Spied – All new Skoda Octavia continues testing in India

Posted on: Jun 10, 2013 - 7:59pm IST

The all new 2013 Skoda Octavia continues testing in India. This picture of the car was clicked by Mr. Lalji Singh, a Motoroids reader, somewhere near Maharashtra.

After looking at a few details, we can come to the conclusion that this could be a top-end petrol model on test. The only giveaway that this is a petrol model is the TSI badge at the bootlid. While we know that Skoda would have a TSI engine, we don’t know its displacement. Would it be a 1.8-liter TSI (as seen on the current car) or would it be the 1.4-liter TSI seen on the VW Jetta TSI?

2013 Skoda Octavia testing in India

The car sports a black roof and a sunroof is clearly visible, making us believe that this is a fully loaded car.

The new Octavia also wears the brand’s new corporate logo and badging, making this the first Skoda in India to do so.

The new Octavia will be based on the VW MQB platform and as a result will feature an increased cabin space, at the same time a lower kerb weight when compared to its predecessor.

2013 Skoda Octavia testing in India rear

The new Octavia will also be more fuel efficient than the outgoing car given its reduced weight and retuned engines.

Skoda India is expected to launch the new Octavia by the end of this year, if not sooner. This should be followed by the refreshed 2013 Skoda Superb.

[Image credit – Motoroids.com]

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5 thoughts on “Spied – All new Skoda Octavia continues testing in India

  1. Kunwar Prateek says:

    This car will bring back the old glorious days when Octavia’s n Laura’s ruled the road….. This will make ppl awaiting for deliveries (healthy waiting) period….. GM are you gearing something up else wise the cruze…..
    My personal advice to soda, load this car with jaw dropping features n pls pls offer a DSG auto box like wise on VW’s with both Petrol n Diesel engines

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  2. Sandeep says:

    I would love to go for this car as my upgrade. But I’m just worried after getting this will Skoda launch the new Rapid, which looks the same as this car.

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  3. Chandra Kant says:

    What a car!

    This is looking even beter than an Audi!!!

    Skoda has a winner here.

    Good job by the product guys for getting this high end luxury and MQB before the other VW brands.

    CK

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  4. Nikhil says:

    MH 20 Is Aurangabad where Skoda’s unit is

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    1. That’s correct, but I guess the mule was driven out of Aurangabad for testing?

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