Skoda has officially launched the 2017 Octavia facelift in India at prices starting from Rs. 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The 2017 model is a mid-life facelift of the third-generation Octavia. The Octavia has always been an important car for Skoda, as it was the first product to be launched under the brand in the Indian market. As a result, Skoda has pinned high hopes on the facelift to boost Octavia’s sales numbers in the country.
The updated model will get some cosmetic changes on the outside and a few feature additions on the inside. However, it remains mechanically identical to the regular model, except a wider rear track that helps in enhancing high-speed stability.
The Octavia is currently in its third-generation. Skoda brought the first-gen Octavia in India in 2001. It was the first model to be introduced under the Skoda brand in the country. The first-gen model instantly managed to find a cult fan following in the Indian market, thanks to its fun to drive engines and tank-like build quality. The Octavia hit a sweet spot with sales clocking around 800 units per month.
The facelifted model has been introduced to regain customer attention and give the sales a boost. The third-gen Octavia was launched in India in 2013. It started off well with sales touching the 400 units mark in the initial months. However, with increased competition from the Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra, the Octavia’s monthly sales slowly tumbled down and settled around the 200 unit mark.
With the 2017 facelift, Skoda is trying to enliven the Octavia’s package once again and thus give the sedan a boost in monthly sales.
2017 Skoda Octavia facelift price in India
The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift comes with three engine options and three trim levels. Prices of the 1.4L variants start at Rs. 15.49 lakh, while the 1.8L models are pegged from 18.59 lakh. If you wish to go for the more practical diesel engine option, you will need to shell out anything from Rs. 16.89 lakh to Rs. 22.89 lakh. It must be noted that all these prices are applicable across India, without any state-wise changes.
|2017 Octavia Petrol||Ex-showroom, India|
|Ambition 1.4 TSI MT||Rs 15.49 lakh|
|Style 1.4 TSI MT||Rs 17.49 lakh|
|Style 1.8 TSI AT||Rs 18.59 lakh|
|Style Plus 1.8 TSI AT||Rs 20.89 lakh|
|2017 Octavia Diesel||Ex-showroom, India|
|Ambition 2.0 TDI CR MT||Rs 16.89 lakh|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR MT||Rs 18.95 lakh|
|Style 2.0 TDI CR AT||Rs 20.49 lakh|
|Style Plus 2.0 TDI CR AT TSI AT||Rs 22.89 lakh|
Skoda Octavia 2017 facelift bookings
Bookings for the updated model have started at all Skoda dealerships across India. Booking amount for the Octavia facelift has been pegged at Rs. 25,000.
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New Skoda Octavia 2017 facelift specifications
|Engine||1.4L TSI & 1.8L TSI||2.0L TDI|
|Power||148 bhp & 177 bhp||141 bhp|
|Torque||250 Nm||320 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed AT & 6-speed MT||7-speed AT|
New Skoda Octavia 2017 Facelift changes
- New quad-headlight setup with LED illumination
- Redesigned front and rear bumpers
- New touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and rear camera
- Ambient lighting with 10 colour options
- New 16-inch alloy wheels
- New 3-spoke steering wheel
Skoda Octavia facelift 2017 colours
The Octavia facelift is available in a total of four colour options – Candy White Uni, Quartz Grey Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic and Magic Black Metallic.
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design
The Skoda Octavia facelift has some really fun to drive engine setups, while the DSG automatic gearboxes too are a joy to use. The interiors are spacious but come out to be a bit bland. Meanwhile, there are plenty of features on offer to justify the price tag.