreens now have water ducts, which allow rainwater to drain optimally.
Safety and Security is a top priority
The standard safety gear on the new fourth-generation OCTAVIA Laurin & Klement includes a vast array of attributes, including eight airbags, iBuzz Fatigue Alert, and AFS (Flexible Front-lighting System). Additionally, a plethora of security equipment and security support functions comprise ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), tyre pressure monitoring system, acoustic, etc. among others. There are eight airbags that spring to action in the event the driver can’t affect the circumstance.
“MySKODA Connect” an intelligent solution that offers a secure, handy, and intelligent driving experience to remain connected with your vehicle and your loved ones. MySKODA Link has inbuilt technology that assists you in a crisis with attributes like Road Side support and SOS. Additionally, it can help keep the car secure from the operator’s absence with details like Geo-fencing, Time fencing, etc. MySKODA Connect also has Driving Behaviour and Trip Analysis and even more functions needed for daily use.