New Skoda Octavia launched for starting price of Rs 15.49 lakh

Skoda, the Czech carmaker has launched all-new petrol and diesel versions of Octavia, its best selling sedan in the Indian market, for price starting at Rs 15.49 lakh (all India ex- showroom).

While the petrol variant, with two engine options of 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre, is priced between Rs 15.49-20.89 lakh, the diesel version, powered by a 2-litre engine is priced between Rs 16.9-22.89 lakh for four variants.

"The Octavia is the heart of Skoda brand. Globally, it has sold over six million units in total. In India, it has sold over 90,000 units since 2001 when the company entered the market with the model," said Ashutosh Dixit, Skoda Auto India Director Sales, Service and Marketing.

He added that the company has seen a 15% growth in January-June this year, selling 7,576 units in the period mentioned.

"We plan to grow our sales 30% this year on the back of new products and further consolidate our position in the premium segment," Dixit said.

The new model, which would compete with Toyota Corolla Altis in this segment, comes with features like hands- free parking and iBuzz driver fatigue alert, along with eight safety airbags.

"While retaining its strong characteristics of space, all round comfort, safety and technology, the new Octavia will be a compelling proposition in its segment and will continue to drive Skoda's success in India," Dixit said.

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