After only a few days of its launch, the new fourth-generation Skoda Octavia has already begun reaching its customers in India.
Earlier this month, Skoda launched the fourth-generation Octavia in India. The new sedan, essentially a notchback, made its debut in two variants – the Style and L&K, priced at Rs 25.99 lakh and Rs 28.99 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
Skoda began the production of the new Octavia in April. And now, the company has commenced the deliveries of the car. The Octavia is sold via the CKD route and is assembled at Skoda's Aurangabad facility.
We have driven the new Octy in its newest form, and you can read the first drive review by clicking here.
For this generation, Skoda has underpinned the Octavia with an all-new platform and has equipped it with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which will also power the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq SUV. The upcoming Octavia will not have a diesel drivetrain, as the VW Group and other carmakers under its umbrella have announced years ago that the company has done away with oil burner power units for a cleaner future.
The feature list on the Octavia includes a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, which comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are a few connected features on offer like geofencing, SOS, and roadside assistance. An interesting feature is a new shift-by-wire gear switch, which eliminates a traditional shifter, adding more sense of space to the cabin.
The new Octavia continues to be positioned in the D-segment sedan space alongside the Hyundai Elantra, which is offered with more variants, a substantially lower price tag, and a diesel powertrain.