Fourth-gen Octavia to be available with petrol engine only; longer and wider than the outgoing model.
The fourth-gen Skoda Octavia will launch in India on June 10, 2021. Built on the updated MQB platform, the new executive sedan is larger than the outgoing model and will be offered with a sole petrol engine. Market launch for the new Octavia was planned for April this year however it got postponed more than once, thanks to the current COVID-19 situation in the country.
Will be powered by a sole 190hp 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine
Expected to get a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and connected car tech
Skoda also lining up launches for the Kushaq and Kodiaq in the coming months
New Skoda Octavia: Styling and interior
Skoda has opted out of the quad headlamp design of the third-gen Octavia with this all-new sedan. The new Octavia bears a closer resemblance to the larger Superb with a similar family design featuring conventional headlamps flanking the trademark grille and clean lines and creases along the body.
Inside, the cabin is expected to be in line with other new gen Skoda’s on sale in international markets with a free-standing touchscreen sitting atop the centre console on a shelf like panel. The Octavia, like the recently revealed Kushaq and the updated Superb could also use a two spoke steering.
New Skoda Octavia: Engine
The new Octavia will be available with a single petrol engine – a 190hp, 2.0-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be offered as standard. Unlike its predecessor, there will be no diesel engine option.
New Skoda Octavia: Rivals
The new Octavia will go up against the Hyundai Elantra in the executive sedan segment. The Octavia aside, Skoda is also gearing up to launch the all-new Kushaq mid-size SUV in India in the coming months. While the petrol Kodiaq is also on the cards for an India launch later this year. The carmaker is also expected to reveal their all-new mid-size sedan before the end of the year. The new sedan will replace the ageing Skoda Rapid when it goes on sale in 2022.