2021 Skoda Octavia review - Plush, punchy, practical sedan you'd want | First Drive | Autocar India

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Each generation of the Skoda Octavia has pushed the goal posts in the executive sedan segment. The all-new Octavia takes the story forward. Renuka Kirpalani has the full review.

Camerapersons: Anand Malepu, Shreyans Chordia
Drone Operator and Editor: Rohan Salaskar

0:00 - Introduction
1:14 - Boot
2:13 - Octavia price expectation
2:37 - Dimensions and design
3:50 - Rear seat space
5:16 - Interior and features
8:33 - Air conditioning
8:53 - Driving position
9:12 - Engine, gearbox and performance
12:10 - Music system
12:25 - Ride and handling
13:50 - Verdict
15:12 - BTS!

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Autocar India
Autocar India 11 दिन पहले
Launch Alert! The Skoda Octavia has been priced at Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Style variant and Rs 28.99 lakh for the L&K. What do you think of the Octavia's pricing?
Himanshu Baladia
Himanshu Baladia 11 दिन पहले
Over priced
Siddhant Panchmukh
Siddhant Panchmukh 11 दिन पहले
@Vinay Balaji It is a 2L TSI Petrol engine.
Vinay Balaji
Vinay Balaji 11 दिन पहले
Crazy overpriced and that too no petrol option. Having said that, give it time and the octy buffs will get used to the idea of paying this kind of money;)
Venkatesh M
Venkatesh M 11 दिन पहले
Sounds expensive but can be paid for a car which is almost an Audi A4. Sun roof is a definite miss for an Indian style quotient, reminds me the Tata harrier mistake which made them to lose orders in the first two years after the launch.
spartan fire
spartan fire 11 दिन पहले
bit over priced
Dr Vikas Kumar
Dr Vikas Kumar घंटे पहले
Ventilated seats is must with this price, no tinted glass as released in European market.
akash soni
akash soni 2 दिन पहले
many features missing as one would expect from such pric segment.adaptive cruise, lane keep assist/ departure warning, ventilated seats, pre heating/cooling. for 21k honda has civic with loads of features in the states and that kinda makes feel bad. as seen in video octavia seems to be wobbly in suspension department. it just is trying to lure by interior looks. previous generation had better looks from outside it has lost a bit of that classy look statement.
HATIM TAI 2 दिन पहले
Llllllllike like like like the BTS
Akshay Malwade
Akshay Malwade 8 दिन पहले
BTS is hilarious..................please try to include in the gavin's and nikhil's videos as well
Jason Rodrigues
Jason Rodrigues 8 दिन पहले
I only come here to listen to this host! She is awesome.
Rajdeep Jangra
Rajdeep Jangra 8 दिन पहले
Love elegance of this car
Punarva Barthwal
Punarva Barthwal 9 दिन पहले
It's a logical buy. A sync between your brain & heart. Not a fan of Sunroof. So, doesn't matter. Ventilated seats would have been a good addition. Overall a fabulous review of a fabulous car. Any updates on the new Fabia coming to India? Would love to see the sensible hatch back. The BTS were amazing. Keep it an integral part of the video. "Kharab sadak pe kaun speedbraker banata h?" 😄
Zain Ali
Zain Ali 9 दिन पहले
Well it seems that the Czech carmaker is back with a bang! Love the BTS stuff in the end, wasn't expecting it!👍
Ankur Arora
Ankur Arora 9 दिन पहले
Can't beleive it doesn't have the sunroof. Yes, practically it's not something you would use on a daily basis but you HAVE TO give the option at this price point.
AMIT ANAND 9 दिन पहले
"The flash and drama of the likes of the Korean" Hyundai be like- Why just me Germans do that too!!!!
Pranesh Karthik
Pranesh Karthik 9 दिन पहले
Why are they not bringing diesel to India🤨🤨🤔🤔
prabhakar kp
prabhakar kp 9 दिन पहले
If it has stiffer suspension that will be great..... Lets wait for vw polo hope we get stiffer suspension
mg hector
mg hector 9 दिन पहले
Too much overpriced 🙄🙄🙄
rahul singla
rahul singla 9 दिन पहले
Waiting for Octavia Cng
yerragunta rohit
yerragunta rohit 10 दिन पहले
Loved the car
laksh arora
laksh arora 10 दिन पहले
Renuka speaks hindi as well 😂
Sanjay Dahiya
Sanjay Dahiya 10 दिन पहले
Overpriced by atleast 4 lacs. Not Value proposition anymore. Even if you ignore non-availability of Ventilated Seats or Sunroof etc, it is even expensive than a Euro-Compliant Diesel Engine Octavia in Europe. With on-road price of Elantra Petrol Automatic is 21.5 Lacs, Octavia Style at 30.25 Lacs seems just too overpriced. Nearly 9 Lacs difference, for what ? One can have an Elantra and compact SUV by spending couple of lacs more.
Yashodhan Goenka
Yashodhan Goenka 10 दिन पहले
Those are some terrible wheel design though I think they're mostly covered to aid in airflow. And that extremely sharp kink at the rear window. 🥲 suspension seems to bob up down a lot. Amazing interiors but! And good ride height for India.
Prajesh Prajesh
Prajesh Prajesh 10 दिन पहले
Siddharth kumar
Siddharth kumar 10 दिन पहले
We would like to see more bts in upcoming videos pls
Jaikant Kumar
Jaikant Kumar 10 दिन पहले
one of the best reviewer out there..... my fav car is out of budget.
Vidhi Srivastav
Vidhi Srivastav 10 दिन पहले
Behind the scenes🤭👍🤗
GYAN WIRE 11 दिन पहले
This car is LOVE.
Amandeep Singh
Amandeep Singh 11 दिन पहले
So, Elantra is the only one left in D-segment now. This one has definitely moved out of this segment.
Astitva Kumar
Astitva Kumar 11 दिन पहले
You may start making separate BTS videos, might turn out really good
Internet Survival
Internet Survival 11 दिन पहले
Consumers must realise Sedans are still best option due to ride quality, safety and grip. Ground clearance is no more a priority as roads even in rural India are getting better.
MR. sensible
MR. sensible 11 दिन पहले
Superb is a way better option in this price range. If it had panoramic sunroof, heads up display, ventilated seats, would have been unbeatable.
Gavin Perry
Gavin Perry 11 दिन पहले
It's wild when you think you can get the jeep compass at 17L......and the Octavia starts at 26L
Sushant Wadte
Sushant Wadte 11 दिन पहले
More BTS please
glaxon kalarikkal
glaxon kalarikkal 11 दिन पहले
It's a good thing that Skoda ditched the sunroof. A lot of manufacturers are offering it as an important feature and charge a premium. People fall for their marketing gimmick and pay the extra money for an unnecessary feature that will become cumbersome in the long run.
Abhishek Bhanage
Abhishek Bhanage 11 दिन पहले
The New Skoda Octavia is Superb!
priyanshu engineer
priyanshu engineer 11 दिन पहले
Solid sedan and the pricing looks way too hyped but once you sit n drive this beauty it's all worth it and the interior is so premium the only sedan I personally like after honda city 5th generation
Arjun Ambarnath
Arjun Ambarnath 11 दिन पहले
The 'luxury' car brand majority of Indians can aspire to get.
IshaQ GT
IshaQ GT 11 दिन पहले
Steering wheel looks incomplete 😅
Ari 11 दिन पहले
I loved the BTS, u guys should bring more of them in upcoming videos. "rasta itna kharab hai, aur bich me ye speed breaker"
Arun Ramakrishnan
Arun Ramakrishnan 11 दिन पहले
The rear looks a bit like verna
NithiSh JVJ
NithiSh JVJ 11 दिन पहले
Skoda going strong
Ranjith L
Ranjith L 11 दिन पहले
And the tough big maintenance costs ❤️
Abishek J
Abishek J 11 दिन पहले
This is a good car.... The performance is good enough... Just wanted a good tune for the engine....
Venkatesh Nandagopal
Venkatesh Nandagopal 11 दिन पहले
boot net standard? I ordered mine outside few years back
Hari Sankar
Hari Sankar 11 दिन पहले
Finally a perfect for sedan lovers
Utham M S
Utham M S 11 दिन पहले
All good but for pricing. Mainly now when most of us are thinking not twice but thrice or more
Salil Shrivastava
Salil Shrivastava 11 दिन पहले
Only if we had better roads in India.....Sedans have their own fan following.
Pravin Patade
Pravin Patade 11 दिन पहले
Ground clearance ?
Geetarth Neo
Geetarth Neo 11 दिन पहले
Love those alloy wheels.
Rohini Kulkarni
Rohini Kulkarni 11 दिन पहले
WOW!!!! My dream car!! Octavia ❤❤😍
Jaspreet Singh
Jaspreet Singh 11 दिन पहले
The only bad thing about this car is that its missing ventilating seats
Mohammed Mustafa
Mohammed Mustafa 11 दिन पहले
Mam, having sunroof or not should be a choice given to customers . No sunroof is deal breaker for a lot of customers. At this price point we expect a panoramic sunroof.
Prasad Madival
Prasad Madival 11 दिन पहले
The end was surprisingly amazing😉
Gagan shettigar
Gagan shettigar 11 दिन पहले
picnic in the boot lol
Mayur Suvarna
Mayur Suvarna 11 दिन पहले
Love the Car
rheet 90
rheet 90 11 दिन पहले
The previous version looked more legendary.
bleedblue420as 11 दिन पहले
Verna is almost half its price and offers ventilated seats and a sunroof. So i guess flash and drama of the Koreans is worth the money. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Rohan Sawant
Rohan Sawant 11 दिन पहले
I'll buy Tiguan 2.0 diesel at the same price as this
Bhoomika Gupta
Bhoomika Gupta 11 दिन पहले
Too good of a sedan
Reddylion 11 दिन पहले
Well made car.
Karthik ramki
Karthik ramki 11 दिन पहले
Expected more power and performance from 2.0 tsi. Same as my 1.8 tsi. Nevertheless a good looking car with upgraded interiors.
Jupiter Chungkham
Jupiter Chungkham 11 दिन पहले
Car without sunroof has a better overall performance..
Anand 11 दिन पहले
Add another 5 lakhs n get Skoda superb l n k
cool captan cool captan
cool captan cool captan 11 दिन पहले
Waste of money more futures could have been added like the panaromic sunroof ventelated seats etc
Shobhit Pant
Shobhit Pant 11 दिन पहले
Animesh Chatterjee
Animesh Chatterjee 11 दिन पहले
Sole reason for non consideration is that price is too much for a fwd car...previous manual 1.4/1.8 style and rs 230 were vfm..this is not worth it as irrespective of its features or performance it remains a fwd.
Mayur Mordani
Mayur Mordani 11 दिन पहले
Looks amazing both inside and outside but won't sell in india without ventilated seats and sunroof at this price point.
Dweepam 11 दिन पहले
Superb feels more VFM now😂😂
Behind the clue
Behind the clue 11 दिन पहले
front look good bt rear look like hyundai verna
Chetan Makhija
Chetan Makhija 11 दिन पहले
7:54 absolutely wrong place & position to have the Type C port, considering the Indian Messy driving styles that port is surely going to get clogged with dust and other things very soon 😭😭
Dr Sivakkumar
Dr Sivakkumar 11 दिन पहले
Does it hav connected car tech??
Hindustan EK Hai
Hindustan EK Hai 11 दिन पहले
There is no option for a diesel doubt will it be able to gather large sales numbers miss the diesel engines from Skoda and VW
Smart Traders
Smart Traders 11 दिन पहले
Can it possibly to compare with BMW 2 series?
Arpit Garg
Arpit Garg 11 दिन पहले
bc 25lakh car with no sun roof, 2000cc engine bhi kahan kaam aayega :'D
Navin Gehani
Navin Gehani 11 दिन पहले
Missing diesel
Pratap Patil
Pratap Patil 11 दिन पहले
Put another 10 to 15 lakh and wait for audi A3
Santhosh J
Santhosh J 11 दिन पहले
Color seems to not suit the car for reviewing and more over the pricing .... too high .. may be extra 5 lakhs we could get RS245 which outperforms in every aspects. Wondering such a high price due to absences of Honda and Toyota in this segment.
Niraj Shah
Niraj Shah 11 दिन पहले
Dislike for price
Arpan Mitra
Arpan Mitra 11 दिन पहले
Honda City and Skoda Octavia are 2 sedan giving tough competition to SUVs
Yes Minister
Yes Minister 11 दिन पहले
Wat a car, finally a sedan ppl wud love to buy
Pawan Kumar
Pawan Kumar 11 दिन पहले
New look with old features (minus sunroof)
Akshar Parekh
Akshar Parekh 11 दिन पहले
Awesome colour but suits Superb more than any other skoda cars
Pradip Patil
Pradip Patil 11 दिन पहले
Please share this colour name
Chintan Pandya
Chintan Pandya 11 दिन पहले
Rasta itna kharaab hai aur speed breaker daala hai bolo🤣🤣🤣🤣
vikrant gaur
vikrant gaur 11 दिन पहले
sahil ohlan
sahil ohlan 11 दिन पहले
Price it for 25 for top model and it kills everything
Xxaestheticxmakayla 11 दिन पहले
Just watching the video, I noticed a lot of vertical movements of the suspension which means it can feel willowy and not as tight in the handling department.
sahil ohlan
sahil ohlan 11 दिन पहले
Alloys don't look good
Tushar Mittal
Tushar Mittal 11 दिन पहले
What's with the ac controls being integrated in touch screen??????? Its so uncomfortable and dangerous
Tushar Mittal
Tushar Mittal 11 दिन पहले
Hector also does it and its a nightmare to use
Ayush Raj Madan
Ayush Raj Madan 11 दिन पहले
Welcome back
Anoop Sbabu
Anoop Sbabu 11 दिन पहले
Lack of Sunroof and ventilated seat's are very serious mistake
Greenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil
Greenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil 11 दिन पहले
Msk A h v j
Msk A h v j 11 दिन पहले
With out diesel it will be a big flop Diesel is still a good proposition for Indian conditions Thank you madam at least you spoke that sunroofs are useless
Suhel Shaikh
Suhel Shaikh 11 दिन पहले
Skoda should also bring in the GTec CNG Octavia available in EU... Given the rising petrol prices.... It will be an instant hit in India
gokul suresh✅
gokul suresh✅ 11 दिन पहले
Autocar india💕
ajay pisute
ajay pisute 11 दिन पहले
Great car. But when can we expect a diesel engine, or atleast an CNG version.
Suman Kumar Mehta
Suman Kumar Mehta 11 दिन पहले
This probably is the most viewed video by Autocar channel under 9 hours... 😶
longing along raw A.K.Danish
longing along raw A.K.Danish 11 दिन पहले
Missing TDI + dsg
Prakash Bhat
Prakash Bhat 11 दिन पहले
So much chrome on bonnet looks like aftermarket, looks cheap and Skoda thinking every Indian customer likes chrome is not justified... Feels like a marui dezire, and Honda... If someone wants chrome they should go for it, but it must not be standard... I always loved Octavia, but those extra chrome didn't even allow me to check it's features... Totally let down
B-34 Swapnil Thokale
B-34 Swapnil Thokale 11 दिन पहले
Exactly. There should be another trim option of gloss black panel on the bonnet instead of chrome
Saad Ahmed
Saad Ahmed 11 दिन पहले
Who wants more BTS of Autocar in every video? I certainly do 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️
manu sharma
manu sharma 11 दिन पहले
Great car. What about ground clearance?
Ojaswee Singh
Ojaswee Singh 12 दिन पहले
Can we expect a vrs?
RAHUL KARALE 12 दिन पहले
Yesterday only i saw same car with same color while driving from Pune to Mumbai.. it seems that some car reviewer only having this car there..😊
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