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    2021 Skoda Octavia Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Tuesday, Jul 13 2021

    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.

    Also Watch - 2021 Skoda Octavia Variants Explained | Style, L&K | June | The Ultimate Analysis 

    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.

    Also Read - 2021 Skoda Superb Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    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 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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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