The Skoda Octavia has become more affordable with the launch of a new variant called the Corporate Edition. Priced at Rs 15.49 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 16.99 lakh for the diesel model, the Corporate Edition undercuts the base-spec Octavia Ambition variant by Rs 50,000 and Rs 1 lakh, respectively. However, like the 2019 Superb Corporate Edition that was launched earlier this year, the Octavia Corporate Edition is exclusive to existing Skoda customers.
Has the price cut led to any changes on the feature list? Well, for starters, the Octavia Corporate Edition is as safe as the Ambition variants as it gets four airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assists (BA), electronic differential lock (EDL), electronic stability control (ESC) and ISOFIX child seat anchors. Other features on offer include LED headlamps with LED DRLs, a dual zone climate control system with rear AC vents, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, height adjustable driver seat and rear parking sensors.
In comparison, the Ambition variant misses out on LED headlamps. However, Skoda is yet to reveal the full feature list of the Corporate Edition and there may be more feature differences.
Under the bonnet, the Octavia Corporate Edition is available with either a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine or a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. Where the petrol sedan makes 150PS of power and 250Nm of peak torque, the diesel is good for 143PS and 320Nm. Sadly, there’s no dual-clutch automatic (DSG) on offer as both engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard.
To know more about the Octavia Corporate Edition, check out the official press release below.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA Corporate Edition: dynamic, elegant, emotive
- The OCTAVIA Corporate Edition is available at an introductory ex-showroom price of INR 15.49 lakh
- Offered exclusively to existing ŠKODA AUTO customers, the OCTAVIA Corporate Edition blurs the line between beauty and functionality without compromising on comfort
- Equipped with the 1.4 TSI (MT) petrol and the 2.0 TDI (MT) diesel engine, the OCTAVIA Corporate Edition is available in the popular Candy White paint scheme
- ŠKODA ‘Shield Plus’: a segment first initiative to ensure six years of hassle-free ownership experience
Mumbai, 18 March, 2019: ŠKODA AUTO India introduces the OCTAVIA Corporate Edition at an attractive introductory ex-showroom price of INR 15.49 lakh exclusively for ŠKODA customers. The OCTAVIA Corporate Edition serves to cater a demand for a modern emotionally-rich design, generous proportions and dimensions, unmatched ownership experience and unparalleled ‘value for money’ proposition.
The Corporate Edition comes equipped with the 1.4 TSI (MT) petrol engine and the 2.0 TDI (MT) diesel engine from the OCTAVIA model range and is now available across all authorized ŠKODA dealership facilities in the country, in popular Candy White colour scheme.
The OCTAVIA Corporate Edition demonstrates a powerful and masculine character. The vehicle gets a chiselled hood, massive and elegant front butterfly grille with chrome surround, and distinctive Quadra headlamps with LED DRLs. The side profile of the Corporate Edition lengthens the vehicle visually and emphasizes the coupé-like silhouette – an effect which is intensified even further by the tapered rear window. The horizontal and sharply cut tornado lines and the R (16) Velorum alloy wheels, accentuate the dynamic appearance further.
The subtle contours on the rear and the C shaped illumination, typical of the ŠKODA model range, makes the vehicle confidently stand out. The cool brushed décor on the front center console and door panels with dual tone Onyx Ivory front dashboard and the style beige upholstery uses the dialect of elegance that reflects the glorious ŠKODA history and design language.
The OCTAVIA Corporate Edition comes with such powerful yet refined engine options that are nothing short of modern marvels. The 1.4 TSI petrol engine produces an impressive power output of 150 PS (110 kW), and the torque output of 250 Nm while delivering fuel efficiency of 16.7 kmpl. It achieves 0 to 100 km/hr in 8.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 219 km/hr. The turbo-charged 2.0 TDI offers 143 PS (105 kW) power and comes with a six-speed manual transmission, as standard. The diesel engine option achieves a maximum torque of 320 Nm, 0 to 100 km/hr in 8.4 seconds, a top speed of 218 km/hr and an average of 21 kmpl.
SAFETY AND SMART ASSISTANCE
At ŠKODA AUTO, safety is a priority and not an option. The standard safety equipment in the OCTAVIA Corporate Edition includes four airbags: dual front airbags and an additional set of front side airbags that reiterate ŠKODA’s strong emphasis on the safety and security of its customers.
In addition, the Corporate Edition includes a wide array of features, such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Break-force Distribution (EBD), Hydraulic Brake Assistant (HBA), Anti Slip Regulation (ASR), Motor Speed Regulation (MSR), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Multi-Collision Braking (MKB).
‘SIMPLY CLEVER’ SOLUTIONS
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA Corporate Edition hosts a plethora of the most technically advanced and intelligent connectivity features that add a practical twist to elegance. The state-of-the-art 16.51 cm touchscreen central infotainment system, is equipped with SmartLink™ technology (ŠKODA Connectivity bundles supporting MirrorLink®, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) that mirrors the smartphone for seamless connectivity and an undistracted drive. The Two-Zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with clean air function, is fitted with a humidity sensor that reduces the windscreen misting.
With a capacity of 590 litres, stretched to 1,580 litres with the rear seat backrests folded down and capable of a 60:40 split, the OCTAVIA Corporate Edition is at the top of its class in space. It transcends to maximized space and practicality for all your business, pleasure and practical essentials. The 'Simply Clever' features are characterized by astonishing attention to details and are as ingenious as they are intuitive. The illuminated and cooled Glove Box and the Jumbo Box storage compartment, housed in the front armrest, is extremely convenient for storing your gadgets, house keys, books, and beverages.
ŠKODA ‘SHIELD PLUS’
ŠKODA AUTO India recently introduced the ‘Shield Plus’: a segment first initiative to ensure six years of hassle-free ownership experience and PEACE OF MIND. It incorporates the first year of comprehensive motor insurance and three subsequent years of third-party coverage, 24 x 7 road side assistance for the fifth and the sixth year, and an extended warranty for an additional period of the fifth and sixth year or 1,50,000 kilometres (whichever is earlier).