Skoda Octavia offers an unparalleled joy of riding. With this review, know about the features & specifications of Skoda Octavia (L&K, RS, Elegance 1.9 TDI, Automatic, Rider 1.8 Turbo and Rider 1.9 TDI).

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Skoda Octavia takes driving and riding experience to a new high. Launched in 2001, by Skoda Auto India Private Limited, this sedan is 'one of a kind' in its class. A sense of lavishness is felt in every aspect of Octavia. Impressive styling, design, voluminous interiors, powerful engine, advanced safety equipments and low fuel consumption of the sedan make it one of the most opted luxury vehicles, by the upper-middle class buyers in India.

Engine
The powerful 1.9TDi engine of Skoda Octavia delivers a power of 90 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 210 Nm @ 1900 rpm. On the other hand is the petrol variant of Octavia, powered by 1.8L MPI turbo engine, which generates a maximum power of 150 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 210 Nm @ 1750-4600 rpm.

Design And Comfort
The classy design of Skoda Octavia is pleasing to the eyes. Adding to its vivacity is the frontage, which is adorned with sleek front grill, surrounded by chrome plate. Front and rear bumpers, along with the door handles, are body colored. Sparkling head and tail lamps of the sedan make a bold statement. Five people can have a comfortable and silent ride in Skoda Octavia.

Interiors
Interior of Skoda Octavia is very stylish. The elegant central console sports an instrument cluster, with a broad choice of audio systems - Radio, CD player and CD changer. The electronically controlled Climatronic air conditioning system allows the occupants to set cabin temperature according to their needs. A feel of nature in the car is brought about by the electrically operated sunroof, which can be slide-opened at the touch of a button.

Ride And Handling
The chassis of Skoda Octavia is designed to make driving safe at high speeds and effortless, when cornering. The driver can drive confidently, even at elevated speeds, because the suspension of car is stiff. It can dispose off the biggest bumps even at high speeds. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable. Octavia's steering is power assisted, which enables effortless navigation through busy urban roads as well as highways.
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Safety
Skoda Octavia is equipped with latest safety technology, so that its occupants enjoy a tension-free ride. The automobile has undergone rigorous safety tests. Dual air bags in the front portion of the cabin shield the driver and co-driver from impact of collisions. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents skidding on slippery roads, when sudden brakes are applied. The high intensity Xenon headlamps ensure good visibility. Fog lamps have also been integrated on the headlights.

Skoda Octavia Price, Variants And Color
The variants of Skoda Octavia include L&K, RS, Elegance 1.9 TDI, Automatic, Rider 1.8 Turbo and Rider 1.9 TDI. The car is priced between Rs 12 lakhs and 12.5 lakhs. It is available in a number of attractive colors, including Cappuccino Beige, Anthracite Grey, Candy White, Magic Black, Corrida Red and Storm Blue.

Skoda Octavia Mileage
Made for the best, Skoda Octavia is a stylish luxury sedan with a mileage of 9-12 kmpl (Petrol) and 15-18 kmpl (Diesel Auto / Manual Transmission).

Technical Specifications of Skoda Octavia
Overview
Model Skoda Octavia
Body Type Sedan
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 55
Dimensions
Length 4507 mm
Width 1731 mm
Height 1431 mm
Wheelbase 2512 mm
Ground Clearance 134 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.4 m
Weight
Kerb Weight 1330 kg (1.9TDi)
Engine
Type 1.9TDi (diesel) 1.8L MPI turbo (petrol)
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1896 cc (1.9TDi) 1781cc (1.8L MPI turbo)
Transmission Manual 5-speed fully synchronized
Max. Power 90 bhp @ 4000 rpm (1.9TDi ) 150 bhp @ 4000 rpm (1.8L MPI turbo)
Max. Torque 210 Nm @ 1900 rpm (1.9TDi) 210 Nm @ 1750-4600 rpm (1.8L MPI turbo)
Suspension
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with wishbone arms and torsion bar stabilizer
Rear Suspension Compound link crank axle with torsion bar stabilizer
Brake
Front Ventilated Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type Rack and pinion, power assisted
Tyre Size 195/65 R 15

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