2013 Skoda Octavia launched at INR 13.95 lakhs [Gallery Updated]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2013 - 1:06pm IST

The 2013 Skoda Octavia has been launched in India today. Unveiled in December last year, this is the third generation Octavia which replaces the second generation model which Indians came to know as the Laura.

Skoda had earlier conducted an Indian unveiling of the new Octavia in August this year, though the prices were not announced then. However, the company at that time already started assembling the new Octavia at its Aurangabad facility.

2013 Skoda Octavia India Launched silver

Three engine variations are available in India comprising of two petrol and one diesel motor. The lineup starts with a 1.4-liter TSI engine producing 140PS and 250Nm of torque. The Octavia 1.4 will be available only with a 6-speed manual gearbox and in Active and Ambition grades.

Skoda has retained the 1.8-liter TSI, seen in the Laura and the current Superb. The engine has been boosted to produce 180PS from the earlier 160PS and comes only with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and in only the top-end Elegance grade.

The Octavia diesel will be powered by the 2.0-liter CR motor producing 143PS and 320Nm of torque. Skoda will sell the diesel model in all three trim lines and with choices of a manual and an automatic gearbox, both having 6 forward ratios.

2013 Skoda Octavia India Launched side

Prices for the Skoda Octavia ex-Showroom, New Delhi:

  • Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Active (M) – 13.95 lakhs
  • Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI Ambition (M) – 14.95 lakhs
  • Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Elegance (AT) – 18.25 lakhs
  • Skoda Octavia Active 2.0 TDI (M) – 15.55 lakhs
  • Skoda Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI (M) – 16.55 lakhs
  • Skoda Octavia Ambition 2.0 TDI (AT) – 17.55 lakhs
  • Skoda Octavia Elegance 2.0 TDI  (AT) – 19.45 lakhs

Stay tuned for a video walkaround and the press release.

Skoda Octavia Image Gallery

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15 thoughts on “2013 Skoda Octavia launched at INR 13.95 lakhs [Gallery Updated]

  1. Vivek says:

    Skoda Octavia is a great car; but I wish they would have priced it right considering the Indian Scenario. But nonetheless, the kind of features and muscle this car has, people will definitely be up to pay the premium (at least those who have it)

    PS: Is this Rajat Sharma guy working for Skoda; pushing people to buy Octavia.. 😛

  2. Deepak Chablani says:

    Too expensive, the new Corolla would have it easy.

  3. Sandeep says:

    I was waiting all these 6 months to go for the Ambition or Elegance model of Octavia. But the pricing really turned me off. A 1 lakh lesser price for the diesel versions would have been considerable. Any idea about the release of new Jetta?

    1. Rajat Sharma says:

      You waited six months to buy the Octavia! great choice!

      But for 1 lakh more price you will not buy it!?!?

      If you own a car for 5 years then it is only 20,000 more per year, which should be small change if you already have the financial muscle to buy a 15 lakh car.

      1. Sandeep says:

        Dude, I was looking to buy this car after hearing the features it offered and had a budget plan of upto 17 lakh on the road. But Ambition model looks like 19 lakhs on the road, which I don’t consider worthy. And my 2009 Honda City is in a good condition, even though it’s a petrol version. That’s why I’m waiting for a better product, which is a good value for money deal. Hope you got me.

  4. pavamana says:

    with corolla coming soon and cruze already there, this is very over-priced. Basic feel of interiors for the price it demands. Skoda might have hard time selling this

    1. Rajat Sharma says:

      Ah ha.

      So you judge interior quality and feel by images more so in below-optimal lighting!?!?

      You should see the car before making tall statements.

  5. vishal says:

    Ridiculous price for a slightly larger Vento

    1. Rajat Sharma says:

      Slightly larger Vento / Rapid?

      either you are visually impaired (sorry for the harshness) or you do not know what you are saying.

      this car is bigger than a twice-the-price C Class, 3 series.

      get your facts in place.

  6. dparikh says:

    It is a good car. The biggest advantage being its based on the Volkswagen’s MQB Platform.It has brilliant looking LED lights But looking at the price in that segment it is expensive. There are many good cars i.e. Honda Civic, Renault Fluence. The most anticipated the all new generation Toyota Corolla’s launch is just around the corner as it has been spied in India. Only time will tell if we compare all the cars in this segment who rules.

    1. Rajat Sharma says:

      well said dparikh.

      if you had the financial muscle to pay 15 lakh for a car you would not stop buying a superior model (by virtue of safety, space, technology, comfort, quality, innovations) simply because it is one lakh more.

      one lakh is simply put, 20,000 more per year, which is not at all a deal-breaker.

  7. ashish says:

    to expensive yet in this audi a3 sedan,mercedes cla & hyundai elantra is coming in new avatar lets hope what skoda has choosen in his mind about octavia elantra 2014 is also have best features in increase in length so having stiffer competition with elantra in this segment becouz hyundai is best in this d segment car

  8. p.tayal says:

    too expensive considering that its based on mqb platform of vw it should be less expensive because it shares major components from current golf . seat and other vehicle of vw which uses the same platform .,

    1. Rajat Sharma says:

      please consider inflation, rupee value.

      if your income has risen over the past several years, why should not the price for the octavia stay the same? employes of skoda too would like to have their salaries increased (like yours), and how would that be possible if they kept prices of their cars the same?

      wake up and smell the coffee.

      1. ashish says:

        rajat i have driven the skoda octavia in chandigarh to shimla and back i am the winner of unofficial expert 2 of octavia so as i drove both octavia 3 & 9 number having black bot auto petrol and diesel but i feel the comfort is good and handling also good but some goodies where also missed like gps, led taillight that we talk with mr sudhir rao m.d of skoda india but he told that will come in special edition octavia next year yet i feel some niggles about diesel lack some power as hill area you have to accelerate more pedal to press but petrol is quite impressive and i have drove diesel octavia at 160 kmph at parwanoo to chandigarh it quite impressive and handling also

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