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Skoda launches new Octavia model in India for Rs 15.49 lakh

The car will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

New Skoda Octavia 2017 (Photo: @SkodaIndia, Twitter)
New Skoda Octavia 2017 (Photo: @SkodaIndia, Twitter)

Czech carmaker Skoda on Thursday launched an all-new version of its best-selling Octavia in with price starting at Rs 15.49 lakh (all ex- showroom).

The will be available in both and options.

The version comes with two options of 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre, priced between Rs 15.49-20.89 lakh.

The Octavia is powered by a 2-litre and priced between Rs 16.9-22.89 lakh across 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," Skoda Auto Director Sales, Service and Marketing Ashutosh Dixit told reporters.

He said the new will help further boost the company's sales, which has witnessed 15 per cent growth in January-June.

Skoda Auto sold 7,576 units during the first half of this year.

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

The new Octavia is equipped with features such as hands- free parking, iBuzz driver fatigue alert and eight airbags.

"While retaining its strong characteristics of space, all round comfort, 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.

The new Octavia will take on Toyota's in the segment.

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