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Key Specs of Skoda Octavia

Mileage (upto)21.0 kmpl
Engine (upto)1984 cc
Service CostRs.7,484/yr

Octavia Latest Update

Latest Update: Skoda has launched the Octavia Corporate Edition. Price starts from Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). Read more on this here.

Skoda Octavia Variants & Price: Skoda Octavia is available in three variants: Ambition, Style and L&K, priced from Rs 15.99 lakh to Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India).

Skoda Octavia Engines: The Octavia is available with three engines to choose from. A 1.4-litre TSI petrol that makes 150PS of power and 250Nm of peak torque, a 1.8-litre TSI petrol with 180PS and 250Nm and a 2.0-litre diesel unit good enough for 143PS and 320Nm. The 1.4-litre petrol engine comes paired with a 6-speed manual transmission only, while the bigger petrol engine can be had with a 7-speed DSG automatic only. The 2.0-litre diesel engine, on the other hand, can be had with both 6-speed MT and 6-speed DSG automatic.

Skoda Octavia features: The Octavia gets up to eight airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors and tyre pressure monitoring system for safety.

Other features on offer include a panoramic sunroof, auto LED headlamps with DRLs, rain sensing wipers, 12-way adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Canton sound system, 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, reverse parking sensors with camera and hands-free parking.

Skoda Octavia Rivals: The Octavia takes on likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic.

Skoda Octavia price list (Variants)

Corporate Edition Petrol1395 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.7 kmplRs.15.49 Lakh*
1.4 TSI MT Ambition1395 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.7 kmplRs.16.0 Lakh*
Corporate Edition Diesel1968 cc, Manual, Diesel, 21.0 kmplRs.16.99 Lakh*
2.0 TDI MT Ambition1968 cc, Manual, Diesel, 21.0 kmplRs.18.0 Lakh*
1.4 TSI MT Style1395 cc, Manual, Petrol, 16.7 kmplRs.19.0 Lakh*
1.8 TSI AT Style1798 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 15.1 kmplRs.20.6 Lakh*
2.0 TDI MT Style1968 cc, Manual, Diesel, 21.0 kmplRs.20.8 Lakh*
2.0 TDI AT Style1968 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.5 kmplRs.23.0 Lakh*
1.8 TSI AT L K1798 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 15.1 kmplRs.23.6 Lakh*
2.0 TDI AT L K1968 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.5 kmplRs.26.0 Lakh*
RS1984 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 14.45 kmplRs.27.0 Lakh*
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Skoda Octavia Review

Having sold more than five million units in two decades, the Octavia is Skoda’s bread and butter model globally. On sale in the county since the first-gen model, India has been one of its prime markets and manufacturing hubs. 

The stakes are high when you have to come up with a mid-cycle refresh or facelift of your bestselling model. And when Skoda unveiled the third-gen Octavia facelift in late 2016, it quickly divided opinions about its older Mercedes-Benz E-Class-like split headlights. But as they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. Here’s what has changed and carried over in the updated model of one of the most popular nameplates of the D-segment.    

With this facelift, Skoda has worked to iron out a few wrinkles in the third-gen Octavia’s packaging. It always had potent powertrain options and a lengthy list of class-leading features. Surprisingly, Skoda has added more luxuries from the Euro-spec facelift model, which are unheard of in the segment. In fact, features like hands-free parking and the new big screen infotainment system are not even offered in the Skoda Superb as well. As SUVs/crossovers are eating into the sales of these D-segment sedans nowadays, they need to lure customers with over-the-top features, and the 2017 Octavia has got that double ticked!

Skoda is also actively working to enhance its after sales service, which had a few loose ends earlier. It offers up to four-year additional warranty and economically priced four-year all-inclusive periodic maintenance package. There's a MySkoda app as well, which aims to make the overall service experience more transparent. This will surely help in clearing the mindset about its aftersales and in turn, improving the sales.

The GST is all set to go in action from July, which will make cars like these slightly more affordable. The 2017 Octavia facelift might be priced lower than the previous model, and this, perhaps, will singlehandedly become the USP of the updated model. We expect pricing for the updated sedan to begin from just about Rs 15 lakh (the outgoing model is priced just below Rs 16 lakh) and go up to Rs 22 lakh.


As the Octavia is a sought-after model in Skoda’s line-up globally, it was expected that the facelift of the current model will bring subtle stylistic changes along with new goodies to keep the product competitive. And that is exactly what has happened with the 2017 Octavia. There’s an air of subtlety in its aesthetic makeover.  

However, its 'double headlamps' have certainly altered the appearance of the front fascia compared to the pre-facelift model, which was rather on the conventional side. Perhaps, one thing is definite that its split headlamps may not be to everyone's taste. On the ‘brighter’ side, in the very literal meaning of the word, the updated Octavia gets full-LED headlamps over the Bi-xenon ones of the pre-facelift model. The new units, of course, have higher performance and are more energy efficient as well. The fog lamps are halogen and also feature cornering function. 

But I feel that its new look will eventually grow with time; it takes a bit to settle in. Frankly, it has grown on me over the course of my short stint with the updated model. The inner units of the headlamps, which appear as a part of the grille, make the Skoda’s butterfly grille look wider than it actually is. Thus, in turn, providing a wider stance to its front profile.  

The redesigned bumper with a relatively larger air dam and a chrome applique compliment the pseudo width that the grille and headlight arrangement imparts. Incidentally, the split headlamps of the Octavia put it in line with Skoda’s new SUVs, the Kodiaq and the recently revealed Karoq!   

The sides remain identical to the previous model, save for the new set of 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. Look meticulously and you’ll find that the rear fenders are marginally wider to accommodate the increased rear track (read about it in the Ride and Handling section). But this change is hard to notice to the untrained eye. 

The changes at the rear are quite limited compared to the front. Though the tail lamps retain the same shape, the new LED graphics (Skoda’s regular ‘C’ shape) and the 3D design of the revised units make the rear look sharper than before. 

The updated rear bumper gets more streamlined featuring rectangular reflectors. And its new middle crease line makes the Octavia look less rear heavy. 

In terms of colours on offer, the 2017 Octavia discontinues three out of the six colours offered with the pre-facelift model, including the amazing 'Race Blue'. There's an addition of a new shade, Quartz Grey, which you can see in the images. 

Exterior Comparison

Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla AltisSkoda Octavia
Length (mm)4570mm4620mm4670mm
Width (mm)1800mm1775mm1814mm
Height (mm)1465mm1475mm1476mm
Ground Clearance (mm)167mm175mm155mm
Wheel Base (mm)2700mm2700mm2688mm
Kerb Weight (kg)-1310kg1395kg

Boot Space Comparison

Hyundai ElantraToyota Corolla AltisSkoda Octavia


It was the third-gen Octavia’s interior which served as a base for the current crop of Skodas, including the all-new Superb. The layout of the dashboard is free of clutter, which will certainly go on for a few more years until the fourth-gen arrives. What Skoda has actually done with the updated model is plug a few gaps. 

It features the same dual-tone theme, but the lighter colour gets a subtly different shade (same for the upholstery). Then there are new glossy black inserts around the climate control unit and the gearshift knob. The door trims now feature brushed aluminium finish instead of faux wood. All these additions make the cabin look plusher than the previous model.

As is the case with VW Group’s facelifts, the Octavia gets the German conglomerate’s latest infotainment system. It is a glass-encased unit with a capacitive touch display. There are capacitive touch buttons as well, which makes the bigger 8-inch screen look larger than it actually is. 

Like before, MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support are present and it also has built-in navigation. The touch works flawlessly just like our smartphones and features crisp graphics as well. The upcoming India-bound Kodiaq also features an identical unit as well as the Karoq. Eventually, Skoda will replace the Superb’s 6.5-inch unit (available with the pre-facelift Octavia) with the same as well.      

The Octavia was Skoda's first vehicle to be based on VW’s famed MQB platform, which later spun out the Superb, Kodiaq and the Karoq. The MQB platform’s prime goal was to maximise interior space, while keeping the vehicle relatively lightweight. Thanks to its underpinnings the Octavia has larger footprints than two of its arch rivals, the Corolla and the Elantra, which results in a roomy cabin. 

Since there are no dimensional changes with this facelift, the cabin remains spacious as ever. However, the under thigh support of the rear seat could have been improved compared to the pre-facelift model. The rear AC vents aid to keep the cabin cool, but there is still no blower control for the rear vents. 

The Octavia’s notchback design makes its cavernous boot space of 590 litres a tad more practical. Further, the rear seat is nearly flat-folding, liberating more space, and it also has a 60:40 split function as always.  


The updated Octavia has quite a few new party tricks up its sleeve! It now comes with hands-free parking. You just have to brake and accelerate, while it steers itself in a parallel or a perpendicular parking spot. Cool?

Interestingly, this tech made its debut with the Octavia in India and is not available in the Superb as of now. 

There’s a new ambient lighting on offer as well with multi colour option (10 colours to choose from) similar to the Superb.

It has thin LED strips that run on the upper edge of the door trims. 

It also pampers its chauffeur-driven owners with an app-based control of the new infotainment system, BossConnect via Skoda Media Command app, which really comes in handy compared to the rear armrest-based controls in most of its rivals. It is a basic app which lets you quickly browse through the available FM stations, streaming music and sharing playlists along with setting locations through car’s built-in navigation.  

Finally, there are two new fast-charging USB ports for the rear passengers, which also connect to the car's infotainment unit. 


All the three engine options of the Octavia remain unaltered with this facelift in India. And that is not a bad thing since the third-gen model offered potent yet frugal motors. All the three engines are direct-injected and turbocharged and are mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6/7-speed DSG (dual-clutch automatic). 

The petrol range starts with the 1.4-litre TSI motor, which puts out 150PS and 250Nm and comes only with a 6-speed manual. It also has a range-topping 1.8-litre TSI petrol, which offers a blistering 180PS and 250Nm and is coupled to a 7-speed DSG. The Octavia 1.8-litre TSI is the most powerful sedan in its class and it excels by a large margin. The torque figure is identical to 1.4-litre TSI because the 7-speed DSG is rated for 250Nm. 

The mainstay motor in the Octavia’s line-up is the 2.0-litre TDI diesel, which puts out a healthy 143PS and 320Nm and comes with an option of a 6-speed DSG or a 6-speed manual. The fuel efficiency of all the three motors remains identical with a little improvement. The 1.4-litre TSI is rated at 16.7kmpl, the 1.8-litre TSI delivers 15.1kmpl and the diesel Octavia delivers 21 and 19.5kmpl for its manual and DSG variants, respectively.  

Performance Comparison (Diesel)

Toyota Corolla AltisHyundai ElantraSkoda Octavia
Torque (Nm)205Nm@1800-2800rpm259.88Nm@1900-2750rpm320Nm@1750-3000rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1364 cc1582 cc1968 cc
Top Speed (kmph)170 Kmph191 Kmph205 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)11.8 Seconds9.35 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1270kg-1395kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)21.43kmpl18.23kmpl19.5kmpl
Power Weight Ratio68.33bhp/ton-101.0bhp/ton

Performance Comparison (Petrol)

Toyota Corolla AltisHyundai ElantraSkoda Octavia
Torque (Nm)173Nm@4000rpm192.2Nm@4000rpm250Nm@1250-5000rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1798 cc1999 cc1798 cc
Top Speed (kmph)200 Kmph210 Kmph220 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)11.46 Seconds8 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1310kg-1376kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)14.28kmpl14.62kmpl15.1kmpl
Power Weight Ratio105.3bhp/ton-128.6bhp/ton

Ride and Handling 

The updated model comes with a slightly tweaked rear suspension setup for the 1.8-litre petrol and the 2.0-litre diesel to improve handling and ride quality. The former gets a 30mm wider rear track (distance between the wheels on the same axle) for its reworked multi-link rear suspension. The diesel, on the other hand, gets a 20mm increase, but features a torsion beam setup (non-independent). The Octavia is the only car in this segment to feature an independent rear suspension setup with its 1.8-litre petrol variant (check out the image below). This model gets an independent rear suspension for relatively better road manners because it has a wide power advantage of 30 and 40PS compared to the base petrol and diesel versions, respectively.  

The Skoda Octavia is known to offer one of the best ride and handling packages in the segment since the first-gen model. The third-gen sedan stepped up its game, thanks to its MQB underpinning. And the updated 2017 model carries over the same traits. It feels sure-footed for most of the times with certainly the least body roll in its class. 

The 2.0-litre diesel, which we were mostly driving, is a gem of a motor, and is found under majority of cars under VW Group. The torque builds up from as early as 1700rpm and maxes out at 3000rpm, so you get a healthy range with minimal lag to potter around in the city or flex its muscle on the highway. Though at idle the cabin is absolutely silent, the engine gets a little audible as the rev climbs. That said, this is the only downside of this 2.0-litre diesel that we can find, and we are nit-picking here, because just put on its amazing sound system (eight-speaker system) and the little diesel humming fades away!  

The steering, light at city speeds, weighs up nicely as the speed builds up, with adequate feedback. However, a little more connected feel would have been appreciated. If you're looking for a sporty drive, pick the 1.8-litre petrol, which is a cracker of a motor. This variant feels more planted and offers a slightly better ride as well with its exclusive independent rear suspension setup. The shifts in the 1.8-litre petrol are also faster by a slight margin compared to the diesel, but they are evident. Otherwise, the 2.0-litre TDI fits the bill most of the times. All in all, the 2017 Octavia still retains the fun-to-drive character it is known for!


The third-gen Octavia had a strong suite of safety features in the country and the 2017 model continues to offer the same. It comes with a total of eight airbags (dual-front, front and rear side along with curtain airbags). The dual-front and front side airbags are standard as before. 

In terms of braking tech, it gets ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) and hydraulic brake assist. Also on offer are ASR (anti-slip regulation), MSR (motor speed regulation), EDL (electronic differential lock) and MKB (multi-collision braking), which are an extension and parts of its ESC (electronic stability control) and traction control systems. There's tyre pressure monitoring as well.



Like before, the 2017 Octavia facelift is available with three variants to choose from. However, it now has two range-topping models. Earlier it had Ambition, Ambition Plus and Style Plus. Now, it comes with Ambition, Style and Style Plus. 

Pros & Cons of Skoda Octavia

Things We Like

  • Well loaded – full-LED headlamps with daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, 8-inch capacitive touchscreen, among others
  • Features like hands-free parking and the new 8-inch infotainment system are not even offered in the Skoda Superb
  • Caters to a wide range of customers from chauffeur-driven to enthusiasts with its drivetrain options and suspension setups
  • Advanced directed-injected and turbocharged engines with complementing manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission options
  • Classic European build quality and ride and handling

Things We Don't Like

  • Independent rear suspension setup is limited to 1.8 TSI only
  • Rivals offer better under-thigh support at the rear
  • Extremely light-coloured interior which will get soiled easily
  • Most feel-good features are limited to top-end variants only
  • The diesel is a bit louder for its segment

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Skoda Octavia

    Full-LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs

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    Hands-free parking 

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    Panoramic sunroof

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    Large 8-inch capacitive touchscreen infotainment system

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    Looks good, the only discomfort is the mileage of the car which seems to be very low when compared to its rival Honda Civic.

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    I would suggest taking a test drive of Skoda Octavia the 2.0 diesel and you will know the ride quality of the car, it feels like a premium.

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    On: Feb 16, 2019 | 66 Views
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    Skoda brand car is my childhood dream car whenever I think to buy a car for myself, I will buy Skoda brand only, this brand is super dupper beast yr love it and like it.

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Skoda Octavia Mileage

The claimed ARAI mileage: Skoda Octavia Diesel is 21.0 kmpl | Skoda Octavia Petrol is 16.7 kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage for the automatic variants: Skoda Octavia Diesel is 19.5 kmpl | Skoda Octavia Petrol is 15.1 kmpl.

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
DieselManual21.0 kmpl
DieselAutomatic19.5 kmpl
PetrolManual16.7 kmpl
PetrolAutomatic15.1 kmpl

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  • Magic Black
    Magic Black
  • Quartz Grey
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  • Candy White
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Linda Peters
Aug 31, 2017 11:45:57 PM

Hi, I am Linda Peters., Go ahead with Toyota Corolla Altis. Better performance and features. Spare parts availability and maintenance cost is better in comparison .cardekho which car would you suggest between elantra , jetta or the new octavia. visit link here-http://onedaytop.com/expand-twitter-followers/

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    CDaccount CarDekho
    Jan 9, 2016 1:03:35 PM

    Hi Vishal, Go ahead with Toyota Corolla Altis. Better performance and features. Spare parts availability and maintenance cost is better in comparison to VW Jetta and Skoda Octavia.

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      CDaccount CarDekho
      Jan 9, 2016 1:03:14 PM

      Hi Sharath, Go ahead with Toyota Corolla Altis. Better performance and features. Spare parts availability and maintenance cost is better in comparison to VW Jetta and Skoda Octavia.

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        Skoda Octavia Price in India

        CityOn-Road Price
        MumbaiRs. 18.73 - 32.04 Lakh
        BangaloreRs. 19.25 - 33.24 Lakh
        ChennaiRs. 18.65 - 31.45 Lakh
        HyderabadRs. 18.5 - 31.71 Lakh
        PuneRs. 18.19 - 32.02 Lakh
        KolkataRs. 17.18 - 28.82 Lakh
        KochiRs. 18.64 - 31.42 Lakh
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