The most anticipated model, Skoda Octavia from Czech automaker Skoda may unveiled in India on August 9, 2013. The facebook page of Skoda India has started teasing the Octavia 2013. The new version will be sold under the name Octavia and not Laura (the last gen Octavia).
The company is betting big on the new Octavia under mid-size sedan segment. The car will completely replaces the old model Laura and is expected to be costlier than Laura. However, the new Skoda Octavia is much more value for money proposition due to its larger size, newer technology and a bigger equipment list.
The features of the new Ocatavia are based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and Vision D concept design has been used for the model. The engine options for the 2013 Octavia are likely to be same as Skoda Laura. This means that the new Octavia would get a 1.8 TSI turbocharged petrol and a 2.0 TDI turbocharged diesel engine. However, it is also expected to get a lower power diesel variant for the economy segment.
The expected price range of the vehicle can be from Rs. 14 to 18.5 lakhs.
The close peers for the new Skoda Octavia includes Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, Renault Fluence and Volkswagen Jetta.