Skoda launched an all-new version of its bestselling sedan Octavia in India on Thursday with price starting at Rs 15.49 lakh. The amazing car will be available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version comes with two engine options of 1.4 litre and 1.8 litre, priced between Rs 15.49-20.89 lakh. Further, the Octavia diesel is powered by a 2-litre engine 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 hassold over 90,000 units since 2001 when the company entered themarket with the model," Skoda Auto India Director Sales, Service and Marketing Ashutosh Dixit said.
Ashutosh Dixit also said the new car will help further boost the company's sales, which has witnessed 15 per cent growth in January-June.
Skoda Auto India sold 7,576 units during the first half of 2017. The new Octavia will take on Toyota's Corolla Altis in the segment.
The new Octavia is equipped with features such as hands-free parking, iBuzz driver fatigue alert and eight safety airbags.