Rumour Mill: 2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Bookings Open Ahead Of Impending Launch

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Skoda India launched a limited edition of the Octavia sedan in February this year known as the Octavia Onyx edition. The company also plans to launch a facelift of the current generation Octavia, the test-mule of which was recently spotted during a public road test.


Now, a new report suggests that a few Skoda dealers in India have begun accepting bookings of the 2017 Octavia facelift. It is said that one can book the 2017 Octavia against an amount of INR 1 lakh. The news comes even as Skoda India is yet to announce the launch date for the Octavia facelift.

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Visual updates to the exterior of the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift will come in the form of a revised front fascia that features new split headlamps, revised bumper and a wider grille. At the rear, the new Octavia receives refreshed LED tail lamps and a re-profiled bumper. Inside, the Octavia facelift gets 7 cm of additional leg room in the second row. New features on the model include an updated 9.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system, new three spoke steering wheel.


Being a mid-life update, the updates to the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift will be limited to the interior and exterior, hence there would be no mechanical changes. Powering the model would be the same 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, 1.8-litre TSI petrol engine and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. Transmission duties will be taken care of by a six speed manual transmission, a seven speed DSG transmission and a six speed automatic transmission respectively. Stay tuned as Skoda is likely to announce the launch date of the new Octavia soon.

Source: DriveSpark

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