2021 Skoda Octavia India Launch Highlights: New fourth-gen model priced at Rs 25.99 lakh

Skoda Octavia 2021 Launch in India, New Skoda Octavia Sedan On Road Price Launch Highlights: The new fourth-generation Octavia is bigger, better, and also, more feature-loaded than before. Here is what all the Elantra rival has on offer now.

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2021 Skoda Octavia Sedan Price in India, Interior Images, Specifications India launch Highlights: The new 2021 Skoda Octavia has finally been launched in the country. The new Octavia comes in two trims namely Style and Laurin & Klement (L&K) that have been priced at Rs 25.99 lakh and Rs 28.99 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. A day before the official India launch, Skoda decided to give a little surprise to everyone and revealed a majority of bits about the vehicle through a virtual premiere. That said, almost everything about the new fourth-generation Octavia was already known except for one important thing i.e. pricing that has been revealed just now. The India launch of the new 2021 Skoda Octavia was delayed by over a month due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, with the situation getting back to normal, the Octavia has been finally launched in India and this puts an end to the wait of a lot of enthusiasts and people who have been planning to buy it. Here, in this LIVE blog, we have shared all details about the new model and also, tell you a bit of history and the story behind the name ‘Octavia’.

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New Skoda Octavia Sedan Launch Live News: Skoda Octavia 2021 Price in India, Full Specifications, Images, Color Variants, Features, Mileage


    15:50 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Thank you for joining in!

    That's it from our side! Hope you enjoyed the proceedings as much as we did. Until next time, stay home and stay safe!

    15:49 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    2021 Skoda Octavia Key Features

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia is a feature-loaded offering. Some noteworthy bits, apart from the ones that we have already mentioned include cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), SmartLink connectivity, LED ambient lighting along with Canton sound system with 11 speakers and a subwoofer. Moroever, you get keyless entry, rear view camera with washer and dynamic guidelines, parktronic sensors at front and rear, and a lot more.

    15:24 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Enjoy some pictures of the new Octavia

    After weeks of wait, the new 2021 Skoda Octavia has been finally launched in India. The new model is bigger, better and also, packs in a lot of more features than before and hence, is more desirable. Enjoy some pictures of the new fourth-generation Octavia. 

    15:20 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Claimed Fuel Efficiency of 15.81 km/l

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia claims to offer a fuel efficiency of 15.81 kmpl from its 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine. Speaking on the launch, Zac Hollis, Brand Director, Skoda Auto India, said, "When it was introduced twenty years ago, the OCTAVIA changed the dynamics of the executive sedan segment - one that continues to offer significant growth potential, catering to a burgeoning class of discerning buyers with a penchant for luxury, as well as the right value proposition. Having retained its characteristics of design, safety, technology, performance, space, and comfort, the all-new OCTAVIA is a compelling combination and will continue to drive ŠKODA AUTO's success in the Indian market."

    15:09 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    2021 Skoda Octavia PRICES out!

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 25.99 lakh. The said figure is for the base Style trim while the more premium top-spec Laurin & Klement (L&K) trim will set you back by Rs 28.99 lakh. Prices mentioned are ex-showroom.

    Style - Rs 25.99 lakh

    Laurin & Klement (L&K) - Rs 28.99 lakh

    14:39 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    20 minutes to go for the PRICE ANNOUNCEMENT!

    The prices of the new 2021 Skoda Octavia will be announced at 3 PM. The company chose to not conduct a virtual press conference this time for the price announcement and instead, the figures will be revealed through a press release that we will receive shortly. That said, we will be updating the prices of the new Octavia here as soon as we get those. Meanwhile, do let us know what is your price expectation for the new fourth-gen Octavia?

    14:24 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Skoda Octavia completes 60 years of its existence

    Globally, Skoda Octavia has completed 60 years of its existence. As already mentioned, the car started its life back in the year 1959 with the first-generation model rolling out in 1996. The second-generation Octavia arrived in 2004 while the third-generation model made its debut internationally in 2012. The fourth-gen Octavia made its global debut in 2019 but is landing on Indian soil now.

    14:16 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    2021 Skoda Octavia engine, gearbox details

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia gets a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine that is good for producing 187 hp of power along with 320 Nm of torque. This motor is paired to a 7-speed DSG with a shift by wire system. There is no option for a manual transmission with the new Octavia. Skoda no longer sells diesel-powered vehicles in India and that's why only the petrol engine option is on offer. 

    13:38 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    What all the interiors have in store

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia gets a new interior design with beige and black theme with storage spaces being offered in plenty. The front seats on the new Octavia are electronically adjustable and these come with a memory function as well. Taking the center stage is a 10-inch floating touchscreen infotainment display. In terms of features and convenience, the new Octavia offers a wireless charging pad along with a couple of USB outlets to charge your smartphone or other devices. Here is a look at the interiors of the fourth-gen Octavia.

    13:20 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Trims and Colour options

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia will be launched in India in two trims namely Style and Laurin & Klement. Each of these trims will get stylish-looking 17-inch alloy wheels. Speaking of colour options, while three shades are common between both these trims, the more premium Laurin & Klement version will get two additional colours. Below are all the colour options for the new 2021 Skoda Octavia.  

    12:55 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    And it is BIGGER too!

    The new 2021 Skoda Octavia is bigger compared to the outgoing model, although the difference in dimensions isn't much. In order to be precise, the new model measures 4,689mm in length, 1,829mm in width and 1,469mm in height. The wheelbase of the new car is 2,680mm and this should translate into decent cabin space.

    12:35 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    The new Octavia looks sharper

    The new fourth-gen 2021 Skoda Octavia certainly looks more appealing than the outgoing model and a major reason behind that is the sharper design language. The new model gets sleek all-LED headlamps and tail lamps along with a wider grille at the front. In addition, there are sharp creases and lines across the body along with a smart shoulder line that lend this car a more dynamic look than before. 

    12:10 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Fast forward to present day!

    After the three generations of the highly-admired Skoda Octavia managed to keep the enthusiast and buyers happy, now is the time for the new fourth-gen model. The new 2021 Skoda Octavia is set to be launched in India in just a couple of hours from now. If you ask us to describe the new model in one line, well, the new Octavia is bigger, better, and also, more feature-loaded that makes it more desirable than before. Let us then take you through what all has changed in the new 2021 model in the coming updates.

    11:48 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    New engine options in 2013

    In the year 2013, Skoda Octavia received new engine options. These were 1.4-litre TSI, 1.8-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TDI. Going into the details of these oil burners, the 1.4-litre petrol engine was capable of developing 138hp of power along with 250Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.8-litre petrol mill was good for churning out 178hp and 250Nm. Last, the 2.0-litre diesel engine for the Skoda Octavia was capable of generating 141hp and 320Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox was standard with all engine options while the 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre mills had automatic transmission options as well.

    11:24 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Why the Laura was launched alongside Octavia?

    Skoda was enjoying its big time success with the Octavia. So, the company wanted to offer a new model to offer more to the customers but wanted to keep the previous model in production too. Hence, the Skoda Octavia Mark II was launched as Laura in the year 2005. This one was priced higher than the original Octavia and was more premium. The engine in the Laura was good enough to produce 104hp of power along with 250Nm of torque.

    10:44 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Arrival of Skoda Octavia in India

    India got its first-ever Skoda Octavia in the year 2002. In fact, the Czech carmaker entered the Indian market with Octavia only. The car became an instant hit in the market and people were actually happy spending a bit more as they were also getting a bit more in return. One of the key reasons behind the popularity of the Skoda Octavia in India was that it had features like power-adjustable ORVMs, power windows, dual-front airbags, ABS, power steering, air conditioner, and more. Thanks to this, Skoda sold 44,000+ units of the Octavia in the first year of its launch.

    10:21 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    The Birth of the Skoda Octavia

    It was in the month of January 1959 that the first-ever two-door Skoda Octavia rolled off the production line from the company's main plant in Mladá Boleslav, where the said model was manufactured for the first few weeks alongside its predecessors, the Š 440 and Š 445. The first-ever Octavia used to draw power from a 1.1-litre, in-line, four-cylinder engine churning out 39 hp and the same was mated to a four-speed gearbox. The top speed was 110 km/h while the average fuel consumption figure stood at 7.7L per 100 km. 

    09:55 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    First, why the name - OCTAVIA?

    The Octavia nameplate has completed 60 years of its existence. The name 'Octavia' has been derived from the Latin word ‘octavia’ that means - ‘the eighth’. The said name was used for this particular model as the Octavia was the brand’s eighth model since the Second World War. Moreover, it was the eighth Skoda to feature the state-of-the-art independent suspension for all wheels that the company had introduced in the year 1933.

    09:41 (IST)10 Jun 2021
    Welcome to 2021 Skoda Octavia LIVE Blog

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the LIVE blog of 2021 Skoda Octavia. The new fourth-generation model is set to be launched in just a few hours from now. The company had revealed almost everything about the vehicle yesterday except for the pricing that will be out today. So sit back and enjoy the proceedings as we take you through the new Octavia including its history and the story behind its name.

    The new fourth-generation Skoda Octavia looks sharper and more aggressive than before. Moreover, it is bigger, better, and loaded with more & better features up to the brim that make it more desirable than before.