Overview: The luxurious sedan maker company launched its new Skoda Octavia; created a new line among the luxurious, powerful and futuristic sedans. The New Skoda Octavia features new connectivity systems along with the modern designs carving its interiors and exteriors. But is it really a better option available in the market? Well, let’s find out!
Specifications and Engine
Well, talking about the Engine first, Skoda Octavia is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged petrol Engine with direct injection system, having a displacement of about 1984cc with 4 cylinders. The Engine produces about 190PS of power with 320Nm of torque. Moreover, Octavia claims a mileage of about 15.81 kmpl supported by a fuel tank of capacity 50L.
Skoda Octavia features Automatic 7 speed DSG transmission with Triptronic manual gear changing. The interiors are designed with premium Beige Suedia leather wrapped materials. With advance and creative storage solutions.
For more, refer the Quick Specs sheet as below:
The front looks are really very bold with the wider grille this time along with the whole vehicle. The headlamps are also all LED units including the LED projectors, LED DRL’s, LED dynamic indicators. Moreover, the fog lamps are also LED units.
The sides are really somehow looks like the Skoda Superb and the car is really longer this time with the chrome finishing surrounding the windows and also it gets the badging of ‘Latin and Klement’ in its trim. The ORVM’s also projects the Skoda logo on the ground to ensure the premium entry of the passenger.
Just like the front the rear profile is also amazing with the taillamps consisting of all LED units. The ‘Skoda’ badging is on the center with Skoda written at the bottom. Moreover, there are no fake exhausts at the rear which makes the car more real in terms of design language.
Starting off with the dashboard, and as you would expect from Skoda it is just fabulous with the best in class finished design. The dashboard holds an infotainment system which is a 10-inch unit and every feature including the AC controls are included under it. The central console is also nice with plenty of features such as the wireless charging pad, twin cup holders, electronic parking brakes and the space below the center armrest.
Coming on to the front seats they get 12-way height adjust with the memory feature to store three memories on the go. The driver’s side is also the most impressive part of the car with the chrome finished steering wheel which contains the controls for the audio system as well. Peddle shifts which are placed behind the steering wheel. The instrument cluster is also very impressive and is the 10-inch display showing you each and every information about the vehicle.
The rear seats feature the 60:40 split and are very good indeed with good headroom, kneeroom. However, the underthy support is average. The rear seat also includes plenty of features such as the USB Type-C charging system, rear AC vents, armrest with cup and pen holder. Moreover, you can also access the boot from the rear seats. And also, there are three adjustable headrests available for the rear passengers but its difficult for the middle passenger to sit at the rear seats due to the hump at the floor which is kinda disappointing.
The boot is electric with the capacity of 600L and there is lot of practicality inside including the features to fold the rear seats, lots of hooks etc.
In Quality aspects, if it is Skoda this means there is no compromise with Quality. Talking about the Drawbacks or some failures of the car:
- One Variant in Petrol: Octavia offers only petrol engine variant i.e. 2.0L (1984cc) turbocharged petrol engine. This implies killing a term called ‘variety’. Moreover, customers with different requirements need different engine choices.
- No Diesel variant: No diesel variant is available in the vehicle which is like bye-bye to diesel customers. This implies killing one more group of customers.
- No Sunroof: This is the major reason that will cause failure of this vehicle. At this price point as well on the budget centric cars the most common and demanding features today is the sunroof. Not only it’s demanding, but in my opinion this is the responsibility of the company to provide the most common feature especially at this price point.
Well, if you are a Skoda fan then no matters what my opinion is about you’ll definitely going to buy it. But if not, this car is a 50-50 deal if you are running towards quality, only want a powerful petrol variant and you are not concerned about sunroof, then it will going to be a better option. If you are not looking for these three conditions then don’t go for it.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from official Skoda website.