Skoda will be launching the all-new Octavia in July 2017, however media drives for the new vehicle have already taken place and the brochure and variant details have been leaked ahead of the launch.
There will be a total of 3 variants on offer, Ambition, Style and Style+. The base spec will come equipped with 16″ alloys, LED tail lamps, LED DRLs, halogen headlamps, touch screen system with Smartlink capability, dual zone climate control, dual airbags, front and side airbags, ABS, EBD and rear parking sensors.
The Style variant on the other hand will get LED headlamps, Crystalglo LED DLRs, auto dimming mirros (all over), front parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, a newer 8″ touch screen system, leather seats and electronically folding rear view mirrors.
The Style+ variant gets electronically adjustable driver’s seat (12 way), differently styled 16″ alloys, 8 airbags, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), LED ambient lighting with 10 colour options, hands free parking system, driver fatigue alert and the panoramic sun roof.
Here is where Skoda has managed to retain the 3 engine options that were previously on offer. Unlike Audi that has done away with the 1.8 liter TSI engine, Skoda will continue to offer the same. There will be 2 petrol engines and one diesel engine on offer. The base petrol is the 1.4 liter unit which is on offer on the A3, the A4 and the Jetta and it produces 148 Bhp and 250 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The top-spec petrol on the other hand is the 1.8 liter unit, which produces 177 Bhp and 250 Nm. This one is mated to a 7-speed DSG only. The diesel is a 2.0 liter TDI unit which can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed DSG. The engine produces 141 Bhp and 320 Nm.
While these are the engine options currently, the company will be launching the all-new vRS in the market shortly, which will be powered by the 2.0 liter TSI unit.
Pricing is yet to be revealed, however there could be a reduction in pricing post the GST coming into play.