We reported in detail when Skoda Auto India launched the new Octavia earlier today. Here, we bring to you the complete launch report of the new Skoda Octavia 2013.
The new Octavia is available for a starting price of Rs. 1,395,000 for 1.4 TSI Active (ex-showroom New Delhi).
It may be noted that the fifth gen Octavia, which was the first Skoda car to come to India, played a huge role in making the Indian subsidiary of the Czech automaker the success story it is today. Skoda India says that it has now brought the legend back with the launch of the seventh gen Octy in the country.
The new Octavia boasts of segment leading space, new age design and several high-end features that are available only in cars from a segment above. The Press Release from Skoda reads: “The new generation Octavia is going to be superior in terms of quality, technology, efficiency and affinity in the segment it operates. It is truly the ‘Heart of the brand’ sitting majestically in a ‘class of its own’.”
Talking about the return of the Octavia to India, Mr. Sudhir Rao, Managing Director, Skoda Auto India said, “The Octavia had launched ŠKODA back in 2001 and today the Indian market is a critical component in ŠKODA’s global plans. The launch of the new Octavia marks a milestone for ŠKODA India as well reiterates its strong commitment to the Indian market. We, at ŠKODA are excited to launch the new Octavia and are confident that it will revolutionize its segment compelling the customers to expect more. Octavia’s arrival into the Indian market also kicks off a five year strategy for ŠKODA which will make the customers the brand’s primary focus in addition to our long-standing reputation for making great products.”
ŠKODA Octavia prices (Variant wise)
|1||Active 1.4 TSI (Petrol)||1,395,000|
|2||Ambition 1.4 TSI (Petrol)||1,495,000|
|3||Elegance 1.8 TSI AT (Petrol)||1,825,000|
|4||Active 2.0 TDI CR (Diesel)||1,555,000|
|5||Ambition 2.0 TDI CR (Diesel)||1,655,000|
|6||Ambition 2.0 TDI CR AT (Diesel)||1,755,000|
|7||Elegance 2.0 TDI CR AT (Diesel)||1,945,000|
Octavia variant wise claimed FE
Fuel Efficiency (km/l)
|Octavia 103 kW, 1.4 TSI – MT|
|Octavia 132 kW, 1.8 TSI – AT|
|Octavia 105 kW, 2.0TDI CR – AT|
|Octavia 105 kW, 2.0 TDI CR – MT|
Skoda has also launched a comprehensive ownership package for the new Octavia which includes ŠKODA’s Road Side Assistance; Service & Maintenance Packages; and an Extended Warranty programme. The customers can also opt for a service cost calculator which has been developed to ensure that they have an idea about their service bill beforehand.
This initiative provides the customer with an estimate of the service cost, thereby reducing the ambiguity on the service billing. With the online service appointment option and a Skoda Service APP for Android and iOS which enables a customer to search for authorized service centre in any part of the country and contact them with a single click; Škoda has provided a complete array of customer care services to support the launch of the new Octavia.
Speaking about the new Octavia, Mr. Paweł Szuflak, Director, Sales & Marketing, ŠKODA AUTO India said, “The new Octavia is our attempt to make the best car in its class and we are confident that it will redefine standards in its segment. By virtue of being built on the Group’s MQB platform, the new Octavia is larger and yet lighter than its predecessors. A joy to look at and a greater joy to drive, the new Octavia is sure to captivate the hearts and minds in India. Octavia will be a sheer delight for the customers who have an affinity for premium-ness and quality combined with excellent price value proposition.”
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