2021 Skoda Octavia Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

2021 Skoda Octavia Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews the variants of the 2021 Skoda Octavia to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Octavia is available with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol paired with only automatic transmission. The Octavia is available in only 2 variants, namely - Style and L&K.

 

2021 Skoda Octavia

What Are The Prices of 2021 Skoda Octavia?

2021 SKODA OCTAVIA | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2021

Style

Difference

L&K

₹25,99,000

₹3,00,000

₹28,99,000


The Skoda Octavia launched with only 2 variants -- Style and L&K. The Style variant is priced at around Rs 26 lakh, while the L&K variant is Rs 3 lakh more expensive than the Style. 

In comparison, the Skoda Superb’s entry-level Sportline variant’s price is almost Rs 32 lakh, while its L&K variant costs Rs 6 lakh more than the Octavia’s variant with the same name. 

The following table offers you a look at the pricing details of the 2021 Skoda Octavia and Skoda Superb:

2021 SKODA OCTAVIA vs SUPERB | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2021

 

Octavia

Difference

Superb

Style

₹25,99,000

--

NA

Sportline

NA

--

₹31,99,000

L&K

₹28,99,000

₹6,00,000

₹34,99,000


What Are The Engine Specifications of 2021 Skoda Octavia? 

The Octavia comes equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that is capable of generating 190PS of maximum power and 320Nm of peak torque. 

The Superb also offers the same power and torque output. However, the Superb has a higher peak torque band, but as it is lighter, it has better power:weight and torque:weight ratios than the Octavia. When it comes to everyday performance, there shouldn’t be much difference in these 2 cars.

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In both Octavia and Superb, this engine is available only with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, and the Octavia offers slightly better fuel efficiency than the Superb. 

You can see all the engine specification details of the 2021 Skoda Octavia and its comparison with the Superb in the table below: 

OCTAVIA vs SUPERB | ENGINE COMPARISON

 

Octavia

Difference

Superb

Displacement

2.0-litre, Turbo

 

2.0-litre, Turbo

Cylinders

4

 

4

Capacity

1984cc

 

1984cc

Maximum Power

190PS @ 4180rpm

 

190PS @ 4200rpm

Power:Weight

132.87PS/t

11.23PS/t

121.64PS/t

Peak Torque

320Nm @ 1500 - 3990rpm

 

320Nm @ 1450 - 4200rpm

Torque:Weight

223.78Nm/t

18.91Nm/t

204.87Nm/t

Automatic Transmission

7-speed DCT

 

7-speed DCT

Claimed FE

15.81kmpl

0.71kmpl

15.10kmpl


What Are The Dimensions of 2021 Skoda Octavia? 

The Octavia is a D1-segment sedan, and is almost 4.7m in length. Although the Octavia is by no means a small sedan, compared to the Superb, which is a D2 segment car, Octavia is certainly smaller in terms of length, width and wheelbase. The Octavia also offers smaller boot space and fuel tank capacity than the Superb, but both the cars have the same height. Both Octavia and Superb come with 17-inch alloy wheels, but the Superb gets wider tyres. On the other hand, the Octavia’s laden ground clearance is better than the Superb. 

You can check all the dimension related details of the 2021 Skoda Octavia and its comparison with the Super in the following table:

OCTAVIA vs SUPERB | DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

 

Octavia

Difference

Superb

Length

4689mm

180mm

4869mm

Width

1829mm

35mm

1864mm

Height

1469mm

0mm

1469mm

Wheelbase

2680mm

161mm

2841mm

Boot Space

600-lt

25-lt

625-lt

Ground Clearance (Laden)

106mm

15mm

91mm

Fuel Tank

50-lt

16-lt

66-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

205/55 R17

10mm (narrow)

215/55 R17

Tyre Size (Top)

205/55 R17

10mm (narrow)

215/55 R17


2021 Skoda Octavia Variant-wise Features Details

What Are The Features of 2021 Skoda Octavia Style Variant?

The entry-level Style variant of the Octavia is priced at almost Rs 26 lakh. Apart from basic safety features, this variant also offers several safety features such as front, side & curtain airbags, electronic stability control, traction control, hill start assist, electronic parking brake w/ auto hold, LED headlamps, LED fog lamps w/ cornering lamps, front parking sensors, auto-dimming IRVM, auto-dimming driver side ORVM, rear defogger, driver side ORVM defogger, rear disc brakes and rear parking camera.

In terms of entertainment, the Octavia Style variant comes packed with a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, steering-mounted controls and an 8-speaker audio system. 

You can view all the safety and entertainment related features of the 2021 Skoda Octavia Style variant in the table below:

OCTAVIA STYLE | FEATURES

Safety

Entertainment

Std. Safety Features

Multi Collision Braking

Cornering Lamps

10-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Curtain Airbags

Hill Start Assist

Auto Dimming IRVM & RH ORVM

8-speaker Audio System

Front Side Airbags

Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold

Rear & RH ORVM Defogger

Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

2 x ISOFIX

Traction Control (ASR & EDS)

Electronic Stability Control

Steering-mounted Controls

LED Headlamps

Front Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Camera w/ Washer

Voice Commands

LED Fog Lamps

Rear Disc Brakes

3 x 3-point Rear Seatbelts

Bluetooth Connectivity


As far as functional features are concerned, some of the key features of the Style variant include - rain sensing wipers, electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, 12-way powered driver seat with memory, cruise control, paddle shifters, 2-zone auto AC with rear AC vents and 60:40 split rear seat with adjustable headrests. 

It is worth noting that the Octavia comes only with USB-C type ports. 

In terms of style, some of the primary features of this variant include - 17-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps with dynamic turn indicators, leather upholstery with leather wrapped steering wheel and digital instrument cluster, a.k.a virtual cockpit. 

The following table lists all the notable functional and style related features of the 2021 Skoda Octavia Style variant:

OCTAVIA STYLE | FEATURES

Functional

Style

Adjustable Rear Headrests (3)

Net Hooks In Boot

Spot Lamps

LED DRLs

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start Stop

12-way Powered Driver Seat w/ Memory

Rain Sensing Wipers

LED Tail Lamps w/ Dynamic Turn Indicators

Adjustable Front Seatbelts

Cooled Glovebox & Armrest Storage

Boot Power Outlet

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Front Seat Back Pockets

Front & Rear Door Pockets

Cruise Control

R17 Alloy Wheels

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

60:40 Split Rear Seat w/ Through Loading

Parcel Tray

Leather Upholstery

Front & Rear Armrest

2-zone Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents

Paddle Shifters

Digital Instrument Cluster

Front & Rear Power Windows

Front Umbrella Holders

2 x USB-C Ports

Ambient Lighting


According to us, the primary missing features of the Style variant include tyre pressure monitoring system and wireless phone charger. Since this variant comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, we think that the wireless charger should have been also present. 

If you are considering buying the Octavia, then whether you should buy the Style or L&K variant, we’ll discuss after looking into the latter. 

What Are The Features of 2021 Skoda Octavia L&K Variant?

2021 SKODA OCTAVIA | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | JUNE 2021

Style

Difference

L&K

₹25,99,000

₹3,00,000

₹28,99,000


The Octavia L&K variant is Rs 3 lakh more expensive than the Style variant. 

The L&K variant comes with lots of additional features including the rear side airbags, fatigue alert, adaptive headlamps and tyre pressure monitoring system in the safety department, while added entertainment features include 11-speaker audio system milega with subwoofer. 

As far as the additional functional features are concerned, the key additional features include foot swipe boot open, powered passenger seat with memory, rear window & windshield curtains, wireless charger and auto parking. 

All the additional features of the 2021 Skoda Octavia L&K variant are listed in the table below:

OCTAVIA L&K | FEATURES OVER STYLE

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Side Airbags

11 Speaker Canton Audio System

Foot Swipe Boot Open

Front Exterior Chrome Detailing

Fatigue Alert

Subwoofer

12-way Powered Passenger Seat w/ Memory

Metal Scuff Plates

Adaptive Headlamps

 

Rear Window Curtains

Metal Pedals

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

 

Rear Windshield Curtain

Front LED Turn Indicators

   

Wireless Charger

 
   

Auto Parking

 
   

3 x USB-C Chargers

 
       


We feel that the Octavia L&K variant should have also offered features like ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof and rear seat recline feature, given its price. Now the primary question remains -- should you buy the Octavia’s Style or the L&K variant. Let’s get this all important answer in the final section. 

2021 Skoda Octavia Variants - Which Variant Should You Buy? 

Octavia L&K variant is Rs 3 lakh more expensive than the Style variant, and as per our internal data it is expensive by around Rs 75,000. We don’t think that the L&K variant’s additional features are compelling enough for its incremental cost. However, if this variant offered features such as panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats, then the L&K variant would have easily justified its price tag.

As of now, we’d recommend that you go for the Style variant instead of the L&K. 

What Are The Exterior Colour Options in 2021 Skoda Octavia? 

The 2021 Skoda Octavia Style variant is available in 3 exterior colour options, namely -- Black, White and Blue. The top L&K variant is also available in the mentioned shades, apart from which, it is available in Silver and Brown colour options.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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