The new and heavily updated 2017 Skoda Octavia returns again this year and promises a more aggressive exterior look than before. According to Express UK, the new vehicle will come with several facelifts on its exterior including C-shaped taillights, a redesigned grille, a LED daytime running lights strip, square twin headlights, and minor exterior design cues on the side sills. The Interior is also updated and features more premium and soft-touch materials than before.
The Skoda Octavia India release date should be expected sometime in the spring of 2017.
Short Summary Of Changes
The Czech Republic built Octavia is available as both a hatchback and wagon. The updates are significant especially those that on the front and rear fascia a mentioned above. The result of the changes and facelifts is a more aggressive looking vehicle that is expected to rival the likes of Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, and Toyota Corolla Altis.
As mentioned above, the new Skoda Octavia 2017 will come with a redesigned fascia, however, those are the significant facelifts. There is a myriad of other nitty-gritty that should be expected too. The Skoda Octavia interior has also improved in leaps and bounds in most vehicular facets. Newer and fresher technologies are now available to drive the point home.
Some of the standard systems available for convenience, infotainment, and telematics include safety features galore, an upgraded infotainment system, leatherette upholstery, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, traction and stability control, automatic climate control, driving aids (forward collision alert, lane departure alert and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and hill assist).
Also, the new model, according to media reports, is expected to be the only model that will continue to be available in VRS performance trim. Well, the new 2017 Skoda Octavia isn’t the only vehicle that has improved in its class. Some of the rivals hot on its heels include the Hyundai Elantra.
2017 Skoda Octavia Competition And Possible Alternatives
The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra price starts from an MSRP of around $117,150. Some of the Elantra specs include an upscale and thoughtfully laid out interior design, tons of safety features, and whisper-quiet ride. In terms of performance, the Hyundai Elantra 2017 comes with a standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine that puts out around 147 hp and 132 lbs. ft. of torque. Raising the stakes a notch higher is the Elantra Eco that gets a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 128 horsepower and 156 pounds-feet of torque. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra release is expected two months from now.
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is yet another solid rival to the Skoda Octavia and comes with a price tag featuring $16,620 MSRP. Some of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze specs include a standard turbocharged engine with impressive fuel economy, an attractive and well-laid out interior, and a boatload of standard features. As pertains the performance, the new model comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder engine good for 153 hp and 177 lbs. ft. of torque. The Chevy Cruze release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
What Are The Changes In The Interior And Exterior Of The New 2017 Skoda Octavia
Although not confirmed yet, the five-passenger 2017 Skoda Octavia is available in five trims: RS, RS230, Scout, VRS, and VRS Estate. Changes can be expected on its release date.
Some of the standard features to expect from the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a height-adjustable driver seat, fifteen-inch wheels, a seven-inch central touchscreen display, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, smartphone app connectivity, and a folding rear seat.
Opting for the Octavia RS230 gets you features like heated mirrors, full power accessories, a six-speaker sound system, steering-wheel-mounted phone and audio controls, cruise controls, an upgraded six-speaker sound system, a rear center armrest, and HD radio.
More features will be more apparent as we near its release date. Keep checking for more important updates.
Engine Rumors For The New 2017 Skoda Octavia
Although most specs are unknown as of this writing, we expect the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift to also include powertrain upgrades as well. Rumors within industry circles say the new model will achieve about 10% better fuel economy and an output of between 90-120 horsepower.
The same sources say a Plug-in hybrid is in the works. Full specs should be unveiled soon.
When Is The 2017 Skoda Octavia Going To Be Released?
Recent reports allege the new model will most probably be available sometime in the spring of 2017, and will go for sale for about $18,000.
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