The next-generation Skoda Octavia is now confirmed to launch next month in the country by the brand’s director for Skoda India, Zac Hollins. The news has been confirmed via Zac Hollins’ Twitter handle
He has also confirmed that the booking for the 2021 Skoda Octavia will be open at the time of launch. The deliveries of the executive sedan will also begin right after it is launched next month in the country.
The new-generation Octavia is already on sale in international markets. Also, the company has commenced production of the upcoming new-generation Octavia in India. The first unit of the new Skoda Octavia sedan has rolled out from the production line at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Aurangabad.
Unlike other models, the company is not giving the car a mere engine upgrade to meet BS6 emission norms. Instead, Skoda is launching an all-new generation of the sedan with new design, features and powertrain options.
The third-generation Skoda Octavia is based on the updated MQB platform. This gives the 2021 Octavia a bigger footprint than the BS4 model. This makes for a roomier cabin on the upcoming sedan.
Skoda has also stayed away from updating the old diesel engine. Instead, it will be offered with the brand’s single TSI turbo-petrol engine. It will be a 2.0-litre TSI engine producing a maximum of 190bhp and a peak torque of 320Nm; mated to a seven-speed DSG automatic as standard.
The new-generation sedan features a host of design updates and feature additions inside and out. This includes new sleek-looking LED headlamps with optional Matrix LED technology, LED DRLs and fog lamps, a wider butterfly grille, a new alloy wheel design and more.
On the inside, the 2021 Octavia will feature an all-new cabin layout with the brand’s latest features and technology. This includes a 10.25-inch display featuring the brand’s cockpit design. The sedan also features another 10.25-inch screen for the touchscreen infotainment display.
Some of the other features on the 2021 Octavia include three-zone climate control, electronic parking brake, a premium sound system by Canton, five USB-C ports, and a new two-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls.