The Skoda Octavia is a sedan offering from the Czech carmaker. It comes with a 1.4-litre petrol, 1.8-litre petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine. While the 1.8-litre petrol engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission, the 1.4-litre petrol comes with 6-speed manual gearbox. It measures 4,695 mm in length, 1,814 mm in width and 1,476 mm in height. The fuel tank capacity on all versions is 50 litres and the boot has a volume of 590 litres. In terms of safety, the Skoda Octavia is offered with front dual airbags, side airbags engine immobiliser as standard on all variants while the higher variants also have curtain airbags, traction control, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assistant)
Elegant dual tone interior
ABS and 4 airbags are standard which add to the safety quotient
Electronic Differential Lock improves handling while negotiating tight corners
The Skoda Octavia sedan measures 4,659 mm in length, 1,814 mm in width and 1,476 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,688 mm and a ground clearance of 155 mm. The front houses a dual headlamp unit with projector beams and fog lamps are mounted in the bumpers. The rear also gets fog lamps in the tail lamp unit itself. Boot space is at 590 litres which is ample and can be increased to 1,580 litres by folding the second row recline. The Skoda Octavia also has body coloured ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), headlamp leveling, blackened out B and C pillars and a rear defogger.
The Skoda Octavia sports a black and beige combination to offer an airy aura. Along with this, the Skoda Octavia has a chrome package, driver seat height adjustment, driver vanity mirror, steering mounted audio and cruise controls, electronically adjustable and foldable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors). The higher variants of the Skoda Octavia are offered with automatic climate control.
The Skoda Octavia is powered by a 1.4 litre petrol, a 1.8 litre petrol and a 2.0 litre diesel engine. The 1.4 litre petrol engine generates 149 hp of power at from 4,500 rpm to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. The 1.8 litre petrol, which comes only in an automatic transmission variant, produces 179 hp of power at from 5,100 rpm to 6,200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,250 rpm to 5,000 rpm. The 2.0 litre TDI diesel engine churns out 142 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 320 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm to 3,000 rpm.
The Skoda Octavia has a 6 speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission which is available on the 1.8 litre powered option of the sedan. The diesel engine gets a 7 speed automatic as well as a 6 speed manual transmission . The 1.4 litre petrol comes with a 6 speed manual transmission. All transmissions are tuned for the right balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
The Skoda Octavia has six airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and HBA (Hydraulic Braking Assist), traction control, electronic differential lock and Multi-Collision Braking on all variants. In addition to this, the top end Style Plus variant also has a tyre pressure monitoring system.
The Skoda Octavia has a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.7 km/l for the 1.4 litre petrol engine options and the 1.8-litre petrol diesel engine options deliver 14.8 km/l. The diesel engine options have a fuel efficiency of 20.6 km/l for the manual transmission option and 19.3 km/l for the automatic transmission options.