Skoda is expected to announce the new Octavia in India this year as a source has mentioned that the company is planning for a June 2017 launch.

The new facelift version has started selling in various countries and mostly features exterior changed. There is a revised butterfly grille, a redesigned bumper with wide intake with new foglamps, and an updated LED-powered taillight cluster. This makes the sedan look more aggressive than before.

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The new version will continue to carry the same engine configurations that are present in the current generation Octavia. Which means a 1.4 TSI petrol, 1.8 TSI petrol and a 2.0 TDI diesel available with a 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG automatic and 7-speed DSG automatic transmissions.

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The company is also expected to launch the Octavia vRS in India around the festive season of Diwali. This will feature a 2.0-litre TSI engine with 230 bhp. This allows it to go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 6.7 seconds and offers a top speed of 250 kmph.

The interiors of the car are expected to remain the same. While the new Octavia features a new 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system in international markets, the Indian version will get the same equipment as the current generation that is being sold in India.

Publish date: March 14, 2017 5:42 pm| Modified date: March 14, 2017 6:03 pm

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