Well, it is the second week of December and most Skoda lovers are eagerly waiting for the release of the the 2013 Skoda Octavia, known as Laura in India. The teaser images which were released a few weeks back, show that the car comes with new style and features when compared with its predecessor, the current Laura. The new Octavia will have same design cues but the shape and size will be highly refined.
The 2013 Octavia will be the third car in the Volkswagen group to share the MQB platform. The new Octavia will grow in size offering more space for passengers and their luggage. Another remarkable feature is the new safety features, which include forward collision warnings, knee airbags and airbags for the rear passengers, and a special software which detects the energy level of the drive based on drive pattern and response on the road.
The 2013 Octavia will also have a highly fuel efficient and low emmision engine that produces only 89 grams of CO2 per kilometer.It comes with both turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines. For India, both the 1.8 Liter TSI turbo petrol engine good for 160 Bhp-259 Nm and the 2 Liter TDI turbo diesel engine which pumps out 140Bhp – 320 Nm are expected to remain the same. Transmission options will include a 6 speed manual gearbox and a 6 speed DSG automatic gearbox.
The Czech car maker is confident that their latest offering will go on to become the top ten best selling cars in the world.The price will range from Rs 12.90 lacks to Rs 18.90 lacks.