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Old 14th April 2021, 18:36   #181
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For the first time - I actually felt that this car would need a wheel replacement!

Sudarshan-Chakra Or Mixer-grinder blade. These are the only 2 things that are coming to mind whenever I see these new alloys. Why Skoda?
Ha ha ha... That's true. Due to Indianisation objective, starting from name like "Kushak" are being searched and used. So maybe "Sudarshan Chakra" design might have been thought as more appealing to India.
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Old 14th April 2021, 19:06   #182
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We were supposed to drive the Octavia this week, guys! Sadly, the drives got cancelled due to the even-sadder 15-day lockdown in Mumbai. Guess now the earliest we'll drive the car is in May.
That’s unfortunate but sort of expected. My dealer called yesterday to say he’s expecting a delay in getting stocks as well. Given the inordinately long wait I suppose those of us who’ve been desperately waiting this long will just have to hold on patiently for a bit more.

Edited to add: Delay in receiving stock of their display and test drive units.

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If the tyre size is the 'standard' VAG size of 205/55/16.
The L&K is getting 17 inchers. Lower variants will get 16s.


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Holy smoke Batman! Ahhh!! My eyes, my eyes. Cannot unsee those rims! Why Skoda, why? Those rims look like they're from cheap Chinese vegetable slicer.
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Give a powerful engine and reliable gearbox combo - we complain about the alloys and tyres.

Given the alloys and tyres and sunroof and wireless charging - we complain about lack of engine and gearbox combo.

Guess we are all perennially dissatisfied?

For a sedan lover, Octavia and Superb are a DELIGHT. Let us cherish it and hope it becomes a success! Look forward to the pricing and reviews. Game on!
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We were supposed to drive the Octavia this week, guys! Sadly, the drives got cancelled due to the even-sadder 15-day lockdown in Mumbai. Guess now the earliest we'll drive the car is in May.
Do you know if the launch is getting delayed too? Any chance of a digital launch event in end of April?
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For sure I'm excited, but don't you all think that at 30L (expected on-road) the 2.0 TSI L&K would be too close to the Superb? Even more so when substantial discounts will start rolling in on the latter.
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For sure I'm excited, but don't you all think that at 30L (expected on-road) the 2.0 TSI L&K would be too close to the Superb? Even more so when substantial discounts will start rolling in on the latter.
In Bangalore the superb is 41 to 44 lakhs on road.
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Which would you guys recommend? And, if one wants to upsize a bit?
P4ST is excellent but life is 40k to 50k max. Road noise is very low for the initial 20k, then starts increasing. For the first 20k, the car is on a dream run I used to positively compare the ride of my Corolla to coming close to that of the Camry!

I did upsizing on my old i20 and Civic - IMO normally going two sizes up on width and one size down on aspect ratio works well. Example: upsized 185/65/R15 to 205/60/R15 for a gain of approx 5.5mm ground clearance which is negated to some extent by the softer sidewalls of the Michelins. Impact on speedometer accuracy is also low.

This website is excellent for comparing tire sizes and my go to place for any such data.
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In Bangalore the superb is 41 to 44 lakhs on road.
In places like NCR, you could get a sportline variant for 34-35 lakhs after discount. IMO one who can spend 30 Lacs on a car can mostly spend 35 too.
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Clean and timeless design as expected from VAG Group. Designer of the alloys certainly deserves a 'special' award (unable to fathom how they cleared this design for the final production spec car). Skoda historically comes up with the best designed alloys. This aside, I think the 1.5 TSI will be the ideal engine for this car. Hope they price it well.
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In places like NCR, you could get a sportline variant for 34-35 lakhs after discount. IMO one who can spend 30 Lacs on a car can mostly spend 35 too.
I think they'll still maintain a healthy 6-8L price difference between the Octavia and Superb depending on Road tax etc in states.
But more importantly, they are for different usecases. You get the same engine+gearbox+features(almost) in either car. If you want a car that's partly self driven + partly chauffeured, then Superb makes sense. If it's mainly self driven, Octavia makes sense. You gain a lot of rear space with the Superb but will give up a fair bit on the handling and agility of an Octavia. So make a call depending on one's actual requirements. IMHO, can't really go wrong with either. I have a 2020 Superb and if not for the fact that I needed backseat comfort for 50% of the time, I would blindly pick the Octavia irrespective of cost savings (or not).

I am so excited to see Octavia come with the 2.0TSI. This feels somewhat like the launch of the first gen Octavia when it came and redefined what 'performance' means for its segment. Should be a stonker of a car and with that updated DQbox, will have a lot of mod potential too. Good on Skoda/VW to bring their full array of turbo-petrols to India. Can't think of a better time for enthusiasts.
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Lovely clean understated Euro design marred by the horrid and tacky alloy design. Would have also much preferred an all black interior, they look so much classier than the beige combo that seems to keep hitting the Indian market. A three spoke steering would also have been a better choice.

Eagerly waiting for performance reports of the 2 liter tsi. Should be a fast car, this.
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Add an easy 50K for a set of proper tyres like the PS4, P4ST or UC6. Who in their right mind specs a Euro saloon with GOodyear TripleMax tyres?
In a recent conversation with the SA came to know that Skoda have some kind of contract with Goodyear tyre for their cars. Seems like companies have focused heavily on cost optimization wherever possible.

No surprise that I received my Skoda Rapid with Goodyear's most basic DP-series tyres back in 2018.
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I think they'll still maintain a healthy 6-8L price difference between the Octavia and Superb depending on Road tax etc in states.
But more importantly, they are for different usecases. You get the same engine+gearbox+features(almost) in either car. If you want a car that's partly self driven + partly chauffeured, then Superb makes sense. If it's mainly self driven, Octavia makes sense. You gain a lot of rear space with the Superb but will give up a fair bit on the handling and agility of an Octavia. So make a call depending on one's actual requirements. IMHO, can't really go wrong with either.
But in India, cross-shopping is mostly done on the basis of price range and size of the vehicles and not the use-case of the buyers. IMO, Skoda should position the Octavia 2.0 TSI L&K at not more than 28L on-road.
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