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New 2013 Skoda Octavia review, test drive

The new Skoda Octavia is bigger and better than before, and we're keen to see if it can go on to be as popular.

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This car brings the Skoda Octavia name back to India. After doodling around with ladies names for what was essentially the European Octavia, Skoda has decided that they should stick to the name that defined its Indian journey. This latest-generation Octavia leapfrogs the Laura to sit above it in Skoda’s Indian saloon range and Skoda is moving further upmarket with the new Octy to take on the likes of the more premium VW Jetta. The new Octavia is not only much bigger than the Laura, but also comes with more powerful engines. The Skoda Octavia is offered with a 177bhp (17bhp more than before) 1.8-litre TSI turbo-petrol and the ubiquitous 2.0-litre turbo-diesel that powers so many VW Group products. There's also 

In this exclusive and exhaustive road test, we find out if the new Octavia still upholds all the values that first made the Octavia a popular name.

Also read >>  New Skoda Octavia variants in detail

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Issue: 209 | Autocar India: January 2017

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