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

ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਕਾਸ਼ਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ 9 ਜੂਨ 2021
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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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Over priced

    • Siddhant Panchmukh

      Siddhant Panchmukh

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      @Vinay Balaji It is a 2L TSI Petrol engine.

    • Vinay Balaji

      Vinay Balaji

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      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

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      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

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      bit over priced

  • Akshay Malwade

    Akshay Malwade

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    BTS is hilarious..................please try to include in the gavin's and nikhil's videos as well

  • Jason Rodrigues

    Jason Rodrigues

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I only come here to listen to this host! She is awesome.

  • Rajdeep Jangra

    Rajdeep Jangra

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Love elegance of this car

  • Punarva Barthwal

    Punarva Barthwal

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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.



    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "The flash and drama of the likes of the Korean"
    Hyundai be like- Why just me Germans do that too!!!!

  • Pranesh Karthik

    Pranesh Karthik

    4 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Why are they not bringing diesel to India🤨🤨🤔🤔

  • prabhakar kp

    prabhakar kp

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    If it has stiffer suspension that will be great.....
    Lets wait for vw polo hope we get stiffer suspension

  • mg hector

    mg hector

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Too much overpriced 🙄🙄🙄

  • rahul singla

    rahul singla

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Waiting for Octavia Cng

  • yerragunta rohit

    yerragunta rohit

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Loved the car

  • laksh arora

    laksh arora

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Renuka speaks hindi as well 😂

  • Sanjay Dahiya

    Sanjay Dahiya

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

  • Siddharth kumar

    Siddharth kumar

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    We would like to see more bts in upcoming videos pls

  • Jaikant Kumar

    Jaikant Kumar

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    one of the best reviewer out there..... my fav car is out of budget.

  • Vidhi Srivastav

    Vidhi Srivastav

    5 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Behind the scenes🤭👍🤗



    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This car is LOVE.

  • Amandeep Singh

    Amandeep Singh

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So, Elantra is the only one left in D-segment now. This one has definitely moved out of this segment.

  • Astitva Kumar

    Astitva Kumar

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You may start making separate BTS videos, might turn out really good

  • Internet Survival

    Internet Survival

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    It's wild when you think you can get the jeep compass at 17L......and the Octavia starts at 26L

  • Sushant Wadte

    Sushant Wadte

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    More BTS please

  • glaxon kalarikkal

    glaxon kalarikkal

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The New Skoda Octavia is Superb!

  • priyanshu engineer

    priyanshu engineer

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The 'luxury' car brand majority of Indians can aspire to get.

  • IshaQ GT

    IshaQ GT

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Steering wheel looks incomplete 😅

  • Ari


    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The rear looks a bit like verna

  • NithiSh JVJ

    NithiSh JVJ

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Skoda going strong

  • Ranjith L

    Ranjith L

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    And the tough big maintenance costs ❤️

  • Abishek J

    Abishek J

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is a good car.... The performance is good enough... Just wanted a good tune for the engine....

  • Venkatesh Nandagopal

    Venkatesh Nandagopal

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    boot net standard? I ordered mine outside few years back

  • Hari Sankar

    Hari Sankar

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Finally a perfect for sedan lovers

  • Utham M S

    Utham M S

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    All good but for pricing. Mainly now when most of us are thinking not twice but thrice or more

  • Salil Shrivastava

    Salil Shrivastava

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Only if we had better roads in India.....Sedans have their own fan following.

  • Pravin Patade

    Pravin Patade

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ground clearance ?

  • Geetarth Neo

    Geetarth Neo

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Love those alloy wheels.

  • Rohini Kulkarni

    Rohini Kulkarni

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    WOW!!!! My dream car!! Octavia ❤❤😍

  • Jaspreet Singh

    Jaspreet Singh

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The only bad thing about this car is that its missing ventilating seats

  • Mohammed Mustafa

    Mohammed Mustafa

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The end was surprisingly amazing😉

  • Gagan shettigar

    Gagan shettigar

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    picnic in the boot lol

  • Mayur Suvarna

    Mayur Suvarna

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Love the Car

  • rheet 90

    rheet 90

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The previous version looked more legendary.

  • bleedblue420as


    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'll buy Tiguan 2.0 diesel at the same price as this

  • Bhoomika Gupta

    Bhoomika Gupta

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Too good of a sedan

  • Reddylion


    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Well made car.

  • Karthik ramki

    Karthik ramki

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Car without sunroof has a better overall performance..

  • Anand


    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Add another 5 lakhs n get Skoda superb l n k

  • cool captan cool captan

    cool captan cool captan

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Waste of money more futures could have been added like the panaromic sunroof ventelated seats etc

  • Shobhit Pant

    Shobhit Pant

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Animesh Chatterjee

    Animesh Chatterjee

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Looks amazing both inside and outside but won't sell in india without ventilated seats and sunroof at this price point.

  • Dweepam


    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Superb feels more VFM now😂😂

  • Behind the clue

    Behind the clue

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    front look good bt rear look like hyundai verna

  • Chetan Makhija

    Chetan Makhija

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Does it hav connected car tech??

  • Hindustan EK Hai

    Hindustan EK Hai

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can it possibly to compare with BMW 2 series?

  • Arpit Garg

    Arpit Garg

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    bc 25lakh car with no sun roof, 2000cc engine bhi kahan kaam aayega :'D

  • Navin Gehani

    Navin Gehani

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Missing diesel

  • Pratap Patil

    Pratap Patil

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Put another 10 to 15 lakh and wait for audi A3

  • Santhosh J

    Santhosh J

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Dislike for price

  • Arpan Mitra

    Arpan Mitra

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Honda City and Skoda Octavia are 2 sedan giving tough competition to SUVs

  • Yes Minister

    Yes Minister

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wat a car, finally a sedan ppl wud love to buy

  • Pawan Kumar

    Pawan Kumar

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    New look with old features (minus sunroof)

  • Akshar Parekh

    Akshar Parekh

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Awesome colour but suits Superb more than any other skoda cars

  • Pradip Patil

    Pradip Patil

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please share this colour name

  • Chintan Pandya

    Chintan Pandya

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Rasta itna kharaab hai aur speed breaker daala hai bolo🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • vikrant gaur

    vikrant gaur

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • sahil ohlan

    sahil ohlan

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Price it for 25 for top model and it kills everything

  • Xxaestheticxmakayla


    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Alloys don't look good

  • Tushar Mittal

    Tushar Mittal

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    What's with the ac controls being integrated in touch screen??????? Its so uncomfortable and dangerous

    • Tushar Mittal

      Tushar Mittal

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Hector also does it and its a nightmare to use

  • Ayush Raj Madan

    Ayush Raj Madan

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Welcome back

  • Anoop Sbabu

    Anoop Sbabu

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Lack of Sunroof and ventilated seat's are very serious mistake

  • Greenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil

    Greenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Msk A h v j

    Msk A h v j

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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✅

    6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Autocar india💕

  • ajay pisute

    ajay pisute

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great car. But when can we expect a diesel engine, or atleast an CNG version.

  • Suman Kumar Mehta

    Suman Kumar Mehta

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Missing TDI + dsg

  • Prakash Bhat

    Prakash Bhat

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

      6 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Exactly. There should be another trim option of gloss black panel on the bonnet instead of chrome

  • Saad Ahmed

    Saad Ahmed

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Who wants more BTS of Autocar in every video? I certainly do 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️

  • manu sharma

    manu sharma

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great car. What about ground clearance?

  • Ojaswee Singh

    Ojaswee Singh

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Can we expect a vrs?



    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Where is this place of shooting?

  • Ajith Raj P

    Ajith Raj P

    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please continue the BTS

  • Shankar


    7 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hi, Nice! Please compare with JEEP COMPASS - MODEL S Petrol Automatic!