Wednesday, October 02, 2013
By Kamal Swami
Skoda Octavia ready to make its appearance in Indian car market on October 3, 2013
Finally the wait of enthusiasts of Skoda Octavia will come to end on October 3, 2013 when Skoda will launch its highly awaited Skoda Octavia in Indian car market. With price tag varying from Rs. 14 lakh to Rs. 18.50 lakh, Skoda has huge expectations from Octavia. Octavia will be offered in option of three engines of which two will petrol variants 1.8 litre and 1.4 litre respectively and 2.0 litre diesel engine. The diesel variant will be offered in two transmission modes i.e., manual gearbox and six speed automatic gearbox. It is expected that new Skoda Octavia will set a new benchmark in sedan segment of Indian car market.
The major features adorned in Skoda Octavia includes bi-xenon headlamps followed by LED daytime running lamps, panoramic sunroof supported by tinted glass which can be controlled electronically, high defined Skoda infotainment system with 5.8 inch TFT color touchscreen display that is compatible with SD, MMC card and USB drives supported by surround sound eight speakers. Apart from this other features which are noticeable are 12 way electrically adjustable driver seat, tyre pressure monitor, electronic stability control, adjustable rear vents and six air bags.
Apart from this to enhance the appearance of Octavia Skoda has upgraded the front of vehicle with front grille surrounded by chrome, headlights and fog lamps that adds an additional taste to looks of Octavia. An interesting feature mounted in Octavia includes Parktronic sensors which are helpful in identifying hurdles coming in way and creates audio warning signals.