Updated On: 22 April 2021 Jatin Jhamb
The fourth generation of Skoda Octavia was all set to launch in April 2021, however, due to the rising COVID cases, the Czech carmaker has hinted that the launch will be delayed for quite some time. As of now, there is no official report as to when the new Octavia will be launched but the chances are whenever this situation settles down.
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Recent tweet by Zac Hollis, Director of Sales, Service and Marketing in India tweeted about the delayed launch of the four-gen Octavia. In his tweet he mentioned that they will be back once the situation gets back on the track and take on from then.
Unofficially, the bookings of the new Octavia has already begun at dealership level as several shots of the executive sedan leaked in the Indian market. The new Skoda Octavia will rival the Hyundai Elantra and will be launched in only petrol engine.
The 2.0-litre TSI unit that makes 190 hp with a peak torque of 320 Nm. This unit will then be paired with a 7-speed DSG thus bringing in performance and quick shifts. On the contrary, the 2.0L of Elantra just delivers 150 bhp with 192 Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual aloing with an optional 6-speed torque converter unit.
Feature-wise, the new Octavia will get a new 2-spoke steering wheel, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It will also get cruise control, three-zone climate control, virtual cockpit and others.
The Octavia receives a dual-tone black and beige colour scheme, leather treatment on the seats, steering wheels, dashboard, gear knob and among other places. Other features like a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, wireless charging along connected car tech are expected.
As far as the prices go then it is expected to start from 18 lakh and the top-spec Laurn and Klement will go till Rs 23 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The only downside is no diesel engine while its competition, Hyundai Elantra gets one in this segment.
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