Reporting LIVE from the event, we have been apprising our readers on the new 2013 Skoda Octavia launch in Mumbai. Here are all the details you would want to know on the new Octavia.
Starting with the styling, Skoda’s Chief Engineer Jozef Kaban shares the design philosophy of the new Octavia stating that the car has become more commanding, distinctive and dynamic than the outgoing model. Adding to Kaban’s comments, Frank Welsch- Skoda Board Member quoted “Perfect proportions, highest precision, clear lines and sharp edges- the new Skoda Octavia is the impressive embodiment of the new design language of the brand.”
One look at the car and it seems to concur with the statements being made to its acclaim. The new 2013 Skoda Octavia flaunts its lines in a sharper manner than its predecessors while retaining a traditional Skoda theme. The chrome stripped radiator grille is now wider and placed higher with 19 vertical slats and the headlights being pushed slightly away. The 2013 Skoda Octavia now sports daytime running LED strips while retaining bi-xenon setup in the headlamps. A new clover-leaf design fog lamps complement the headlights in their illumination duties with the honeycomb grill air-intake being placed between the fog lights.
Talking of dimensions, the new Skoda Octavia is 108 mm longer (2686 mm vs 2578 mm) with the front overhang being cut short by 29 mm and now standing at 886 mm. In totality the length of the new 2013 Skoda Octavia is 4659 mm- an increase of 90 mm over the second generation Octavia. The overall boost in dimensions has resulted in increased cabin space. Jozef Kaban says “The driver and passenger have virtually the same rights. Our motto is equal comfort for everyone aboard”.
At the rear, the new Octavia exhibits a typical Skoda styling but now sporting 2 C-shaped light strips with reversing cat-eyes.
The 2013 Skoda Octavia would be manufactured at the Skoda’s newly setup facility at Shendra near Aurangabad. The present Skoda Laura would be phased out and Skoda plans to position the new Octavia as a volumes car worldwide.
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