Skoda has increased the ex-showroom cost of its popular model, Octavia in India by Rs 56,000. The price hike is applicable for both Style and Laurin & Klement (L&K) variants. Meanwhile, this is the second price increase for Octavia since its launch; it received the first price hike of up to Rs 86,000 in October last year.
In November 2019, the Skoda Octavia entered its fourth generation, bringing a new and bolder design, overhauled interior, and added tech and safety features. Thereafter, the Octavia was launched in the country in June 2021 with a choice of five colours, two variants, and a single petrol powertrain.
The key highlights of the Octavia include quad-LED adaptive headlights with integrated daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 10-inch driver display, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, dual-zone temperature control, a 12-speaker, 600-watt sound system, a wireless phone charger, eight airbags, powered seats with memory function, and more.
The Octavia gets a 2.0-litre, inline, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine delivering 188bhp and 320Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with shift-by-wire technology.