Skoda is all set to launch its third generation Octavia model here in India. The Skoda car had been showcased late last year at Skoda’s museum in Mlada Boleslav.
Based on the VW Group's much acclaimed MQB platform which allows for increase in both length and width, the new Octavia has grown in size. It is 90mm longer and 45mm wider. In fact its wheelbase is just short of the Passat’s which translates into a lot more room to move about inside. Remarkably though, the weight has been reduced! A 100kg diet, to be specific, through intelligent use of high-strength steel without sacrificing rigidity.