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Skoda Octavia 2017: The Best of Old And New

What is better than a new car? An old car with new, improved features! There is nothing like the familiarity of old. However, there is no growth without change. Accordingly, Skoda has launched the fresh, 2017 version of India’s long-time favourite sedan – Skoda Octavia.

The New Skoda Octavia is fit for the drivers and roads of today. It also retains some of Octavia’s classic features.

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New Skoda Octavia Exterior

First, the New Skoda Octavia comes with keyless technology. Using this, the driver can control the car without a key.

An elevated bumper provides a wider view. Similarly, the newly designed bonnet is sleeker.  Moreover and most importantly, It has LED fog and taillights. As a result, this feature delivers improved performance and less strain to the human eye. In addition, it is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. Its telescopic head light washers easily remove grit and dust. This feature improves car visibility.

However, the most stylish property of the New Skoda Octavia, is its Upswept Dynamic Window line in its rear doors.

It is all about proportion. Its signature C shaped taillight complements the two triangles on the boot lid. Octavia 2017 is also parking-friendly with its parking assist sensors guiding the driver.

Comfort And Interiors

The interior is spacious and well lit. Additionally, it boasts a panoramic sunroof, which is made of tinted glass and has electronic control. Also, the air conditioning offers an eco-friendly cooling effect, while its humidity sensor reduces windscreen fogging. Cup and bottle holders are also present for the convenience of the driver and passengers.

The New Skoda Octavia has an adjustable driver’s seat with built in memory, which is its smartest feature. Because of this technology, the vehicle remembers seat and external side-view mirror positions. Another smart feature is its multifunctional steering wheel. The steering wheel obeys the audio command. Interestingly, the sedan boasts an 8.0 touchscreen display as well.

For a slicker experience, in addition to speed control, the New Skoda Octavia provides Cruise Control, which is a pedal-independent system to manage the speed of the car.

Space

The New Skoda Octavia interior also boasts spaciousness.  While the seating and leg room is abundant, it is the rear-space which is intelligently designed. Skoda Octavia 2017 has a boot with an impressive 580-litre capacity! Furthermore, its rear seats are foldable. In the front, the glove compartment has cooling technology where you can store snacks for a while or even carry ice cream easily.

Safety

Skoda Octavia 2017 is essential, a very safe car. In addition to the parking assist sensors, the car comes with an electric parking brake and hill/slope assist system. Its new lighting system optimises illumination and visibility. The New Skoda Octavia also features hands-free parking and a reverse parking camera. Moreover, Skoda Octavia 2017 has abundant air bags in different positions: Head Rest, Front Driver, Passenger and Front/Rear Side.

Power

Considering capacity and transmission, the Skoda Octavia 2017 is a powerhouse. Its petrol variant’s engine is 1.8 TSI/132 kW. The diesel counterpart has a 2.0 TDI/105 kW engine.

Both these engine technologies are eco-conscious. They give out lower emissions, are fuel-efficient and deliver higher output.

Transmission and gear control comes in Manual, Automatic and DSG forms. The former too are capable of a 6-speed transmission, while the DSG is 7-speed.

Finally, we estimate the Skoda Octavia 2017 to start around Rs. 17 L (Ex-showroom)