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Skoda Auto India has accepted that the new Octavia will appear to India by the end of 2020. It will be launched in India as a absolutely agape bottomward (CKD) assemblage and will initially appear with a BS6-compliant petrol engine. Nope, the 2020 Octavia won’t accomplish it to the Auto Expo 2020 as Skoda is focussing on new India-specific cars. Skoda additionally abreast us that the next-gen Octavia RS could be launched forth with the accepted archetypal as a CBU. Meanwhile, Skoda will cull the bung on the absolute Octavia in April 2020.
Skoda had taken the wraps off the 2020 Octavia in Prague, Czech Republic, in November 2019. It’s underpinned by the MQB belvedere and is beyond than the absolute archetypal admitting accepting a agnate wheelbase. Skoda additionally claims that the new car has 78mm added rear knee room.
2020 Skoda Octavia
Current Skoda Octavia
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Visually, the 2020 Octavia looks like a mini Superb. The front-end comes with a sleeker and added butterfly grille that is belted by new single-piece LED headlamps while the advanced bonanza comes with sleeker air dams and LED fog lamps. In profile, the new Octavia looks accustomed to the absolute archetypal and gets new architecture elements like a bluff appearance band and bifold accent admixture wheels. At the rear, the Octavia comes with new breach LED appendage lamps and a revised tailgate. The arrowhead Skoda brand has additionally been traded in for the ‘SKODA’ nomenclature.
Inside, the new Octavia’s dashboard architecture is agnate to affluence of Skoda and Volkswagen cars awash abroad. The dashboard is bedeviled by two big screens – a agenda driver’s affectation and a 10-inch amphibian infotainment. Then there is the new accessory selector toggle and a new 2-spoke council wheel.
The new Octavia additionally comes loaded to the aspect with features. Notable amid these are the affiliated car technology, across-the-board sunroof, a head-up display, Canton complete system, dual-zone altitude control, ambient lighting, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, multi-info display, Smartlink as able-bodied as keyless access with advance button start.
Safety appearance accommodate eight airbags, ABS with EBD, advanced and rear parking sensors, rear appearance camera, cyberbanking adherence control, absorption ascendancy and more. Driver abetment appearance like blow abstention assist, avenue admonishing (blind atom detection) and fatigue admonishing are absurd to accomplish it to the India-spec model.
Under the hood, the 2020 Octavia comes with a deluge of powertrain options including a CNG and constituent amalgam powertrain. However, the 1.5-litre TSI with a 48v balmy amalgam arrangement with could be the alone agent on action in the India-spec archetypal initially. It develops 150PS of ability and 250Nm of torque and can be had with either a 6-speed chiral or a 7-speed DSG. Chances of seeing a TDI agent are abbreviate as Skoda Auto Volkswagen India is planning to accept a petrol-only portfolio in the BS6 era.
Skoda additionally told that it could barrage the next-gen Octavia RS as a CBU forth with the accepted archetypal in India. Powertrain options for the new Octavia RS are yet to be revealed. Meanwhile, Skoda will barrage the Octavia RS245 in our country column Auto Expo 2020.
We apprehend the 2020 Skoda Octavia to amount hardly added than the accepted archetypal which starts from Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom India). When launched, it will renew its animosity with the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla Altis.