Bookings of the Octovia RS 245 will open on March 1 at 12.00 noon. Only online bookings will be accepted for the car
Part of the Volkswagen group Skoda has not been serious about the sub-4 meter segment after exiting it with the phase-out of the Fabia hatchback in 2012-13
The dates of Auto Expo are drawing closer and major automobile manufacturers are preparing to showcase their latest and upcoming products. The 15th edition of the Auto Expo is expected to host the following facelifted cars, which you should look out for.
Although there are a few automobile manufacturers that are giving the expo a miss, there are some concept cars from other OEMs that give us a glimpse into the future of Indian automobiles.
Czech carmaker Skoda has some serious plans for the Indian market and its lineup is expected to be among the biggest at the event.
The Vision IN is expected to be based on the Kamiq and could get similar dimensions.
The company is also looking at localizing the SUV’s production by 2021, which would make it a CKD unit.
Currently, the Kodiaq is offered with a 2-litre, turbocharged diesel engine which makes 148BHP of maximum power and 340Nm of peak torque.
The sedan will be equipped with a brand-new, BSVI-compliant 2-litre TSI petrol engine and will discontinue its diesel powertrains for the next generation.
The test mule was spotted under heavy camouflage, though it had its boot lid open.
The CITIGOe iV will be offered in two trim levels, including Ambition and Style.
The Octavia gets a single piece headlamp setup, as opposed to the quad-LED headlamps of the previous generation.
The SUV bears a visual resemblance to its elder sibling, the Kodiaq. It gets the company’s signature butterfly grille that also connects a pair of LED DRLs.
Skoda will pit the 2020 Octavia against its old rivals like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra.
The sedan had already been spotted under camouflage, which revealed some of its aesthetic aspects.
While some have opted out of a diesel engine, there are some who have decided to bid goodbye to their petrol powertrains.
The car features aesthetic changes as week as updated interiors, among other changes.
The next-gen Rapid gets the front fascia pretty similar to the current-gen car, but the lines are bolder, the grille is now vertically slotted and the headlamp has been designed to look more like Skoda's Scala hatchback.
The car gets new black coloured 16-inch alloys and door decals, along with gloss black ORVMs and rear spoiler.
Spy shots of the test mule reveal that the car gets a set of brand-new, single-piece headlamps which will replace the quad units of the current car.
Depending on the success of the new platform and consumer acceptability of these new models, both companies will take a call if the same platform should be used for developing a hatchback
Skoda has also increased the ground clearance of the Kodiaq Scout by 6mm, bringing it up to 194mm.
Skoda Auto has 63 sales and 61 service touch points across 53 cities in the country, and all of them have been rebranded as per the new CICD.
The SUV gets 6mm more ground clearance over its standard variant, with a total clearance of 194mm.
The petrol powered Superb (DSG) Corporate Edition is priced at Rs 25.99 lakh, while the diesel one is tagged at Rs 28.49 lakh.