Skoda Auto India has recently launched the new Octavia Corporate Edition model. The launch of this new special edition of the very popular Octavia, has made the executive sedan more affordable than before. The new 2019 Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition has come tagged at Rs. 15.49 lakhs for its petrol version, while its diesel avatar has been priced at Rs. 16.99 lakhs, and thus, the Corporate Edition undercuts the base Octavia Ambition trim’s petrol and diesel models by a good Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 1 lakh, respectively. However, the Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition is not meant for all prospective buyers, but only for the existing Skoda customers similar to the 2019 Superb Corporate Edition, which was launched earlier in 2019.
Let’s take a quick look at what all the new 2019 Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition has to offer with its more affordable pricing:
The price cut really doesn’t mean that the Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition has compromised on quality or features. The new special edition is as safe as the Ambition variant with 4 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assists, electronic stability control, electronic differential locks and ISOFIX child seat anchorage as standard.
In terms of comfort and convenience and premium features, the model offers an array of goodies such as a 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, dual zone climate control system with rear AC vents, height adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, LED headlights with LED DRLs and much more.
Thus, the Octavia Corporate Edition actually offers a tad more than the Ambition variant, which lacks the LED headlamps. Nevertheless, Skoda India has not yet revealed the full feature list of the Corporate Edition, and there may be more exiting features.
The new 2019 Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition packs in a 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine under its hood, which is capable of generating a maximum power output of 150 PS along with 250 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel avatar of the executive sedan gets powered by a 2.0 litre TDI diesel motor which is good to pump out a top power output of 143 PS along with 320 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines have been paired to a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox as standard. The Czech automaker is not offering any dual-clutch automatic (DSG) transmission option on the 2019 Octavia Corporate Edition, which is pretty disheartening.
When it comes to exterior styling, the new 2019 Skoda Octavia Corporate Edition gets no styling changes or updates at all and looks identical to the other variants of the Octavia premium sedan. The Octavia Corporate Edition is available for sale in only a single body colour option, namely – Candy White.
The Skoda Octavia has been always a popular model in the Indian premium sedan segment, and the Czech car maker’s bestselling product. The launch of the new Corporate Edition variant with a more affordable price tag is surely going to boost the model’s sales in the country.