2021 Skoda Octavia Revealed Ahead Of Its Launch Tomorrow
Skoda India has revealed the all-new fourth-generation Octavia just a day before its launch. Compared to its previous model, the executive sedan has grown in size, gained more striking appearances, loaded with new creature comforts, and gets a more powerful petrol mill.
Based on the VW Group’s MQB platform, the 2021 Octavia measures 4,689mm in length (19mm longer than its predecessor), 1,469mm in height and 2,003mm in width (+15mm wider); however, the wheelbase remains identical at 2,686mm. Even the boot space is quite generous at 600-litres, which is expandable up to 1,555-litres. Skoda claims that the new Octy will also offer 78mm of more knee room for rear passengers.
Talking about the exterior design, the new Octavia gets a redesigned front facia with a more prominent butterfly grille flanked by new single-piece adaptive LED headlamps & LED DRLs. At the rear lies a new set of LED taillamps with the signature crystalline effect and a SKODA lettering at the center. The sedan now runs on turbine-like designed 17-inch alloy wheels and gets more noticeable character lines that make it looks sharper than its previous model.
Set to arrive in two variants – Style and Laurin & Klement, the Octavia gets five color options – Candy White, Lava Blue, Magic Black, Brilliant Silver, and Maple Brown. However, the base-spec Style trim will only be offered with the first three exterior shades.
Inside, it features a completely overhauled cabin. Dressed up in a two-tone theme, it gets a gentle touch of beige Suedia leather upholstery and contrasts black around the door handles and upper half of the dash. There is a also new 10-inch infotainment system in the center, a new 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit digital driver’s display, and Skoda’s latest two-spoke multi-function steering wheel.
Other than these, it also gets Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, connected car tech, a 12-speaker Canton audio system, wireless charging, multi-color ambient lighting, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with lumbar support & memory functions, dual-zone climate control, five C-type USB charging ports, cruise control, hands-free parking, keyless entry for all four doors, electric boot along with a virtual release pedal, iBuzz fatigue alert, an electronic parking brake with auto-hold, and more.
On the other hand, the safety kit comprises 8-airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, front & rear parking sensors, multi-collision brake, mechanical brake assist, etc.
Skoda offers the all-new Octy with a 2.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (190PS/320Nm) that will transfer the mechanical energy to the front wheels via a 7-speed DSG that also gets a new shift-by-wire system, which will make the shifting more precise. The sedan also features an electronic differential locking system. Skoda is expected to introduce a smaller 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine in the future.