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Old 10th June 2021, 15:02   #91
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2021 Skoda Octavia Pricing revealed :

L&K priced at 28.99 Lakhs and
Style variant priced at 25.99 Lakhs


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2021 Skoda Octavia Pricing revealed :

L&K priced at 28.99 Lakhs and
Style variant priced at 25.99 Lakhs
Early adopters and Octavia lovers will definitely go for it initially no doubt but once initial hype is over I expect discounts to roll in pretty quick because at these prices very few people will go for it. At 28.99 lakh ex-showroom, it is almost 35-36 lakh on-road!

Let's hope Skoda remains in their senses while pricing the Kushaq.

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Old 10th June 2021, 15:10   #93
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Pricing seems to be along expected lines - not amazing and not terrible. Hopefully we'll see a couple of lakhs discount in a few months which would make it quite attractive.
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Early adopters and Octavia lovers will definitely go for it initially no doubt but once initial hype is over I expect discounts to roll in pretty quick because at these prices very few people will go for it. At 28.99 lakh ex-showroom, it is almost 35-36 lakh on-road!

Let's hope Skoda remains in their senses while pricing the Kushaq.
Still leaves a 20-25 Lakh gap from the C Class/3 Series/A4 segment with an estimated onroad of 35-36 as you said. Far far away from the 21ish Creta/Seltos roof. Karoq stands at a gap of about 4 lakhs from the L&K. Pretty confusing actually, would prospective Octavia owners be attracted towards saving the buck and going for the Karoq, or would Karoq buyers prefer moving to the Style variant of the Octavia or putting in a few more and getting the L&K?

Let's also not forget that the Tiguan/Kodiaq aren't too many lakhs away. The Octavia sits in the middle of two "SUV" segments and not too far away from either.
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Crazy pricing indeed. I remember in 2016 Skoda India had launched the Superb at a starting price of 22.68L Ex-Showroom for the Manual Petrol Variant and just in 5 years now they are launching the Octavia at a starting price of 26L Ex-Showroom. Scary how the Automotive companies are successful in shifting segments with the same product. All the best to all the prospective buyers

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2021 Skoda Octavia Pricing revealed :

L&K priced at 28.99 Lakhs and
Style variant priced at 25.99 Lakhs


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Predictions were reasonably spot on. The 24.99 Karoq was 31.xx in Kerala. So the Octavia will be 32 - 37 lakhs on-road. Expensive! Hopefully the 1.5 manual comes in for fence sitters like me.

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Will they get 200 units per month volume with this pricing? Very, very likely!
Had they priced it 2-3L lower, the volume would likely remained the same.

They have kept room for lower variant(s)!
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Not a bad pricing considering the last gen L&K model was at an ex-showroom price of ~25L. For the additional 4 lac, you get a newer generation model, a few more tech features and most importantly, 200cc more in the engine bay and a DQ381 in place of the infamous DQ200.
Question for people who have first hand experiences, was there a discount to the tune of a 1-2 lac to be had on the outgoing model while it was on sale till a few months ago? I thought discounts are much more limited for Skoda, especially compared to BMW/Mercedes/Audi etc.
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In case the Skoda team is looking for inputs on prices in this forum, I would strongly suggest pricing the style version at 21 L ex-showroom and L&K at 23 L ex-showroom
Anything more and they will leave buyers in no man's land - Folks will most likely end up saving a few bucks by buying Jeep / Tuscon or spending a few more and buying Superb.
Compass petrol top end is 25.5 lakhs and diesel top end is 28.5 lakhs ex showroom. So not realistic to expect Octavia top end to be at 23 lakhs ex showroom
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A bit pricey I think.
But hopefully sufficient discounts will follow to make this an attractive package.
For sedan lovers there are no real alternatives in this segment so I guess the limited few who do decide to buy the Octavia will not be that price sensitive.

This car is not a value proposition for any buyer.
I think this aims at a selected clientele and will most likely win them over with its "Skoda-ness".

At the same time, a realistic price for this car should have been 24-25 lakhs for the L&K variant. As even this top end version misses out on a few goodies like ventilated seats and a sunroof.

Skoda is not a mass market player and frankly has no capability to be one. They are happy selling few cars at maximum possible profit. And frankly, I don't see anything wrong with that.
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Crazily premium pricing but along the expected lines I presume. Skoda doesn't have any incentive to price it aggressively as there is hardly any demand or competition. What it does pave way for is probably a better priced 1.5 at a later stage.
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The pricing clearly shows why India never seen the light of latest gen Rapid, or else we must have been reading Rapid 2021 starting 15 lakh ex-showroom, be the case of Polo too it would have been like Polo 2021 starting at 9.99 lakh ex-showroom.

And as far as Taigun or Kushaq is concerned they are not going to price them competitive either as Skoda/VW still thinks they are selling cars because of their solid thud, because this is what the sales representatives still stresses on that the quality they are giving nobody can match and it can't be cheap. But I think it is us ,the enthusiasts who are keeping the brand alive or else if 100% mind kicks in while making the buying decision no one will turn their heads to Skoda/VW showrooms.

- No offence- I am a Rapid owner, and would have loved to stretch to buy a Manual Octavia if priced right.

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Compass petrol top end is 25.5 lakhs and diesel top end is 28.5 lakhs ex showroom. So not realistic to expect Octavia top end to be at 23 lakhs ex showroom
Haha yes, I guess I was being too optimistic. But I would have still expected them to price the Style variant around 23 ex showroom and L&K around 26, not that their sales numbers would be drastically different with the current pricing.
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High but not atrocious at all I feel. I bought my MY16 1.8 Style Plus (top variant then) in January 2016 for an ex-showroom of 20.15L.

Why is that?

++ 5 years of inflation;
++ Consistent rupee depreciation;
++ Large raises in global input costs;
++ A brand new BS-VI engine;
++ A better DSG which does not seem to have the pitfalls of the DQ200;
++ All sewn together into a completely new platform, and
++ Keeping up with the Jones'es in terms of pricing.

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While there is absolutely no comparison between the Elantra 2.0 petrol and Octavia's 2.0 TSI, the Octavia L&K is dearer by about 9L (ex showroom) than the Elantra! This will translate to 10-11 L difference in terms of OTR price. 29L ex showroom should translate to 34-35L OTR. A DIESEL Titanium Endeavour 4*2 AT is available at 30L ex showroom!

This is a serious price hike. I was betting on Octavia reversing the trend in favor of sedans, but it will instead pulverize the Octavia brand completely!

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