Let’s take a look at some of the important things you need to know about the Skoda Octavia 2021 and see if the new Octavia is worthy enough.
The Octavia was first launched around the year 2002 in India and since then, it has made an impact with its supreme looks and capable powertrain options. Its handling, fuel efficiency and low initial price made the Octavia an instant hit for the Indian buyer. Octavia helped Skoda to make a place for themselves in the Indian car industry and has been prospering ever since.
The new Octavia has recently been launched and promises the same level of quality. With not much competition in this segment, the Octavia is arguably the best car in the segment. Let’s discuss the important details you must know about the Skoda Octavia 2021.
The Octavia always was a premium looking sedan with balanced proportions and an elegant design. Skoda has made the new Octavia look striking and bold. The split headlights have been merged into one and the grille has been changed. With the bold shoulder line running across the sides and all the way to the rear give the car a bold stance and the contours on the bonnet make it look striking. The 17-inch alloys are rather tasteful. The rear again is bold with the split taillights and the bold Skoda badging. Overall, the car looks fresh and ready to take on the rivals.
Apart from being luxurious and premium, the Octavia is a practical sedan as well. It has plenty amount of storage spaces inside the cabin and large bottle holders. But the talking point is the massive boot. With all the seats in place, it boasts of a massive 600-litres of boot space and a whopping 1555-litres of rear space with the seats folded flat. These numbers are the best in the segment and are also better than some SUVs at the similar price bracket. Skoda has knocked it out of the park with striking a balance between luxury and practicality.
The 2021 Octavia has larger dimensions than the outgoing car. The new Octavia is bigger in length (4689mm), width (1829mm), height (1469mm) and wheelbase (2680mm). This change in dimensions translates into a more comfortable backseat experience. There is increase in kneeroom and headroom and the seats are quite supportive with ample cushioning. Overall, the larger dimensions help make the rear seat experience better without tampering with the dynamics of the car.
The Octavia was famous for its phenomenal driveability and a peppy engine. Powering the Octavia is a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 190 bhp and 320 nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The performance from this engine is smooth and refined with ample amount of punch whenever required. The engine doesn’t feel lethargic and handling is good too with direct feedback from the steering. The gearbox can be a bit finnicky when a kick down is required but does a great job at city speeds and out on the highway.
The new Octavia has a minimalistic interior which looks plush and sedate. The quality levels are high and consistent throughout the cabin and one can notice that their money is well spent. The Octavia has an extensive feature list with some of them being, dual zone climate control, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 10-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, handsfree boot opening, powered front seats with memory function, park assist, rear sun blinds and paddle shifters. These standout features make the Octavia edge ahead of its rivals and help it in becoming the better car overall.