Skoda Octavia revealed; India launch in 2017

New premium offering from the Czech carmaker will feature a new infotainment system with Wifi hotspot

By: | Published: October 31, 2016 12:21 PM

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Skoda has revealed the 2017 Octavia in Europe as in a digital campaign by the Czech carmaker. The car receives minor changes on the outside and in the interior. The company has stated in an official statement that the all-new Octavia will go on sale in major European markets this year and deliveries will begin in 2017. Changes include LED headlamps with DRL's at the front, fog lamps in a rectangular shape and a revised grille. The rear and side of the new Octavia will be similar to the current model.

On the inside, the car features a new infotainment system with four different configurations (Swing, Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus), however, all the variants will have a 9.2-inch touch-screen that would also feature a Wifi hotspot which can be upgraded with a SIM card on an LTE (Long Term Evolution) connection.

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The 2017 Skoda Octavia also includes features such as Goggle Street View or satellite map earth and also supports the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link. Moreover, it will also get safety features like parking assist, blind spot detection etc. Its also get the three driving modes Comfort, Normal and Sport.
The new premium sedan will be offered in four petrol and five diesel engines, with 1.8 litre TSI and 2.0 litre TDI displacements with different states of tune. Power produced by the engines will range from 84hp to 184 hp. The engines will have the option of a manual transmission and a dual clutch transmission. While the manual transmission will have up to six gears, the DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox or Direkt-Schalt-Getriebe) or dual-clutch automatic gearbox will come with a maximum of seven cogs.