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Old 1st August 2013, 16:46   #256
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I am really looking forward to this New Octavia, if priced under 20L Top End I would definitely buy it. Especially the 1.8TSI Automatic version seems very exciting with the powerful 175BHP engine. I had owned the first generation Octavia for 7 years clocking 138000KMS and was happy with the drive. Of course I had faced issues with the A.S.S. during the later part of the ownership with the heavy pricing of the spare parts.
I really hope that Skoda will launch an all inclusive service plan (4years or 100k km) like Chevrolet or BMW for a premium of maybe 40k.

A.S.S is the main point why people are hesitent to go for Skoda.
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Found Skoda Octavia MQB Brochure at Skoda Estonia which very much gives in detail information about features and specification.

Skoda Octavia MQB Brochure

Skoda Octavia RS MQB Brochure

1. Only 1.8 TSi & RS come with multi-link suspension.
2. Octavia GC 140 mm and that of RS is 128 mm. Certainly GC would be raised for Indian driving condition.
3. Octavia RS with 2.0 TSi is staggeringly fast 0-100 Kmph in 6.8 sec. Though very bleak chances of it coming to India. Fingers crossed
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Octavia GC 140 mm and that of RS is 128 mm. Certainly GC would be raised for Indian driving condition.
For countries like ours they have a rough road package, which not only includes underbody protection but also comes with increased ride height. Even the Octavia II(Laura) had pretty low ground clearance in European markets.

Unfortunately, in interests of cost cutting, majority of Manufacturers are moving towards cheaper to Manufacture Twist/Torsion beam setup over the more complex and expensive Multilink Independent suspension setup at rear. Examples- 2004 Elantra had Multilink Suspension, current Elantra loses it for cheaper Twist beam, the difference in dynamics is evident. Optra had a Multilink setup, Cruze comes with Twist beam, sit at the back seat of both the cars you will know the difference. Now it's the Octavia, only the performance versions will be coming with the more expensive Multilink setup.

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The Skoda Octavia review is up at ACI web site
http://www.autocarindia.com/Review/3...est-drive.aspx
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The Skoda Octavia review is up at ACI web site
http://www.autocarindia.com/Review/3...est-drive.aspx
This was already there in last months ACI hard copy issue. I guess they have put in up because:

1. They typically release previous month's reviews on the website so as not to affect the sales of the hard copy.
2. The unveiling of new Octavia is imminent - Aug 9th.
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What a stunning looking car that is! Its a pity that Skoda has horror stories all around for customers to think twice before taking the plunge.
The article also says that it will have the 1.4 TSI motor as an entry point making the car more affordable. 12.5 ex-showroom sounds delicious!

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Caught these Octavias testing near Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu
All 3 cars had very good pickup and acceleration. The one in Red looked smashingly good. All had DRL's.
Could not capture anymore info due to traffic conditions.
Apologies for the inverted images, unable to rotate and post from mobile.
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They look wide so interior space should comfortably accomodate 3 adults, I'm hoping. Beautiful looking cars. Hope to upgrade to them someday.
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Guys,

Today is supposed to be the big day, right? No news at all though. Not even any buzz regarding the unveiling...I am very surprised
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Guys,

Today is supposed to be the big day, right? No news at all though. Not even any buzz regarding the unveiling...I am very surprised
The unveiling is yet to happen. I am not sure what to expect. Probably they will announce the engine and trim levels and also features and i expect some announcements about their strategy and how they plan to improve service with maybe some service contracts. i don't expect pricing to be revealed today.that will be closer to the launch
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Guys,

Today is supposed to be the big day, right? No news at all though. Not even any buzz regarding the unveiling...I am very surprised
First thing i did after reaching office was log onto Skoda India website and team bhp, and have been refreshing both pages every few minutes but no news any where. However the Skoda India website does say "Catch the first look today" so i guess we will just need to be patient.
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The unveiling is yet to happen. I am not sure what to expect. Probably they will announce the engine and trim levels and also features and i expect some announcements about their strategy and how they plan to improve service with maybe some service contracts. i don't expect pricing to be revealed today.that will be closer to the launch
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First thing i did after reaching office was log onto Skoda India website and team bhp, and have been refreshing both pages every few minutes but no news any where. However the Skoda India website does say "Catch the first look today" so i guess we will just need to be patient.
I also expect them to definitely show the car to the public. Possibly only the top end variant for now. Where's the bloody thing though?
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I saw in a website that it will be unveiled this evening in Mumbai. Don't know the exact location though.
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I saw in a website that it will be unveiled this evening in Mumbai. Don't know the exact location though.
Unveiling is at Mahalakshmi Race course compound, Toat on the Turf
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Unveiling is at Mahalakshmi Race course compound, Toat on the Turf
Do you know when? I mean the time? Not that I can fly down from Bangalore, but will have a quick peek on the web to see the specs to be launched.
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