Skoda recently launched the 2013 Octavia globally. This third generation model has been fully re-designed each within, outside and has drawn inspiration from the Vision D idea. The new automobile from Czech manufacturer encompasses a superficial likeness to the 2013 European description Skoda Rapide that’s supported constant style philosophy. we tend to won’t get the Europe description speedy anytime shortly, however the D-Segment Octavia is due for launch this Oct.

Skoda has captive towards softer lines and a lot of rounded edges to relinquish the Octavia a classier, premium and a lot of fashionable feel. it’s become longer (up from four.5 meters to four.6 meters) and wider (up from one.7 to 1.8 meters) and therefore the distance has gone up by 108mm.This means that interior cabin area has been enlarged considerably. conjointly the enlarged distance means that higher handling and conjointly improved for the passengers.

However, despite the many increase all told around proportions the new automobile is 102kg lighter because of parent company Volkswagen’s MQB platform. this may be constant platform that’s expected to underpin a number of future models from the German automaker’s stables — together with the India-bound next generation Jetta, excellent and Passat.

In front, the Octavia gets the new Skoda grille which can grace all future models from the Czech maker. Among the revisions, most vital ar the new headlights and taillights. the bottom model has been fitted with halogens up front and traditional lights at the rear. The top-end variant on the opposite hand gets bi-Xenon with day-time LED running lights ahead and full LED lights for the lamp cluster. However, the great news is that Skoda appears to possess maintained its signature ‘C’ formed tail lights in each trims.

On the edges, the automobile is pretty kind of like its forerunner on the other hand sharpy lines and slightly flaring wheel arches. The wheels too are revised and currently feature a sharpy style, nearly kind of like those found on a number of the newer VW sedan cars.

Inside, there’s a brand new bit screen further as a brand new audio unit with USB, Bluetooth, South Dakota card and iPod property. adjustive control, a brand new electro-panoramic roof, nonobligatory keyless entry and automatic door and ignition have conjointly been enclosed within the changes for the 2013 model. we would conjointly get the parking assist system and therefore the 12-way adjustable seats from the excellent. it’ll be fascinating to envision if the new Octavia gets rear AC vents, that ar on the market on the eu version.


Just like any European manufacturer, all Skoda cars have tight range of safety options — the new Octavia will have a minimum of four (may be six) airbags, ABS-EBD, ASR and parapsychology. TPM — Tyre Pressure Monitor will be a section of the list.

Skoda are giving this new model with four fuel and 4 diesel engines. The fuel vary includes a one.4TSI in 2 states of tune — 120bhp and 138bhp. the larger units embody the one.8TSI having Associate in Nursing output of 177bhp and a pair of.0-litre TSI for the vRS version. The diesel choices ar one.6-litre TDI developing either 103bhp or 108bhp, along side two.0-litre TDI on the market in 147bhp and 181bhp pretext.

The 2013 Octavia is already on sale in Europe and is creating India debut this joyous season. Since the Octavia complete performed higher than Laura in India, it’s doubtless that Skoda can revive the name. Also, we predict Skoda can discontinue the Laura with the launch of the new model (they have already deleted the choice of downloading the pamphlet from the website!).

The new Octavia are a trifle costlier that the Laura — Skoda is predicted to continue with their word naming the variants Active, Ambition and magnificence. the costs of the bottom fuel model ought to begin at around Rs fourteen.5 lakh, whereas the top-end magnificence diesel is predicted to value near Rs nineteen hundred thousand with all the bells and whistles.