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Old 13th May 2018, 15:13   #211
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The previous Octavia and Laura were late comers in the Indian market, so do not go by the Indian lifecycle. Only the 3rd generation Octavia came on time in 2013 soon after it was released abroad.

The model lifecycle of the Octavia is 9 years, so it is NOT going to be phased out by 2019.

Octavia 1996 - 2005 (9 years)
Octavia 2nd Gen/Laura - 2005 - 2013 (9 years)
Octavia 3 Gen - 2013 - 2022 (probably 9 years)
Skoda has already announced their plans to debut the next gen Octavia in 2020-21. As per reports, the new Octavia will be a bigger car (size close to present Superb) based on a revised MQB platform and will have a completely new Skoda styling (similar to Vision X). The new car may feature hybrid powertrains.

I just hope Skoda India will be able to continue sales of the current VRS till then. I'm not a fan of Skoda's Vision X designs.
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Hey Guys,

I'm seriously considering taking the plunge and purchasing a VRS. Just wanted to know from the guys who have purchased same, how much booking amount have you paid? Gurudev is asking for Rs. 3 lakhs with delivery within 5 months.
I paid 50K booking amount, but 1L is standard on VRS. Also dealer did mention, Skoda has asked them to pause VRS booking (back in mid-April). They had backlog which is planned to clear in Jun\Jul and then restart bookings with delivery around festival time.

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VRS looks stunning in Black. Congrats on your new car. A black alloy upgrade will look cool. Can you post some latest pics of your car?
Here are some more pics. Black for me is always 1st choice and it looks elegant on these Europen cars. Although I must say red VRS looks best. Its the same red on Rapid, but with added muscle, VRS looks stunning.
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The next gen Octavia will lool like this??

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Does this car have an electric tailgate?
It does have an auto boot release, but is it an electronic closing one as well?

And moreover how bad is the ride quality compared to the Tsi? Is it too stiff?

Have been thinking of booking one but am yet to see one in person. Will be visitng the dealership soon to view a car which is for a customer. And maybe go for a ride in it.
Any input is appreciated.
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Does this car have an electric tailgate?
It does have an auto boot release, but is it an electronic closing one as well?

And moreover how bad is the ride quality compared to the Tsi? Is it too stiff?

Have been thinking of booking one but am yet to see one in person. Will be visitng the dealership soon to view a car which is for a customer. And maybe go for a ride in it.
Any input is appreciated.
No electric tail gate or auto opening. You can unlock the boot from the key though.


Ride quality is considerably stiffer but in a good way. It is not uncomfortable at all. The TSi has a soft cushy ride that does cause it to roll a bit around corners. The RS doesnít have this problem. Ride is flat but be sure to change factory Hankooks to Michelin PS4ís.
Do get a ride in the RS before you pull the trigger though. Opinions on ride comfort are subjective.

I currently own both the RS and The 1.8.
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