2017 Skoda Octavia (facelift) to launch in India this June – Report
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Autocar India reports that the 2017 Skoda Octavia (facelift) will launch in India this June. Like the current Octavia, it will be locally assembled in Aurangabad.
The facelifted model was revealed to the world in October, featuring minor cosmetic and equipment upgrades. Most noticeable of all is the new quartet of headlights powered by LED that gives its face a unique appeal. Other small changes to the exterior include a slightly revised ‘butterfly’ grille, a redesigned bumper-wide intake with new foglamps, and an updated LED-powered taillight cluster.
The interior looks identical to that of the current Octavia, save for the instrument dials that look similar to the ones in the Skoda Superb flanking a new multi-info colour display. It is unclear of the India-spec Octavia will get the all new 9.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display with Columbus navigation offered in the top-end Euro version.
As for engine lineup, the new Octavia will retain the current model’s, which includes a 1.4 TSI petrol, 1.8 TSI petrol and a 2.0 TDI diesel available with a 6-speed manual, 6-speed DSG automatic and 7-speed DSG automatic.
The Skoda Octavia vRS will also make a comeback this year, which packs a 2.0l TSI motor with 230 hp. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h.
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[Source: Autocar India]