The new Skoda Octavia, slated to be launched on 3rd October has reached the Skoda dealerships here in Delhi days before launch. Dealerships here in Delhi are excited about the Octavia launch and have noticed greater footfall and enquiries than before. Its important to note here that the Octavia belongs to a segment that has seen a considerable drop in takers in India, to the extent that Honda has pulled its Civic out from the segment and isn’t even planning a replacement of the same.
The new Octavia will come with three engine options; a 1.4-liter TSI engine, the 1.8-liter TSI engine and the 2.0-liter CR diesel engine. The 1.4-liter TSI engine will churn out maximum power of 140PS and 250Nm of torque with ARAI approved fuel efficiency of 16.8km/l and 6-speed manual gearbox.
The 1.8-liter TSI engine will come with a maximum power of 180PS that was earlier 160PS and a 7-speed DSG gearbox. This is the same engine that powers the Skoda Laura and Skoda Superb. The diesel variant of the all-new Skoda Octavia will come with a 2.0-liter CR engine with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed DSG automatic transmission.