Battle of sedans: Skoda Octavia vs Volkswagen Jetta

Thursday 07 November 2013, 10:32 AM by

For car lovers who want a comparison between D-segment cars, Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia are the perfect names. There is a lot that needs to be looked into before making choosing one over the other. From the family of Volkswagen, a German car maker, Jetta is a sedan segment that comes in both diesel and petrol variants. Though the price of this vehicle is considerably high but monthly sales of Volkswagen Jetta have increased tremendously, sources have claimed. The efficiency of this car is so remarkable that it has been awarded as the “World Engine of the Year”, the tag of which is fitted under the hood of Jetta.

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Battle of sedans: Skoda Octavia vs Volkswagen Jetta

On the other hand, the third generation of the all-new Octavia from the Czech car maker- Skoda is making head turns in India with its appealing features. With a number of Skoda cars in pipeline, this new Octavia is sporty and stylish in looks. However, it is bigger than the spacious Volkswagen Jetta. Falling in the category of D-segment, new Octavia has been redesigned to strike back its chord in the Indian automobile market. Exteriors and interiors of this car has been inspired from the Vision D concept and its remake is similar to that of the Skoda Rapid. Also, the launch of new Skoda Octavia was one of the most anticipated events for automobile aficionados in India in 2013.

The exteriors of Skoda Octavia feature a front grille that is black in colour and the 16-inch alloy wheels. LED tail lamps, fog lights and headlamps allows the driver to ride safely on Indian roads. Fresh apparels are used in the new Octavia's cabin section. The seats are covered with plastic fabrics and there is ample space for leg, head, knee and shoulder. Reasons to buy this new Octavia 2013 are quite evident as it has a tilting sunroof, six airbags, automatic front wiper system, adjustable power steering, front and rear park distance control, electronically adjustable front seats and rear arm rests. Touch-screen audio player and Bluetooth controls are fixed on the steering wheel.

Battle of sedans: Skoda Octavia vs Volkswagen Jetta

Coming to the interiors of Jetta, one can find cushioned seats made of premium leather that provide comfort to the passenger while long sitting. For drivers and co-travellers who want to feel at ease during their journey can use the arm rests provided in the front and rear section of the car. Also, there is some storage space in these arm rests where passengers can keep bottles or cups. The steering wheel is extremely responsive that adds to the convenience factor of the driver. To enhance the utility of the Jetta, Volkswagen has made an effort to provide an automatic dimming effect on the interior's lamps. The instrument cluster has a multi-functional display system for notification lamps. Cruise control, electrically adjustable driver seat, parking distance control, automatic rain sensors, camera in front and rear and stylish dashboard are other features of this car.

If we talk in terms of exteriors, then the Jetta's body structure is aerodynamically designed while the front grille is neatly carved with chrome finish done on the horizontally aligned plates. The air dam separates the two fog lamps, which are fixed on the bumpers whereas the headlights are filled with Xenon to give a clear visibility in unfavourable weather conditions. In addition to this, there are rear view mirrors and two tail lights for driver's safety on road. This 16 inch alloy wheel sedan car looks stylish from its exteriors and imparts comfortability to the user.

Volkswagen Jetta can be picked up from any of the six vibrant colours, including deep black pearl metallic, toffee brown metallic, silver leaf metallic, reflex silver metallic, platinum grey metallic and candy white. Whereas, the new Skoda Octavia is available in black magic pearl metallic, cappuccino beige metallic, topaz brown metallic, brilliant silver metallic, rosso brunello metallic, candy white, denim blue metallic, pacific blue, platin grey metallic, corrida red, lava blue metallic and race blue metallic.

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