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2021 Skoda Octavia Launch Delayed In India Amid Surge In Covid Cases

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Petrolheads need to wait further for the 2021 Skoda Octavia. The launch of the updated executive sedan has been postponed by the Czech carmaker until the situation gets better. To begin with, Zac Hollis, Director, Skoda India has confirmed that the sedan will come back as soon as the situation improves. The second wave of the pandemic might have been a spoiler for your enthusiasm but let us face it together. For your knowledge, Skoda has already started the production of the all-new Octavia at its Aurangabad facility in Maharastra.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Skoda India has postponed the launch of the updated Skoda Octavia.
  • The upcoming Octavia will be available with a 190BHP, 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
  • Multiple feature and cosmetic updates are expected to be a part of the 2021 Octavia.

2021 Skoda Octavia 

Even the smallest change makes a difference. To start with, the all-new Octavia gets a revamped cabin that depicts a minimalistic approach. The Czech carmaker has introduced dual high-resolution screens. For reference, the first one is a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment display and the other one is reserved for a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster. Also, it will come with a dual spoke multifunctional steering wheel which we have earlier seen on the Kushaq as well.

Based on the MQB platform, the upcoming Skoda Octavia is now 19mm longer and 15mm wider. For starters, these additional numbers have resulted in an extended boot space of around 10 litres. Further, the boot carrying capacity of the Skoda Octavia will now stand at 600-litres.

In terms of features, the all-new sedan gets a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, cruise control and various drive modes to name a few. Skoda cars are known for their build quality and safety features. Therefore, the updated Octavia will come with eight airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control and semi-auto parking assist among others.

At the heart, it will be available with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol motor. Talking in numbers, it produces a massive 190HP and 320Nm of peak torque while being mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. Skoda is crystal clear about not introducing a diesel engine for its entire lineup in India. Therefore, just be ready to see the all-new Octavia in a petrol guise only.

Skoda Octavia Interior

Alternatives

In India, the all-new Skoda Octavia will compete against the likes of Hyundai Elantra and the upcoming Honda Civic. Want to learn more about its prime competitor? Here are all the details about the Hyundai Elantra.

Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra is one of the most underrated executive sedans in India. For starters, it comes with two engines on offer. Firstly, a 1493cc diesel motor churns out a massive 114HP and 250Nm of torque. Meanwhile, another 1999cc petrol engine is good to produce 150HP alongside a peak torque of 192Nm.