This news comes straight from Director – Sales, Service & Marketing at Skoda Auto India, Zac Hollis, who in a recent tweet has confirmed that the Next-Gen Skoda Octavia will launch in Q1 of 2021.

Zac Hollis Confirms The Launch of the Skoda Octavia on Twitter
Zac Hollis Confirms The Launch of the Skoda Octavia on Twitter

The new-gen Octavia was scheduled to launch in April, but the launch had to be pushed until next year due to the on-going Coronavirus pandemic.

What will power the now 2021 Skoda Octavia?

Next-Gen Skoda Octavia
Next-Gen Skoda Octavia
  • Under the hood, we expect the new-gen Skoda Octavia to offer 2-engine options; 150hp 1.5-litre TSi for the entry-level variant and an exclusive 190hp 2.0-litre TSi petrol engine.
  • Both the engines are expected to come paired to a standard 6-speed MT and an optional 7-speed DSG.
  • We can also expect an optional AWD reserved for the top-spec variant.
  • The 2021 Octavia will be based on Volkswagen’s MQB (Modular Querbaukasten) platform that will give the Octavia more cabin space.

What’s new on the Next-gen Skoda Octavia (feature-wise)?

2020 Octavia
2021 Skoda Octavia
  • The new Skoda is expected to take major styling cues from its elder brother the Skoda Superb.
  • It might sport a new set of Matrix LED headlights and will sit on much larger wheelbase than before.
  • We can also expect to see a new revised front grille with a revised front and rear bumper.
2020 Škoda Octavia Interior
Skoda Octavia Interior | Representational Image
  • Coming to the Inside, the new-gen Skoda Octavia could feature a split-type dashboard console with many separations at every end.
  • Other features on the Inside include 10.25-inch virtual cockpit, a 10-inch Columbus touchscreen infotainment system along with built-in eSIM and touch-slider, 4.2-inch HUD (Heads-up Display), 12-speaker Canton sound system, wireless charging pad, three-zone automatic climate control and upto five USB ports.

How SAFE is the all-new Octavia?

The safety package will include:

  • 9 Airbags
  • 360-degree camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Traffic Sign Recognition System
  • Lane Assist
  • Hands-on Detect
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Emergency Assist

Rumours also suggest the Indian variant might miss out hands-on detect, traffic jam assist (for obvious reasons) and the emergency assist.

Price & Rivals

  • Well, with all the details that we have as of now, we can expect the 2020 Octavia to be priced between ₹17.99 lakh and ₹26.99 lakh ( Ex-showroom).
  • The new Octavia will actively rival the likes of the Honda Civic, Honda Accord and the upcoming Hyundai Elantra.

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