Just days ahead of upcoming festive season in India, Skoda has launched a fleet of variants of enthusiast favorite and premium sedan ‘Octavia’ in India. The Octavia is one driver enthusiast car but its numbers doesn’t speak for its performance and Excellency. So, in a bid to increase the market pie of Octavia, the Czech automobile manufacture decided to throw in some new variants along with limited edition.
Let us start with the new variants first, Octavia now gets new top end trim in the form of style plus which is available in both 1.8l TSI petrol and 2.0l TDI diesel avatars. It now sits above the elegance trim with style plus petrol is priced at Rs. 19.80 lakh and diesel at Rs. 21.30 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Both the Trims are mated only to a 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
In addition to the features available on elegance trim, the new Style plus also include a first in segment smart link connectivity system, start/stop button, keyless entry with push start button, reverse parking display with feed display on touchscreen infotainment system and paddle shifters. The noteworthy change that Style plus received is the rear airbags which takes the total count of eight.
Other features on style plus trim remain unchanged with 16 inch alloy wheels, electronic sunroof, adaptive fog light system and tyre pressure monitoring system. Skoda Octavia is already a great package and feature loaded vehicle while these new additions makes Octavia even better.
Skoda Octavia Anniversary edition
It’s raining anniversary editions in India as festive season is just around the corner every car maker wants to cash it in. After launching Rapid anniversary edition last month, Skoda has now launched Octavia Anniversary edition with several new features. With the price of Rs. 15.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) the limited edition doesn’t feature any mechanical or a cosmetic change.
The anniversary limited edition comes with some noticeable additions like rear view camera, paddle shifters, rear side airbags, smart link feature allowing user to use some selected phone apps on the centrally located display. The limited edition and style plus variants comes integrated connectivity package, Mirror link system and Apple car play.
The Skoda Octavia Anniversary is offered in both petrol (1.8l TSI) and 2.0l TDI diesel engines and will be available for limited period.
Skoda Auto India said, “The Octavia Anniversary Edition comes with ‘smartlink connectivity’ for the first time in the Indian market.”
|Comparison of Skoda New Octavia variants|