It seems like the new 2013 Skoda Octavia has promised to not go out of limelight! Only yesterday, we reported about the 2013 Skoda Octavia India launch date and now, the car has again been spotted testing on our roads.
A 2013 Octy was recently spotted testing in Pune and it seems like Skoda India is working overtime to get it very right with fine tuning the car for Indian conditions.
The new Octy is already on sale in several European countries and would be unveiled in India on August 9th, with sales expected to commence sometime towards the end of next month.
The Volkswagen Group owned Czech car manufacturer has high hopes from the new Octavia and we feel that the latest Octy could be among the best cars to have ever come from Skoda, what with auto hacks around the world being really impressed with it?
Underpinning the new 2013 Octavia is the much publicized MQB platform. The same platform underpins many more new-age Volkswagen group cars. The engine options for the new 2013 Octavia are likely to be shared with the Laura and this means that the new Octavia would get a 1.8 TSI turbocharged petrol and a 2.0 TDI turbocharged diesel engine. Skoda India might also later add an entry level 1.6 Liter TDI turbo diesel engine variant to keep the costs under check.
It is almost for sure that the new Octy will be costlier than the Laura but on the same time, the car might come across as a much more value for money proposition due to its larger size, newer technology and a bigger equipment list.
We are eagerly waiting to test the new Octavia on our roads. Also, it would be interesting to see the effect that the new car will have on sales of other entry level D segment cars.
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