Skoda introduced the Octavia brand to the Indian car market which phased in 2010. The company has rolled out this car in 3 optional engines available and overall in 3 trim levels out of which, this variant is the top end one. This variant is equipped with turbocharged DOHC based 4 cylinder 2.0 L motor that produces commanding torque and superior power. This new saloon looks totally refreshing and also inherits the DNA that Skoda cars are shipped with. The car has revamped headlights as well as grille design. What is truly fascinating about the car is its Bi-Xenon headlamps and headlight cluster with the dynamic leveling technique. The daytime running LED lights have added to car’s beauty with elegance at the front. This premium saloon comes shipped with advanced safety functionality with aspects of innovative comfort.
Exteriors & Interiors
The car’s exterior design is truly impressive with front fascia of the top end trim turning out to be extremely stylish with aggressive looking headlight cluster and Bi-Xenon headlamps fitted onto them. The grille’s design is also greatly improved which is incorporated with 19 vertical slats. The car’s side-profile is blessed with door handles and body-colored OVRMs. The saloon’s rear end gets stylish boot-lid in a sort of triangular design on it. The Skoda Octavia Elegance 2.0 TDI AT has been designed keeping in mind the demand of customers for an incredibly comfortable and lavish looking vehicle. The interior has chrome accentuation, well cushioned seats covered in premium leather Ivory upholstery. There are a few other features which add to the convenience during a ride such as: glove compartment, cup holders, bottle holders, 12V power socket, arm rest vanity mirror as well as other features.
Engine & Performance
The company rolled out the top end trim with Turbocharged diesel under its hood. This car produces maximum displacement f 1968cc. This 1968cc diesel engine has DOHC valve configuration which help sit in churning out about 141.1 BHP at revs of 4000 rpm that yields about 320 Nm of Torque at maximum. The 6 speed gearbox transmission is automatic and is of the DSG type with an option of changing the gears manually tiptronic. The power is sent to the front wheels and ensures best in class performance. Overall, like other Skoda engines, it is well engineered and houses advanced technology.
Braking & Handling
When the question of braking system comes in view, the premium saloon is equipped with disc brakes that are fitted to both the front as well as the rear wheels of the car. The car maker gives the advanced vacuum-assisted hydraulic dual diagonal system of circuit braking that is assisted further by the dual-rate system. The ABS and EBD compliments the braking system further alongside the hydraulic braking assist technology. Also the advanced power steering of direct rack and pinion type shall help in improving the handling, making the car easy for driving in traffic and even in city besides highways.
Specifications of Skoda Octavia Elegance 2.0 TDi CR Automatic Diesel