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Old 28th December 2020, 21:29   #211
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2021 plans from Skoda by Zac. Looks like he genuinely started caring about customer and provider better after sales service. Hope Skoda will have great success in India under Zac.
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Based on that interview, it seems pretty clear that the Octavia is only going to come with the 2.0 TSI. I was hoping for the 1.5 TSI, am worried about the pricing on the 2.0
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Based on that interview, it seems pretty clear that the Octavia is only going to come with the 2.0 TSI. I was hoping for the 1.5 TSI, am worried about the pricing on the 2.0
With Civic gone, there’s a huge whitespace in the 20-30L range. I doubt they’ll price to closer to the Superb Sportline or may be they would. Wonder if anyone has any iota of pricing guidance yet!
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It actually might make sense for Skoda to launch Octavia in two trims initially i.e., sportsline and L&K with 2.0l engine with dsg (just like Superb). This way people can compare pricing more fairly and map variant to variant for Octy vs Superb. Makes buying decision easy. Later, they can introduce a "light on the wallet" Octy rider manual variant with a 1.5L tsi engine so that everyone's happy.
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New Skoda Octavia spied with emission testing equipment. Launching in Mid 2021.

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New Skoda Octavia spied with emission testing equipment. Launching in Mid 2021.


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These look different from the test mule pics from a few months back, the rims look different and also has the masking cover, tattered as it is. Hopefully that means the wait is getting shorter. Still holding out for an early Q2 launch before the Vision IN SUV, which will keep them very busy.
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New Skoda Octavia launch confirmed by the end of June

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New Skoda Octavia launch confirmed by the end of June

I bought my Jetta for my Birthday in July in 2013, Was hoping for something in 2020, looks like i will have to wait for my 2021 birthday!
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New Octavia for China to be called Octavia Pro, will be unveiled soon.

- Exterior elements such as the front or rear bumper are to be based on the Octavia RS

- Distinctive rear end is also complemented by a diffuser

- More decorative chrome elements, which local customers love.

- The biggest difference will be the wheelbase, which has grown from 2686 millimeters in Europe to 2730 mm.

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The rest of the car will remain the same compared to the domestic Octavia, or only slightly altered
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waiting for official confirmation, but it seems that the drive is to be provided by a supercharged four-cylinder 1.4 TSI with an output of 110 kW (150 hp) combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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Review of the vRS Skoda Estate. Interesting to see how the Skoda brand has evolved and positioned in the European market.

https://uk.yahoo.com/news/car-review...000100072.html
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New Octavia for India will be a CKD product( higher import duties), assembled in India.

Launching in mid 2021.


Source: Zac Hollis tweet
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Skoda reveals the Chinese Octavia Pro. It is longer, more spacious and has RS-style bumpers.

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The longer Octavia in China - Octavia PRO:

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the new MQB EVO platform blessing and a longer wheelbase compared to the European version, the new car also has a lot of "eggs" in the localized design, and even European designers are "calling the insider"
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In summary, on the basis of inheriting the original design, the two key words of exquisiteness and sharpness are further emphasized, which makes the design of the whole vehicle more textured.
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In summary, the appearance design of Octavia ( parameter | inquiry ) PRO inherits the brand-new family crystal design concept. While the whole car looks more dynamic and dynamic, it also has a sports kit, the front is more combat, the side is more dynamic, and the car The tail is sharper, the proportions are still fairly coordinated, and there are many highlights in the details. It can be said that this set of appearance achieves the effect that the designers want to achieve.
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the interior is equally exciting. If the appearance is considered to have changed a lot, then the interior part can be described as completely subverting the previous feeling and it can be described as a completely new one. In addition to the credit of the new platform, the feeling brought by the new design language also contributed to the interior design
The new generation of Octavia PRO brings not only a new platform and rear multi-link, but also a rich new design. With the blessing of the latest generation of crystal design concept language, Octavia PRO looks not only sharper and more refined, but also younger and sportier, and it is more than one rank higher in texture improvement.

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ŠKODA OCTAVIA PRO: CZECH BESTSELLER FOR THE CHINESE MARKET:

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Chinese customers have bought 1.4 million of the more than 6.8 million contemporary OCTAVIA cars sold. That is one reason why Chinese customers will now have the chance to buy the new OCTAVIA PRO, which is tailor-made for them. The original generation of the OCTAVIA model will still be available as well, though.
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The OCTAVIA PRO for the Chinese market is 64 mm longer than the classic fourth-generation OCTAVIA. And at 2,730 millimetres, its wheelbase is 44 mm longer. Another interesting comparison is with its predecessors: compared to the third-generation OCTAVIA, the OCTAVIA PRO is 78 mm longer.
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The ŠKODA OCTAVIA PRO is a world-beater in back seat space. All 44 millimetres of the extended wheelbase are devoted to giving more room to passengers in the back.
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The OCTAVIA PRO’s dashboard is dominated by the 12-inch touch display with state-of-the-art always-online infotainment. Chinese customers will therefore be able to make full use of various online functions, some of which are again tailor-made for the local market.
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While the standard European version of the OCTAVIA comes with the option of a two-spoke steering wheel, Chinese customers will get the sportier three-spoke design. All the traditional controls will be to hand, executed in the brand’s own crystalline design
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The new model is powered by the popular four-cylinder 1.4 TSI engine that delivers 110 kW of power output and 250 Nm of torque and is hooked up to a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. Like its European counterpart, the OCTAVIA PRO’s transmission uses an electronic shift-by-wire system. The OCTAVIA PRO also comes with multi-link rear axle suspension as standard.
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Old 12th March 2021, 09:01   #225
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Random thoughts:

Why 1.4TSi? Thought it was globally replaced by the EA211 Evo 1.5TSi. (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.evo...ech-behind-tsi)

Like the way they have seamlessly integrated the extra length (like the BMW 3GL).

The exterior colour is awful with too much chrome.

The vRS bumpers look out of place. Scroll to the first posts in this thread (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...ml#post4691269 (The 4th-gen Skoda Octavia. EDIT: India launch pushed to 2021)), and see how elegant the EU version looks.

Interiors look uber premium and will make even the facelifted Superb feel really old fashioned. Black looks sporty and still bright due to the huge sunroof, but India will probably get a sea of beige.

Rear doors seem to be unusually tall and will restrict the view outside big time. This tall door line is now ubiquitous in most cars.

If Skoda can price it from ~22 - 28, I feel they have a huge winner on their hands. There is just no competition left in D1/2 sedans, unless Kia suddenly brings in a CKD Optima K5 (unlikely).

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