Skoda Octavia: Lucky no. 8

The numbers
Engine: 1395cc turbo-petrol / 1798cc turbo-petrol / 1968cc turbo-diesel
Power: 138bhp / 177bhp / 140bhp
Torque: 250Nm / 250Nm / 320Nm
Transmission: 6M / 7DSG / 6M and 6DSG
LxWxH: 4659 x 1814 x 1476mm
Boot capacity: 590 litres (min) 1580 litres (max)
Price: Rs 14-20 lakh (ex-Delhi)
Fuel tank: 50 litres

Pros: Ride and handling, interior, feature list, tank-like build quality
Cons: Light steering feel, no reverse camera, rear styling

The verdict
The new Octavia gives you a good taste of the Skoda brand as we knew it when it first came to India. Which means it’s a car we’d like in our garage too.

Rating: 8/10