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Old 25th November 2019, 08:56   #61
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https://www.auto.cz/novou-octavii-v-...silnice-132059

Excuse the hilarious Google Translate effort, but this is the rather unassuming front of the lower variants of the Octavia IV:
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Old 25th November 2019, 10:03   #62
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You know, the specs got me thinking. The 1.5 TSI mild hybrid with 150 bhp isn't so bad when you pair it to the DSG transmission.

I've driven the 1.4 TSi with 140 odd bhp and 250 nm of peak torque (incidentally identical to the 1.8 TSI's torque figures) and it's pretty good. In town, there's plenty of torque to putter around, and on the open road, there's more than adequate power to breach three-figures without breaking a sweat.

Outright punch at the top of the rev range, above 4000 RPM and beyond, is where you can perhaps tell the difference, and the manual transmission made shifting gears a slower process than the DSG. But 80% of the time you will not feel the need for that little extra grunt.

In my opinion, the DSG bridges that gap to 90% just because it shifts so quickly and seamlessly, and the new gearbox will probably be even better and more reliable, hopefully.

If you really need more grunt, you could always unlock some of its reserves by applying a new map. A simple flash will liberate at least 30 bhp, if not more, and with that you can match/breach the power figures of the old stock car for the price of an annual service at your Skoda service center.
I agree.

But Autocar India claims that the 2.0 TSi will indeed come to India though not sure about the source (link below).

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...to-know-414904
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I agree.

But Autocar India claims that the 2.0 TSi will indeed come to India though not sure about the source (link below).

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...to-know-414904
It most certainly will..

..in the vRS trim level.

Skoda was surprised by the demand for the vRS model and all copies of the vRS of the event generation Octavia were spoken for in no time.

The vRS 245 may come in very limited numbers as a CBU, but the with new generation vRS I really don't think Skoda will hold back by bringing limited copies.
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Production of new ŠKODA OCTAVIA begins ( 28th Nov) at main plant in Mladá Boleslav- Czech.

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-The first fourth-generation OCTAVIA rolled off the production line today at ŠKODA AUTO’s Mladá Boleslav plant.

-To date, the carmaker has manufactured more than 6.5 million units of its bestseller, which is one of the most popular compact models in the Czech Republic, Austria, Finland and Switzerland.

- Will be produced at a rate of 1,150 vehicles each day.

-Because it’s more popular than the liftback body style , the Combi has priority on the assembly line and will be the first to go on sale, with the regular Octavia to follow a few weeks later.


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Old 18th December 2019, 00:27   #66
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Is Skoda planning to launch the next gen Octavia in May 2020?

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"Skoda will also launch the all-new Octavia in the Indian market next year and Zac Hollis confirmed that it will launch in May 2020."
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Is Skoda planning to launch the next gen Octavia in May 2020?

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Personally I think it's inaccurate news. Skoda CZ will first have to deal with massive demand for the Octavia IV across the EU & UK, and then only start SKD deliveries to IN, AU etc.

A more realistic timeline is Diwali or Christmas 2020. Also factor in that Skoda IN has an ambitious launch timetable for the BS-VI versions of the (facelifted) Superb, Kodiaq, Rapid etc, along with the CBU Karoq.
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Is Skoda planning to launch the next gen Octavia in May 2020?
Nope. Zac himself confirmed via Twitter that the MK 4 Octavia will hit our shores towards the end of 2020.

May 2020 Skoda will launch the Facelifted Superb.
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New 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS will go hybrid.

The new Octavia vRS PHEV will use the same 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the recently launched Golf GTE.

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expect the petrol version to develop in excess of 245bhp – more than the output of the vRS 245 that was sold in the second half of the Mk3 Octavia’s life.

Assuming that the 1.4 TSI engine produces the same 148bhp as it does in the Golf GTE, that would leave around 100bhp to be developed by the electric motor, which will be sited, as usual, between the car’s engine and gearbox.

The total system torque is expected to be around 400Nm – enough to get the car (which will have a dual-clutch automatic gearbox and no manual option) from 0-62mph in about seven seconds
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The new Octavia vRS PHEV will use the same 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine as the recently launched Golf GTE.
I don't get it. The next Golf GTI and R will continue to have a 2.0l turbocharged petrol, while the cars will get a boring 1.4l Petrol-Hybrid? It's probably to early to judge, but this is a stupid decision by Skoda.

I think the decision will probably propel, potential Octavia vRS to go for the RS245 version, rather than wait for the new one, which I frankly think would be a good decision.
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I don't get it. The next Golf GTI and R will continue to have a 2.0l turbocharged petrol, while the cars will get a boring 1.4l Petrol-Hybrid? It's probably to early to judge, but this is a stupid decision by Skoda.
If you read the article it mentions this vRS PHEV would be sold alongside the EA888 2.0L motor which would be producing more than the current 245ps and the PHEV would make around 245bhp..
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If you read the article it mentions this vRS PHEV would be sold alongside the EA888 2.0L motor which would be producing more than the current 245ps and the PHEV would make around 245bhp..
Thank you sir. I seem to have misread. Then it's a good thing that it isn't going anywhere.
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NEW Octavia coming to India in late 2020 or early 2021.

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New video of Next gen Octavia. Exterior looks great to my taste, Can't comment on interiors though as I am sure they won't have all black for India version.

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RS – two letters that “electrify” ŠKODA fans teased in the form of ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS iV

New OCTAVIA iV set to continue distinguished history with first plug-in hybrid RS model


The 4th-gen Skoda Octavia. EDIT: India launch pushed to 2021-200124_skoda_octavia_rs_logo1440x960.jpg

Would premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, which runs from 3 to 15 March 2020.

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