Here are a few more images of the new Octavia facelift. A detailed image gallery has been uploaded towards the end of the article.
Skoda India has launched the new 2017 Octavia facelift with a price tag of INR 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The launch event begins
The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift comes equipped with an adaptive front lighting system
The tail lights of the new Octavia feature Skoda’s signature C shape design
Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda will launch the new 2017 Octavia facelift in India today. We’ve already driven the new Octavia and you can read the detailed review here. You can also watch the live webcast of the 2017 Octavia launch through the link given at the end of the article. Meanwhile, let us tell you what the Octavia facelift has in store over its predecessor.
The new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift receives visual updates and new features while the engine options remain unchanged. Up-front, the redesigned bumper houses sleeker fog lamps and a wider air dam. The new Octavia comes also receives a taller piano black grille and LED powered quad headlamp setup. For the posterior, the model features new LED tail lights and a refreshed bumper while the only change to the side profile are the new 16 inch alloy wheels.
Skoda has updated the interiors of the 2017 Octavia too, which now comes equipped with an eight inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. A few other other highlights include ambient lighting with 10 colour options, coloured MID inside the instrument cluster, driver fatigue alert and hands-free parking.
Engine options on the 2017 Skoda Octavia, as we mentioned earlier, will remain unchanged and hence, buyers can choose from a range of three engine options. The 1.4-litre TSi petrol engine comes mated to a six speed manual transmission while the 1.8-litre petrol engine is paired to a seven speed DSG transmission. The 2.0-litre diesel engine sends power to the wheels via sic speed DSG gearbox.
The launch event should begin in a few minutes so don’t forget to keep hitting that refresh button.