The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift has finally gone on sale in India priced at ₹ 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom) and here are the highlights from the launch event. This is the first mid-life facelift for the current-generation Octavia, which was launched in India in 2013. We have already driven the car in India and there is no doubt that the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift still remains a good value proposition in its segment. We have already told you everything that we know about the updated Octavia and all that is left to know is the price of the car.
Under the hood, 2017 Skoda Octavia will continue to feature 1.8 TSI petrol engine that churns out 178 bhp and comes mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission, while a smaller 1.4 TSI motor which makes 147 bhp and is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is also the tried and tested 2.0 TDI diesel engine that produces 147 bhp and is mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission.
The new 2017 Skoda Octavia is the facelift of the third-gen model and comes with new styling upgrades and a host of new features to suit the modern trend. The 2017 model is built on the Volkswagen's versatile MQB platform. Visually, the updated Skoda Octavia's face is completely re-done with a new split-headlamp cluster that Skoda likes to call QuadraLED headlights because it's split into four compartments. There is that signature butterfly grille at the centre along with the LED daytime running lights and fog lamps on the bumper, which is all-new as well.