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Old 12th April 2021, 15:51   #151
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The kodiak as well as all the volvos have radars.
The government now allows some frequency bands for short range radar use - I think some manufacturers got lucky in that regard as the open bands matched the ones they were using (or required minimal tweaking!). If the Kodiaq got it, then there is hope for Octavia!

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The government now allows some frequency bands for short range radar use - I think some manufacturers got lucky in that regard as the open bands matched the ones they were using (or required minimal tweaking!). If the Kodiaq got it, then there is hope for Octavia!
This shows adaptive cruise control in the kodiaq. Can someone's who has it confirm? This is from the Indian website too.
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Old 12th April 2021, 16:19   #153
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So are we sure this will come with the 2.0 TSI? Because I was of the opinion they would launch it with the 1.5 TSI, in order to have clear segmentation between the Rapid (1.0), the Octavia (1.5) and the Superb (2.0). To be honest, the 2.0 TSI is so good that it can even cannibalize the sales of the VRS.

That being said, I hope Skoda prices this correctly, hoping for the base automatic variant to come in at the 20L mark, as my 07 Civic is begging for an upgrade now.

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Wow! Such a looker. The VW-Audi family characteristics are so pronounced in the side profile. The rims are striking but not as per my liking.
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By God these alloys look just horrendous! They could've chosen a more mature design for production-spec cars and these wheels should have been limited to concept/preview only.

These kind of designs also don't gel well with minimalistic and simple car designs VW-Skoda.
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Agree with the comments about the alloys. Look far too flashy for an otherwise stately, regal sedan. Hopefully they don’t look too garish in the flesh.

Am also concerned about the weird looking gear setup. Will need some getting used to I reckon.
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Yes, the alloys look horrendous. Possible the worst wheels I have seen. Ever.

The gear looks cool though.
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Auto parking is really not much value for 'me'. I am DESPERATE for adaptive cc, and lane assist and emergency braking.

If they don't give this, the only other option will be the xc60. Xc40 has but a bit small.

Any other options that you guys can think of? Want to buy a hatch, notch or suv. Not a sedan.

Maybe the new kodiaq?
I have been following the Octavia launch and have similar requirements as yours. My time with Tesla Model 3 made me realise what luxury self driving tech is. I hope to get Comma Two, an open source self driving add on when I get my Octavia. This seems like it will be capable enough to do ACC on roads.
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Just had a word with Skoda dealer and he is suggesting that announcement will be made after 25th April. He said 2 engine option of 1.5 and 2.0 will be made available with price expectation between 20-25L and 25-30L OTR respectively for both engines.
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Just had a word with Skoda dealer and he is suggesting that announcement will be made after 25th April. He said 2 engine option of 1.5 and 2.0 will be made available with price expectation between 20-25L and 25-30L OTR respectively for both engines.
Excellent. My dealer also just called to confirm that both engine options are going to be available. Said he expects some delay to the launch due to the escalating covid situation.

Very excited about there being two engine options. Not convinced I need the 2.0 litre engine with the superior power output. Given the 120kmph warning chime Iím certain Iím going to be well under it pretty much all the time, so probably quite happy with the 1.5 TSI which has a similar power output to my current 2.0 TDI on the Jetta.
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They may offer all the goodies only in the 2 litre version.
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Lovely car the Octavia is. Iíve been a fan of every generation of it. I guess around 2006-07, when I was in my 7th grade, my father purchased an apartment from his builder friend who had a white Octavia. Whenever he came home, I used to literally stare at her and admire her. They were very rare back in the day. Always dreamt of owning one since childhood. However, not in the market for a sedan. We have fantastic roads here in Vizag, but dad needs a car with easy ingress and egress. Eagerly waiting for the Kushaq.

I really like the interiors of the new Octavia. Itís soo classy like how the Octavia should be. Exteriors are top notch too. However, two things Iím not sure and Iíll reserve my judgement until I see her outside. One is the front grille. Itís a bit lower than usual. Looks like a frog, lol. The second is the alloys. Good looking ones, but not sure if theyíre a good fit to the brand ĎOctaviaí.


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Excellent. My dealer also just called to confirm that both engine options are going to be available.

Not convinced I need the 2.0 litre engine with the superior power output. Given the 120kmph warning chime Iím certain Iím going to be well under it pretty much all the time, so probably quite happy with the 1.5 TSI which has a similar power output to my current 2.0 TDI on the Jetta.
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He said 2 engine option of 1.5 and 2.0 will be made available with price expectation between 20-25L and 25-30L OTR respectively for both engines.
I think the key question here is whether Skoda will bring in the automatic with the 1.5TSI. The availability of the two engines doesnít come as a surprise as the previous one had two petrols (1.4 and 1.8) and a 2.0 Diesel engine on offer. The 1.4 only came in with a manual only. I love manuals, but with rising traffic, itís a big no. The 1.4 did not even come in the high end trim. Skoda probably did this to push people to spend more money to purchase the 1.8TSI.

A brilliant move from Skoda would be is to release a 1.5TSI with DSG DQ200 (hopefully the L&K or other fully loaded trim name and reserve the L&K name for the 2.0TSI) at around 25L on road and 30L for the 2.0TSI with the DSG DQ381. If they can price the Kushaq with a 1.5TSI with DSG below 20L, Iím guessing they can launch a CKD Octavia with the same engine and tranny for around 25L. Give the people the option. Not everyone requires 190BHP to do office commutes. A 1.5 would be easier on the pocket regarding fuel and maintenance. I donít think thereís another car below 25L that can match the build quality of a CKD Skoda. Skoda used to sell an average of around 250-300 units of the Octavia per month before BS6. I think they can double volumes if they bring out the combination Iíve mentioned above. Iím just hoping Skoda doesnít price the 1.5TSI DSG at 27-28L and the 2.0TSI DSG at 32-33L on road. Wouldnít be surprised if they did, but that would be a bad move. I so want Skoda to do well.

A hybrid would have made more sense seeing how the government continues to levy ludicrous taxes on fuel. However, the Octavia and the Superb Hybrid arenít coming to India. At least not in 2021. I tweeted to Zac Hollis and asked him about the hybrids and he said they have no plans of launching them here. I wish they at least got the Superb hybrid though.

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I have currently booked Creta top end diesel AT but since I have always wanted an Octavia there is no valid reason not consider it and just for octavia I would consider going for petrol but my main concern is that would there be any automatic variant of coming under 21 lakhs ?
I have been driving a manual and I have no problem driving it but we generally keep our cars for 7-8 years and it would make more sense to get an automatic.
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I have currently booked Creta top end diesel AT but since I have always wanted an Octavia there is no valid reason not consider it and just for octavia I would consider going for petrol but my main concern is that would there be any automatic variant of coming under 21 lakhs ?
I have been driving a manual and I have no problem driving it but we generally keep our cars for 7-8 years and it would make more sense to get an automatic.
I donít think even 1.5 automatic will come at 21L OTR .
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