To be launched later this month, Skoda commences the production of its 4th generation Octavia in India. Read the following for more details on launch timeline and engine and transmission options
Skoda India has announced that the company has commenced the production of its upcoming 4th gen Skoda Octavia. Skoda has also confirmed that the launch will take place later this month and the deliveries are expected to commence soon after. The Octavia is brought to the Indian market via the CKD route and the sedan (essentially a notchback is assembled at Skoda’s facility in Aurangabad.
For this generation upgrade, Skoda has used an all-new platform and will offer new engines as well. An humble reminder to our readers that the upcoming Octavia will not be offered with a diesel drivetrain - as the VW Group and members associated have announced years ago that the company has done away with oil burner power units for a cleaner future.
The engines on offer will be a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol unit that we have seen in the upcoming Kushaq. The power figures are likely to be the same - 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed manual, or an optional seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The higher variants, or the desired variant by the enthusiast could be the one with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is also the source of power in the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq SUV. The state of tune could be the same 187bhp and 320Nm of torque, set to the wheels via a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The expected price range is between Rs 18 lakh for the lower variants up to Rs 23 lakh (ex-showroom) for the higher variants and will rival the Hyundai Elantra in the Indian market. That said, the 4th gen car could also be launched with the L&K and Onyx variants on a later date.