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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Over priced
Siddhant Panchmukh
Siddhant Panchmukh 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
@Vinay Balaji It is a 2L TSI Petrol engine.
Vinay Balaji
Vinay Balaji 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
bit over priced
Akshay Malwade
Akshay Malwade 19 तासांपूर्वी
BTS is hilarious..................please try to include in the gavin's and nikhil's videos as well
Jason Rodrigues
Jason Rodrigues 19 तासांपूर्वी
I only come here to listen to this host! She is awesome.
Rajdeep Jangra
Rajdeep Jangra 19 तासांपूर्वी
Love elegance of this car
Punarva Barthwal
Punarva Barthwal 22 तासांपूर्वी
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 दिवसापूर्वी
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 दिवसापूर्वी
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 दिवसापूर्वी
"The flash and drama of the likes of the Korean" Hyundai be like- Why just me Germans do that too!!!!
Pranesh Karthik
Pranesh Karthik दिवसापूर्वी
Why are they not bringing diesel to India🤨🤨🤔🤔
prabhakar kp
prabhakar kp दिवसापूर्वी
If it has stiffer suspension that will be great..... Lets wait for vw polo hope we get stiffer suspension
mg hector
mg hector दिवसापूर्वी
Too much overpriced 🙄🙄🙄
rahul singla
rahul singla दिवसापूर्वी
Waiting for Octavia Cng
yerragunta rohit
yerragunta rohit दिवसापूर्वी
Loved the car
laksh arora
laksh arora दिवसापूर्वी
Renuka speaks hindi as well 😂
Sanjay Dahiya
Sanjay Dahiya 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Siddharth kumar
Siddharth kumar 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
We would like to see more bts in upcoming videos pls
Jaikant Kumar
Jaikant Kumar 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
one of the best reviewer out there..... my fav car is out of budget.
Vidhi Srivastav
Vidhi Srivastav 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Behind the scenes🤭👍🤗
GYAN WIRE 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
This car is LOVE.
Amandeep Singh
Amandeep Singh 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
So, Elantra is the only one left in D-segment now. This one has definitely moved out of this segment.
Astitva Kumar
Astitva Kumar 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
You may start making separate BTS videos, might turn out really good
Internet Survival
Internet Survival 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
It's wild when you think you can get the jeep compass at 17L......and the Octavia starts at 26L
Sushant Wadte
Sushant Wadte 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
More BTS please
glaxon kalarikkal
glaxon kalarikkal 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
The New Skoda Octavia is Superb!
priyanshu engineer
priyanshu engineer 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
The 'luxury' car brand majority of Indians can aspire to get.
IshaQ GT
IshaQ GT 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
Steering wheel looks incomplete 😅
Ari 2 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The rear looks a bit like verna
NithiSh JVJ
NithiSh JVJ 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Skoda going strong
Ranjith L
Ranjith L 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
And the tough big maintenance costs ❤️
Abishek J
Abishek J 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
This is a good car.... The performance is good enough... Just wanted a good tune for the engine....
Venkatesh Nandagopal
Venkatesh Nandagopal 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
boot net standard? I ordered mine outside few years back
Hari Sankar
Hari Sankar 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Finally a perfect for sedan lovers
Utham M S
Utham M S 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
All good but for pricing. Mainly now when most of us are thinking not twice but thrice or more
Salil Shrivastava
Salil Shrivastava 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Only if we had better roads in India.....Sedans have their own fan following.
Pravin Patade
Pravin Patade 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Ground clearance ?
Geetarth Neo
Geetarth Neo 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Love those alloy wheels.
Rohini Kulkarni
Rohini Kulkarni 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
WOW!!!! My dream car!! Octavia ❤❤😍
Jaspreet Singh
Jaspreet Singh 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The only bad thing about this car is that its missing ventilating seats
Mohammed Mustafa
Mohammed Mustafa 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The end was surprisingly amazing😉
Gagan shettigar
Gagan shettigar 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
picnic in the boot lol
Mayur Suvarna
Mayur Suvarna 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Love the Car
rheet 90
rheet 90 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
The previous version looked more legendary.
bleedblue420as 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
I'll buy Tiguan 2.0 diesel at the same price as this
Bhoomika Gupta
Bhoomika Gupta 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Too good of a sedan
Reddylion 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Well made car.
Karthik ramki
Karthik ramki 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Car without sunroof has a better overall performance..
Anand 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Add another 5 lakhs n get Skoda superb l n k
cool captan cool captan
cool captan cool captan 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Waste of money more futures could have been added like the panaromic sunroof ventelated seats etc
Shobhit Pant
Shobhit Pant 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Animesh Chatterjee
Animesh Chatterjee 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Looks amazing both inside and outside but won't sell in india without ventilated seats and sunroof at this price point.
Dweepam 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Superb feels more VFM now😂😂
Behind the clue
Behind the clue 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
front look good bt rear look like hyundai verna
Chetan Makhija
Chetan Makhija 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Does it hav connected car tech??
Hindustan EK Hai
Hindustan EK Hai 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Can it possibly to compare with BMW 2 series?
Arpit Garg
Arpit Garg 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
bc 25lakh car with no sun roof, 2000cc engine bhi kahan kaam aayega :'D
Navin Gehani
Navin Gehani 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Missing diesel
Pratap Patil
Pratap Patil 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Put another 10 to 15 lakh and wait for audi A3
Santhosh J
Santhosh J 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Dislike for price
Arpan Mitra
Arpan Mitra 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Honda City and Skoda Octavia are 2 sedan giving tough competition to SUVs
Yes Minister
Yes Minister 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Wat a car, finally a sedan ppl wud love to buy
Pawan Kumar
Pawan Kumar 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
New look with old features (minus sunroof)
Akshar Parekh
Akshar Parekh 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Awesome colour but suits Superb more than any other skoda cars
Pradip Patil
Pradip Patil 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Please share this colour name
Chintan Pandya
Chintan Pandya 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Rasta itna kharaab hai aur speed breaker daala hai bolo🤣🤣🤣🤣
vikrant gaur
vikrant gaur 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
sahil ohlan
sahil ohlan 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Price it for 25 for top model and it kills everything
Xxaestheticxmakayla 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Alloys don't look good
Tushar Mittal
Tushar Mittal 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
What's with the ac controls being integrated in touch screen??????? Its so uncomfortable and dangerous
Tushar Mittal
Tushar Mittal 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Hector also does it and its a nightmare to use
Ayush Raj Madan
Ayush Raj Madan 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Welcome back
Anoop Sbabu
Anoop Sbabu 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Lack of Sunroof and ventilated seat's are very serious mistake
Greenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil
Greenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Msk A h v j
Msk A h v j 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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✅ 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Autocar india💕
ajay pisute
ajay pisute 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great car. But when can we expect a diesel engine, or atleast an CNG version.
Suman Kumar Mehta
Suman Kumar Mehta 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Missing TDI + dsg
Prakash Bhat
Prakash Bhat 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Exactly. There should be another trim option of gloss black panel on the bonnet instead of chrome
Saad Ahmed
Saad Ahmed 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Who wants more BTS of Autocar in every video? I certainly do 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️
manu sharma
manu sharma 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Great car. What about ground clearance?
Ojaswee Singh
Ojaswee Singh 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Can we expect a vrs?
RAHUL KARALE 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
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..😊
Anonymous Explorer
Anonymous Explorer 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Where is this place of shooting?
Ajith Raj P
Ajith Raj P 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Please continue the BTS
Shankar 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Hi, Nice! Please compare with JEEP COMPASS - MODEL S Petrol Automatic!
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