Skoda has just rolled out a series of updates for the Octavia. Launched in late 2012, the current-gen Octavia has been a runaway success for Skoda in a number of global markets (including India). Now with this 2017 model, the Czech carmaker is looking to repeat the success. Here’s what’s new in the 2017 Octavia.
At the front, the biggest design change is the twin-piece headlight which forms a dual face. Skoda has used full-LED technology. The brand logo is also wider and has more character.
The interior space remains one of the largest in its class. Both the sedan and estate offer 590 and 610-litres of boot space respectively. There is an optional electric tailgate available for the Octavia Combi.
The revision has brought a new infotainment system. The system now has capacitive displays in glass design. The top-spec models feature a 9.2-inch display with WLAN hotspot function.
Lots of new safety kit on offer on Euro-spec models. There’s predictive pedestrian protection system, rear radar, blind spot detection and rear traffic alert among others.
Five TSI and four TDI units make up the engine range. Their displacements range from 1 to 2-litres, whereas the power output is rated between 84bhp and 184bhp.
A DSG automatic with six or seven gears is available in addition to manual transmission. Skoda is offering all-wheel drive 4×4 for the 1.8 TSI and the 2.0 TDI.
The 2017 Octavia sedan and estate version will be available globally from the end of 2016. Skoda India, meanwhile, will bring it here sometime next year in both petrol and diesel trims like the current car.