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Skoda Octavia Prices Hiked Second Time By Rs. 56,000 Across Variants

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Skoda Auto India has revised the prices on the Octavia with the sedan now up to Rs. 56,000 more expensive than before. The Skoda Octavia continues to be available in the Style and L&K variants, both of which have seen the price hike. As a result, the Octavia is now priced from Rs. 26.85 lakh, up to Rs. 29.85 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new prices further add to the already steep asking price on the D-segment sedan. The model was launched last year and already commands a substantial premium over the older model.

This would be the second price revision on the Skoda Octavia since its launch in June last year. The company previously hiked prices in October by Rs. 86,000, followed by the latest revision. At the time, Skoda did introduce more features on the car including an anti-theft alarm and new Graphite Grey shade. The latest price increment does not bring any new features.

As a package, the new-generation Octavia remains one of the most likeable cars on sale. It’s well designed, top-notch in quality and drives like a dream. Power comes from the 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine with 190PS and 320Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with the 7-speed DSG gearbox sending power to the front wheels. The sedan is loaded on the feature front with LED headlamps, split LED tail lights, a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a two-spoke steering wheel, digital instrument console, ambient lighting, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control and so much more. The car does miss out on ventilated seats feature that is available on the Slavia, which is a segment lower.

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The D-segment sedan space does not enjoy the same popularity as it once did in India. This means the Octavia has limited competition in the form of the Hyundai Elantra, while it competes with a range of SUVs including the Citroen C5 Aircross, Jeep Compass, and the upcoming Hyundai Tucson.

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