Spied – 2013 Skoda Octavia and VW Golf Mk7 caught testing together in Mumbai

Posted on: Apr 6, 2013 - 10:57am IST

The 2013 Skoda Octavia is expected to be a promising entrant in the almost stagnant D-Saloon segment.

2013 Skoda Octavia spied in Mumbai

We have just brought you the spy video of the new Octavia testing uncamouflaged within the confines of the Bengaluru city. In another spotting, Mr. Zubin Antalia, a reader of Topgear.com has spotted a fully revealing test mule of the car in Mumbai. What’s interesting is that the Octavia was accompanied by its half brother, the VW Golf Mk7.

There is no doubt that the Skoda Octavia is coming to India this year but what is the Golf Mk7 doing here in India? As of now, suggesting that the Golf will be launched in India in the near future would be a far fetched statement. The hatchback sits on the MQB platform and donates most of its components to the new Octavia and that means it will be much more expensive that the Polo.

VW Golf mk7 spied in Mumbai

It is possible that VW is testing the Golf just to collect some vital data on the car’s performance in unforgiving Indian driving conditions. Regular Indian Autos Blog readers know than VW had been testing the previous generation Golf in India.

Both the Octavia and the Golf have an array of TSI turbo petrol motors with displacements ranging from 1.2 litre to 1.8 litre. In addition, a pair of diesel engines displacing 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre are available.

It will be interesting to see whether the all-new Octavia will be able to lure the SUV loving Indians back to the sedan segment. The new platform and a horde of safety features bat in its favor.

[Source: Topgear.com]

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8 thoughts on “Spied – 2013 Skoda Octavia and VW Golf Mk7 caught testing together in Mumbai

  1. pradhesh naidu says:

    will the 1.6L diesel engine available in skoda octavia which is currently used in skoda rapid???

    1. gaurav says:

      no, its come with 2.0 tdi and 1.4 122ps tsi(VW jetta) as well as 1.8 tsi(Same) and company stops laura production for india………..

  2. Abhishek Mazmdar says:

    The alloys are a big let down compared to the Euro spec design.

  3. Zehmel says:

    why is Volkswagen limited his productfolio they now should launch new VW cars in India otherwise they will end the same as Daewoo or with very low sales as Fiat. why they don’t try the Golf MK7 in India may it will work,the times now have changed and i think the Golf 7 will do well because the Golf has a international name and many people in India know the Golf

    1. gaurav says:

      dear skoda, audi ,porsche are children company of vw , they never fail.

  4. khatib says:

    Waitin for this car, any idea abot its launch.

    1. Hi, we don’t have exact dates, but the car will certainly launch in 2013.

      1. Sandeep says:

        Hi Shrawan,
        I’m also awaiting seriously for this car. Do you have any idea about in what name will it be launched? Like will that be Octavia or Laura, as we knew that Octavia of international market is the Laura in India.

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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!