|Variants||Ex-Showroom Price||Select to Compare|
| Ambition 2.0 TDI MT
1968 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.6 kmpl
|`17.9 Lac* Get On Road Price||
| Ambition 2.0 TDI AT
1968 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.3 kmpl
|`18.6 Lac* Get On Road Price||
| Elegance 2.0 TDI AT
1968 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.3 kmpl
|`20.6 Lac* Get On Road Price||
| Ambition 1.4 TSI MT
1395 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.8 kmpl
|`16.3 Lac* Get On Road Price||
| Elegance 1.8 TSI AT
1798 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 14.7 kmpl
|`19.7 Lac* Get On Road Price||
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
|Ambition 2.0 TDI MT||Diesel||1968cc
||17.3||20.6||141bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Ambition 2.0 TDI AT||1968cc
||17.1||19.3||141bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Elegance 2.0 TDI AT||1968cc
||17.1||19.3||141bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Ambition 1.4 TSI MT||Petrol||1395cc
||13.4||16.8||138.03bhp @ 4500-6000rpm|
|Elegance 1.8 TSI AT||1798cc
||11.3||14.7||177.5bhp @ 5100-6200rpm|
March 10, 2015: Skoda India has launched a limited period Octavia Zeal edition in the country. The Zeal edition looks radically different compared to the stock offering. It gets sporty all-black interiors featuring opulent Alcantara leather seats and black door trims. Earlier last month, the Czech Automaker has announced a new hotter special version of the already burning RS TSI - RS 230. This version debuted at on-going 85th Geneva Motor Show. The RS special edition’s market launch is set for June 2015 in Europe. Speaking of the Indian launch, this company in India has not hinted towards the introduction of vRS range in India as of now, although they used to sell their hotter vRS cars in India earlier.
This company in India is a fully owned subsidiary of the Czech Republic automaker Skoda, which has firmly established itself in the country's car market. It is known for making some classy vehicles and among them Octavia is one of their charming and luxurious sedan. The company has recently launched Zeal Edition versions in the market with quite a few interior features that further adds to its elegance. It is available with all petrol and diesel trim levels. The list of additional aspects include a black internal cabin, which features Alcantara leather seats, black dashboard along with black door trims. There is no mechanical changes to the Zeal Edition range and it will be available for a limited period only. This sedan is being sold with a choice of manual as well as automatic transmission gear box for the buyers to choose from. The 1.4-litre petrol mill comes with a displacement capacity of 1395cc. It is based on a DOHC (dual overhead camshaft) valve configuration. It has the ability of churning out a maximum power and torque output of 138.08bhp and 250Nm respectively. While the automatic petrol variant has a 1.8-litre motor that generates a peak power of 177.6bhp in combination with a torque output of 250Nm. On the other hand, the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel mill has 4-cylinders and 16 valves as well. It can produce a maximum power of 141.1bhp and yields a commanding torque output of 320Nm, which is rather good for Indian road conditions. The car maker has fitted all its wheels with sturdy disc brakes and enhanced this braking mechanism with ABS and electronic brake force distribution. The suspension system comprise a front McPherson strut and the rear one has a compound link crank axle. Whereas the Elegance petrol variant has its rear axle assembled with a multi element axle, which keeps the vehicle rigid at all times. This sedan has an aerodynamic body structure, which is fitted with a a lot of remarkable aspects and that enhances its overall appearance. The frontage looks aggressive with a chrome radiator grille and a well designed headlight cluster. The side profile is elegantly designed with with a stylish set of alloy wheels and outside rear view mirrors. The rear end too includes a few notable aspects like a radiant tail light cluster, body colored bumper and a couple of fog lamps. At the same time, the company has given this stylish sedan a best in class interior and a lot of innovative comfort features, which gives the occupants an enjoyable driving experience. The roomy cabin is designed brilliantly and includes a lot of chrome inserts that gives it a classy look. It is blessed with an advanced audio unit with 5.8 inch LCD TFT color display. It supports MEDIA-IN input for USB, auxiliary audio input and iPod connectivity and has a total of eight speakers. Other aspects in the cabin include height adjustable driver's seat, automatic air conditioning unit in the top end trim, leather wrapped steering wheel, tinted windows, front sun visor with vanity mirror, 12V power socket on center console and a few other features. In terms of safety, the company has loaded it with a number of aspects that offers maximum protection to its occupants. Some of the key features include electronic stability program, multi collision braking, dual front airbags, seat belt pretensioners for front seats, dual tone warning horn, rough road package and remote control opening and closing of windows. It is presently available in the market in six exciting body paint options to choose from. This vehicle gives a tough competition to Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze and others in this segment. The company offers it with a two year unlimited mileage warranty along with a three year warranty for paint work defects. In addition to these, it offers a six year protection for perforation corrosion of the body work. This warranty period can be further extended at an extra cost.
The external appearance of this classy sedan series is simply eye-catching and it is loaded with some interesting aspects, which gives it a captivating look. Starting with the front fascia, it has a wide windscreen with a couple of intermittent wipers integrated to it. The bold radiator grille looks quite aggressive and includes vertically positioned slats that have a thick chrome surround. The slanted hood is embedded with a prominent company logo. The well designed headlight cluster of high end trim features bi-xenon headlamps along with LED day time running lights. However, the base and mid range variants are available with powerful halogen headlamps and side turn indicators. Besides these, the Ambition trim includes halogen day time running lights that further enhances the look of its frontage. The body colored bumper is fitted with a wide air dam that allows better air intake and cools the engine in no time. This is further surrounded by a pair of fog lamps that adds to the visibility. The sleek bonnet appears stylish with a few visible character lines on it. Its side profile is designed attractively and includes features like body colored door handles and ORVMs. Its b-pillars are in black finish, while chrome finish window sill enhances its look. The external rear view mirrors are further integrated with side turn indicators. These are electrically adjustable and comes with heating as well as memory functions. The wheel arches of entry level variants are blessed with a set of 16-inch Velorum alloy wheels, while the rest of them are fitted with a set of 16-inch Minoris alloy wheels. This stunning sedan has a decent looking rear end, which includes a radiant tail light cluster and body colored bumper. Its curvy boot lid is embossed with a thick chrome slat and variant badging. It also has a couple of fog lamps, boot lid with company's emblem and a windshield with defogger that completes the look of its rear profile.
The automaker has designed this sedan with an overall length of 4659mm along with a width of 1814mm including the outside rear view mirrors. It has a decent height of 1476mm, while its minimum ground clearance comes to 155mm. The wheelbase of this vehicle is about 2688mm that is quite impressive.
Editor's take : Skoda has revived the interior styling of the Octavia and we like the way the instrument panel has been design. The space is sufficient and even the boot is extra large.
The insides of this sedan series are incredibly lavish and designed in Ivory color upholstery. The Active variant comes with silver accentuated center console and door trims, while other variants have wood finished center console and door trims. Its dual tone (Onyx and Ivory) dashboard is equipped with a few features like AC vents, a lockable glove box with cooling effect, an advanced instrument panel and a leather wrapped steering wheel. These are integrated with adjustable head restraints. It has a couple of 12V power socket for charging electronic devices. The manufacturer has integrated it with a lot of utility based aspects for convenience of the occupants. These aspects are illuminated luggage compartment with rear parcel shelf, remote fuel lid opener, two foldable roof handles, sun visors with vanity mirror, front seat back pockets, sun glass holder and so on. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are covered with premium leather upholstery. The rear seat comes with split foldable facility, which helps in increasing the boot volume of car. Apart from these, the recently launched Zeal Edition comes with an elegant black internal cabin that gives it a classy look. It includes a stylish black dashboard with quite a few features, black door trims and Alcantara leather seats, which gives a plush feel while traveling.
Editor's take : The acceleration produced by the Octavia 1.8-litre petrol is phenomenal. The diesel too has good power to offer.
With the help of a six speed manual transmission gear box, the turbocharged diesel mill propels the vehicle to attain a top speed of 210 Kmph. While it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in lose to 12.5 seconds from a standstill. At the same time, the same engine, which is coupled with a six speed DSG transmission gear box enables it to deliver a maximum speed of 200 Kmph and can take 11.07 seconds for crossing the speed mark of 100 Kmph. The manual petrol versions can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph in 10.98 seconds and achieves a maximum speed that range between 210 to 220 Kmph. Whereas the top speed attained by its automatic petrol trim is approximately 225 Kmph and it crosses the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in just 9.7 seconds.
Editor's take : The engines on offer and the performance of them is brilliant, especially the 1.8-litre petrol We love the way, this engine performs.
As said above, this sedan series is available in two petrol and a diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. The 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol engine comes with liquid cooling system and it has the ability of displacing 1395cc. It can churn out a power of 138.08bhp at 4500 - 6000rpm along with 250Nm of peak torque between 1500 to 3500rpm. This power plant is skillfully mated with a fully synchronized six speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. The Elegance trim is powered by a 1.8-litre petrol mill, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1798cc. It is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. This motor can produce 177.5bhp of power between 5100 to 5000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 250Nm at just 1250 to 5000rpm. It is skilfully coupled with a seven speed DSG automatic transmission gear box with triptronic manual gear changing function. On the other hand, the diesel variants are fitted with a 2.0-litre power plant, which has turbocharger with self aligning blade and liquid cooling system. It comes with high pressure direct injection system, which can displace 1968cc. This motor can churn out a maximum power output of 141.04bhp at 4000rpm in combination with 320Nm of peak torque in the range of 1750 to 3000rpm. The Active and Ambition (manual) variants are paired with a six speed fully synchronized manual gear box. While the engine of Ambition/Elegance (automatic) trims are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels.
Editor's take : The Skodas have been known for the fuel efficiency of their diesel engines and now the 1.4-litre petrol introduced is also fuel efficient.
The 1.4-litre petrol mill is capable of returning a maximum mileage of 16.8 Kmpl on the highways, while 12.5 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions. At the same time, the 1.8-litre TSI turbocharged motor can give 14.7 Kmpl on expressways and about 10 Kmpl within the city. On the other hand, the manual diesel variant can produce a peak mileage of 20.6 Kmpl, whereas the automatic version can give away around 19.3 Kmpl, when driven on bigger roads.
Editor's take : The power produced by the Octavia petrol and diesel mills is good and sufficient in real world or even on paper.
The 1395cc petrol motor has the ability to produce a peak power of 138.1bhp in the range of 4500 to 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 250Nm between 1500 and 3500rpm. Whereas the 1798cc petrol mill can generate a power of 177.53bhp at 5100-6200rpm along with 250Nm of torque output at just 1250-5000rpm. Meanwhile, its diesel engine can churn out a 141.1bhp at 4000rpm and yields a commanding torque output of 320Nm that ranges between 1750 and 3000rpm.
Editor's take : The Skoda Octavia comes loaded with an in-built Bolero or Swing music system, depending on the version. There are xenon headlamps, LED DRLs and loads of other brownies on offer.
The company has bestowed this model series with an advanced audio player music system, which comes with Bluetooth connectivity and touchscreen display. It also has 5.8 inch TFT color touchscreen display and eight speakers. This music system supports USB interface, auxiliary port, i-Pod connectivity, SD/MMC data card reader, CD/MP3 player and Bluetooth connectivity as well . Apart from the base variant, it has a multifunctional steering wheel, which supports audio and call control buttons. It has proximity sensor for central infotainment system. The top end variant equipped with a panoramic sun roof, which has a bounce back function. Apart from these, the owners can also customize the vehicle from several features like navigation system, curtain airbags, rear view camera, rear seat entertainment, floor mats, illuminated scuff plates, body graphics, alloy wheels, door sill covers, decorative strip for front bumper, rear boot spoiler, decorative covers for ORVMs, smart phone holder, rubber floor mats, mud flaps, car cooling box and first aid box.
Editor's take : The braking and handling of the Octavia is typical Skoda. It is a joy to drive it around bends and brakes bite hard.
This sedan is blessed with a vacuum assisted hydraulic dual diagonal circuit braking along with dual rate system. Its front wheels are fitted with disc brakes, which also has inner cooling function with piston calipers. While the rear wheels are equipped with a set of solid disc brakes. It is further assisted by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. On the other hand, the front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut with lower triangular bar links and torsion stabilizer, while its rear gets compound link crank axle type of mechanism. At the same time, the rear axle of Elegance 1.8 TSI trim is fitted with multi element axle, which has one longitudinal and three transverse links with torsion stabilizer. The Ambition and Elegance variants are incorporated with anti slip regulation and electronic stability control, which keeps vehicle well balanced. It has a direct rack and pinion steering with electro mechanic power steering system, which is speed sensitive and makes handling easier. This tilt and telescopic steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 10.4 meters.
Editor's take : Skoda has loaded the Octavia with several features like airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP depending on the variant you procure.
This luxurious sedan series has a number of protective aspects, which gives the occupants a stress free driving experience. The Active variant is equipped with dual front airbags, whereas other gets side and curtain airbags too, which maximizes the safety quotient. The company has given 3-point seat belt for all passengers along with two ISOFIX child seat preparations. The front seat belts come with pretensioner and load limiter as well. Apart from these, this sedan is incorporated with remote control with foldable key, central locking system, acoustic warning signal for overrun speed, door open indicator, rough road package, under body protective cover, tyre pressure monitoring, park distance control and several other aspects. For enhancing the stability of the vehicle, the Ambition and Elegance trims are equipped with electronic stability control and multi collision braking (MKB) system. In addition to these, it is equipped with automatically dimming interior rear view mirror, rear windscreen defogger with timer, adaptive front light system (for elegance trim only), ASR (anti slip regulation) along with MSR (motor speed regulation) and EDL (electronic differential lock). This sedan has an advanced engine immobilizer with floating code, which prevents the vehicle from theft and unauthorized entry. It is also offering with with security code for central infotainment system.
The wheel arches of its Active trim are fitted with an elegant set of 16 inch 'Velorum' alloy wheels, while other variants get a classy set of 'Minoris' alloy wheels. These rims are further covered with 205/55 R16 sized tubeless radial tyres. The company ha also given a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre.
1. Lavish internal cabin with comfortable seating arrangement.
2. Available with both manual and automatic transmissions.
3. Boot compartment is quite spacious.
4. Innovative comfort and safety aspects adds to the advantage.
5. Exterior style and appearance is attractive.
1. Entry level trim lacks many significant aspects.
2. Authorized service stations need to increase.
3. Harshness and noise of diesel engine can be reduced.
4. Fuel economy of the petrol engine is very poor.
5. High cost of ownership and maintenance is a big minus.
|Ambition 2.0 TDI MT |
|Ambition 2.0 TDI AT |
|Elegance 2.0 TDI AT |
|Ambition 1.4 TSI MT |
|Elegance 1.8 TSI AT |