Team-BHP > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th March 2021, 18:22   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
TusharK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pune
Posts: 3,253
Thanked: 28,775 Times
Default Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

The launch of the fourth generation Skoda Octavia is just around the corner. In fact, the carmaker has kicked-off pre-launch activities with a private unveiling of the car.

Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India-1-1.jpg

Skoda Octavia exterior & interior



The fourth generation Octavia retains its notchback design, where the rear windshield is attached to the boot lid. Accessing the luggage compartment is a lot easier with this design.

Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India-1-2.jpg

The overall styling of the car is an evolution of its predecessor. It carries over the crisp lines and adds a sharper looking front fascia. The single frame Skoda grille has been slightly tweaked, while the LED headlights add a sleek look.

Name:  1 7.JPG
Views: 24847
Size:  81.4 KB

The rear of the car features new L-shaped tail lamp clusters. Just like other models in the Skoda range, the round logo on the boot lid has been replaced with the Skoda lettering. The Laurin & Klement variant seen in these images comes with smart looking alloy wheels.

Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India-108573d87458484b9009b4b6701f2589.jpg

Step inside and you're greeted with a modern and contemporary interior. The centre console houses a floating touchscreen infotainment head-unit, while the gearshift lever has been replaced with a toggle switch. The new 2-spoke steering wheel looks sporty yet elegant. Besides, the conventional instrument binnacle has also been replaced with a digital screen.

Name:  1 6.JPG
Views: 24472
Size:  66.3 KB

Skoda Octavia engine options



In India, customers are likely to get a choice of two turbo petrol engines. These include a 1.5-litre TSI paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 2.0-litre TSI which could be offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Name:  759e826cf512401880e108aa2cfe9060.jpg
Views: 24204
Size:  42.1 KB

Name:  d1f8fcaa7a9540c8bb6f1e655b5759ea.jpg
Views: 24079
Size:  35.7 KB

Thanks to the Team-BHP fan (he prefers to remain anonymous) who sent these images in. Heartfelt gratitude for sharing them with other enthusiasts via this Team-BHP share page!

Link to Team-BHP News

Last edited by Aditya : 21st March 2021 at 15:20. Reason: Typo.
TusharK is offline   (100) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 18:58   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
CEF_Beasts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,033
Thanked: 5,277 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

The only car that can save the dying D-segment sedans, looks really sharp and catchy in this Lava Blue! The alloy wheel styling is just next level . Price it right and Skoda has another winner!
CEF_Beasts is online now   (17) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 19:09   #3
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 255
Thanked: 61 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

I feel they have over done the grill facia. It is too wide and gauche.

Why the toggle switch idea? What purpose will that serve? What happens to people like me who prefer driving with one hand on the gear lever all the time?

Lastly, I hope this is also made here and localised so that the prices are low. It certainly will not start below 19.99L is my feeling.
travelwriter is offline   (7) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 20:21   #4
BHPian
 
Shreyas_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 196
Thanked: 898 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

This is one car that is making me rethink about my decision of getting an SUV as my next car. Looks great, comes loaded and the 2L + DSG must be insanely fun. Looking forward to test drive this in April/May
Shreyas_H is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 20:30   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 83
Thanked: 94 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Beautiful and absolutely drool worthy. The best D1 sedan hands down. Love the styling, love the 2.0 tsi and love the spacious and luxurious interiors. Hope the 2.0 tsi comes with a manual gearbox too. This is probably the lightest car to come with that engine. Even 1.8 tsi of previous generation was explosive. This one with 320 NM torque will take performance to next level. Eagerly awaiting it's launch.
DonHyd is offline   (3) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 20:51   #6
BHPian
 
JoshMachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pune
Posts: 578
Thanked: 1,639 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Name:  06D6C87C13264D6B907CFE8A9C09B95C.png
Views: 21426
Size:  466.3 KB

Is this design about “Form over Function”?

‘P’ button at the top - electronic parking brake or the parking mode switch?

Toggle gear switch in center - looks like it is meant to move longitudinally between ‘R’ and ‘D/S’. How do you move this toggle switch latitudinally, to shift to Manual / Tiptronic mode (assuming there is one in this setup)?
JoshMachine is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 21:27   #7
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 112
Thanked: 120 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Really love the exterior of this car, if I had to describe it in a word it would be 'classy'. The rims especially are drop-dead gorgeous

The interior for me is a massive miss though. The steering wheel as stated by other BHPians might not be as pragmatic as the current unit and the gear shifter too isn't as tactile as I would like it to be. The ICE too seems to be a bit out of place especially given the fact that the Indian market is filled with the likes of Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta which have absolutely amazing ICE as compared to this (strictly judging from the looks of it). I wish Skoda would have paid a little more attention to the car internally too. An ICE like the one the newest Superb too would be something that is adequate.
AKSarkar1 is offline  
Old 20th March 2021, 21:52   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Agra
Posts: 4
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

This will indeed lit up the D-segment sedan space again. The alloy wheels are more India-specific and I am kinda sure that Skoda will link the design with some Indian element to get more attention. Nonetheless, this looks absolutely smashing and 2.0L + DSG will be a lovely combination. If Skoda prices it sanely, they have a winner in hand! Ride-by-wire will also be the segment-first feature along with tri-zone climate control!
Power Craver is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 22:37   #9
AYP
BHPian
 
AYP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 892
Thanked: 2,048 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Have heard in a couple of interviews involving Zac that Skoda is running some tests on the diesel engines and may bring it back for their bigger cars.

I really hope that the Octavia receives the 2.0 TDi as well. The Octavia is big enough and it does receive the 2.0 TDi in many international markets as well.

My only grouse other than the lack of a diesel is the 2 spoke steering. Hated it in the previous gen S-Class as well.

The design is truly awesome, especially the exterior. Those alloys look drool worthy. You rarely see such alloys in a VAG product.

Last edited by AYP : 20th March 2021 at 22:39.
AYP is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 23:11   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
el lobo 6061's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 1,799
Thanked: 1,455 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshMachine View Post
Is this design about “Form over Function”?

‘P’ button at the top - electronic parking brake or the parking mode switch?

Toggle gear switch in center - looks like it is meant to move longitudinally between ‘R’ and ‘D/S’. How do you move this toggle switch latitudinally, to shift to Manual / Tiptronic mode (assuming there is one in this setup)?
Hope this video gives some clarity.

el lobo 6061 is offline   (21) Thanks
Old 20th March 2021, 23:19   #11
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 16,824
Thanked: 34,188 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Fingers crossed for the 2L TSI + 7 speed wet clutch DSG + Multilink. Will be a brilliant option if the above comes true.
Vid6639 is offline   (18) Thanks
Old 21st March 2021, 01:03   #12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Nashik
Posts: 3
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Though I know it’s absolutely useless future in Indian climate conditions but where is Sunroof? If it’s not there that’s a bummer as even cars costing 10 lakhs nowadays come with a sunroof!
MayurS is offline  
Old 21st March 2021, 01:12   #13
Team-BHP Support
 
manson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,769
Thanked: 3,072 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Skoda is a master at neutral but imposing looking designs. Will save my vote on the looks of the Octavia till I see one in person, however I"m not expecting it to be a head turner by a long shot. Meanwhile I am waiting to see if we get the ventilated seats, heads up display and sunroof amongst the other features available on first edition Octavia available in the UK.
manson is online now   (4) Thanks
Old 21st March 2021, 08:09   #14
BHPian
 
suhas_raj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 108
Thanked: 112 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Octavia has always had great designs across generations & this latest one looks fantastic! Although the grill seems a bit too large, but may look better in person than on pics. In a sea of crossovers & wannabe SUV’s this will be a refreshing change. Hopefully it revives the D segment sedans & in turn we get more options. Not all of us want a boxy tall SUV Going by the latest product portfolios I hope manufacturers don’t kill the sedans entirely.

If priced right, this should be the segment leader hands down. The interiors as expected from Skoda look really plush, I’m digging the virtual cockpit & two spoke steering design

Can’t wait to test drive this beauty of a machine.

Last edited by suhas_raj : 21st March 2021 at 08:23.
suhas_raj is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 21st March 2021, 08:12   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 4,714
Thanked: 6,266 Times
Default Re: Scoop Pics! 4th-gen Skoda Octavia showcased in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vid6639 View Post
Fingers crossed for the 2L TSI + 7 speed wet clutch DSG + Multilink. Will be a brilliant option if the above comes true.
Agree. More BMW than BMW now .

Awful aerodynamic alloys though. Replace when a snazzy set of 18" alloys & wider 225s, and you're set. 187bhp tune is now than enough for now and a easy remap after standard warranty expires.

Now I know why Honda pulled the Civic. Hyundai may as well retire the Elantra too!

Last edited by itwasntme : 21st March 2021 at 08:15.
itwasntme is offline   (13) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks