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

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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  • 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?

    Autocar IndiaAutocar India13 दिन पहले
    • Over priced

      Himanshu BaladiaHimanshu Baladia13 दिन पहले
    • @Vinay Balaji It is a 2L TSI Petrol engine.

      Siddhant PanchmukhSiddhant Panchmukh13 दिन पहले
    • 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;)

      Vinay BalajiVinay Balaji13 दिन पहले
    • 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.

      Venkatesh MVenkatesh M13 दिन पहले
    • bit over priced

      spartan firespartan fire13 दिन पहले
  • Ventilated seats is must with this price, no tinted glass as released in European market.

    Dr Vikas KumarDr Vikas Kumar2 दिन पहले
  • many features missing as one would expect from such pric segment.adaptive cruise, lane keep assist/ departure warning, ventilated seats, pre heating/cooling. for 21k honda has civic with loads of features in the states and that kinda makes feel bad. as seen in video octavia seems to be wobbly in suspension department. it just is trying to lure by interior looks. previous generation had better looks from outside it has lost a bit of that classy look statement.

    akash soniakash soni4 दिन पहले
  • Llllllllike like like like the BTS

    HATIM TAIHATIM TAI4 दिन पहले
  • BTS is hilarious..................please try to include in the gavin's and nikhil's videos as well

    Akshay MalwadeAkshay Malwade11 दिन पहले
  • I only come here to listen to this host! She is awesome.

    Jason RodriguesJason Rodrigues11 दिन पहले
  • Love elegance of this car

    Rajdeep JangraRajdeep Jangra11 दिन पहले
  • 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?" 😄

    Punarva BarthwalPunarva Barthwal11 दिन पहले
  • Well it seems that the Czech carmaker is back with a bang! Love the BTS stuff in the end, wasn't expecting it!👍

    Zain AliZain Ali12 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Ankur AroraAnkur Arora12 दिन पहले
  • "The flash and drama of the likes of the Korean" Hyundai be like- Why just me Germans do that too!!!!

    AMIT ANANDAMIT ANAND12 दिन पहले
  • Why are they not bringing diesel to India🤨🤨🤔🤔

    Pranesh KarthikPranesh Karthik12 दिन पहले
  • If it has stiffer suspension that will be great..... Lets wait for vw polo hope we get stiffer suspension

    prabhakar kpprabhakar kp12 दिन पहले
  • Too much overpriced 🙄🙄🙄

    mg hectormg hector12 दिन पहले
  • Waiting for Octavia Cng

    rahul singlarahul singla12 दिन पहले
  • Loved the car

    yerragunta rohityerragunta rohit12 दिन पहले
  • Renuka speaks hindi as well 😂

    laksh aroralaksh arora12 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Sanjay DahiyaSanjay Dahiya12 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Yashodhan GoenkaYashodhan Goenka12 दिन पहले
  • Prajesh PrajeshPrajesh Prajesh12 दिन पहले
  • We would like to see more bts in upcoming videos pls

    Siddharth kumarSiddharth kumar12 दिन पहले
  • one of the best reviewer out there..... my fav car is out of budget.

    Jaikant KumarJaikant Kumar12 दिन पहले
  • Behind the scenes🤭👍🤗

    Vidhi SrivastavVidhi Srivastav12 दिन पहले
  • This car is LOVE.

    GYAN WIREGYAN WIRE13 दिन पहले
  • So, Elantra is the only one left in D-segment now. This one has definitely moved out of this segment.

    Amandeep SinghAmandeep Singh13 दिन पहले
  • You may start making separate BTS videos, might turn out really good

    Astitva KumarAstitva Kumar13 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Internet SurvivalInternet Survival13 दिन पहले
  • Superb is a way better option in this price range. If it had panoramic sunroof, heads up display, ventilated seats, would have been unbeatable.

    MR. sensibleMR. sensible13 दिन पहले
  • It's wild when you think you can get the jeep compass at 17L......and the Octavia starts at 26L

    Gavin PerryGavin Perry13 दिन पहले
  • More BTS please

    Sushant WadteSushant Wadte13 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    glaxon kalarikkalglaxon kalarikkal13 दिन पहले
  • The New Skoda Octavia is Superb!

    Abhishek BhanageAbhishek Bhanage13 दिन पहले
  • 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

    priyanshu engineerpriyanshu engineer13 दिन पहले
  • The 'luxury' car brand majority of Indians can aspire to get.

    Arjun AmbarnathArjun Ambarnath13 दिन पहले
  • Steering wheel looks incomplete 😅

    IshaQ GTIshaQ GT13 दिन पहले
  • I loved the BTS, u guys should bring more of them in upcoming videos. "rasta itna kharab hai, aur bich me ye speed breaker"

    AriAri13 दिन पहले
  • The rear looks a bit like verna

    Arun RamakrishnanArun Ramakrishnan13 दिन पहले
  • Skoda going strong

    NithiSh JVJNithiSh JVJ13 दिन पहले
  • And the tough big maintenance costs ❤️

    Ranjith LRanjith L13 दिन पहले
  • This is a good car.... The performance is good enough... Just wanted a good tune for the engine....

    Abishek JAbishek J13 दिन पहले
  • boot net standard? I ordered mine outside few years back

    Venkatesh NandagopalVenkatesh Nandagopal13 दिन पहले
  • Finally a perfect for sedan lovers

    Hari SankarHari Sankar13 दिन पहले
  • All good but for pricing. Mainly now when most of us are thinking not twice but thrice or more

    Utham M SUtham M S13 दिन पहले
  • Only if we had better roads in India.....Sedans have their own fan following.

    Salil ShrivastavaSalil Shrivastava13 दिन पहले
  • Ground clearance ?

    Pravin PatadePravin Patade13 दिन पहले
  • Love those alloy wheels.

    Geetarth NeoGeetarth Neo13 दिन पहले
  • WOW!!!! My dream car!! Octavia ❤❤😍

    Rohini KulkarniRohini Kulkarni13 दिन पहले
  • The only bad thing about this car is that its missing ventilating seats

    Jaspreet SinghJaspreet Singh13 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Mohammed MustafaMohammed Mustafa13 दिन पहले
  • The end was surprisingly amazing😉

    Prasad MadivalPrasad Madival13 दिन पहले
  • picnic in the boot lol

    Gagan shettigarGagan shettigar13 दिन पहले
  • Love the Car

    Mayur SuvarnaMayur Suvarna13 दिन पहले
  • The previous version looked more legendary.

    rheet 90rheet 9013 दिन पहले
  • 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. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    bleedblue420asbleedblue420as13 दिन पहले
  • I'll buy Tiguan 2.0 diesel at the same price as this

    Rohan SawantRohan Sawant13 दिन पहले
  • Too good of a sedan

    Bhoomika GuptaBhoomika Gupta13 दिन पहले
  • Well made car.

    ReddylionReddylion13 दिन पहले
  • Expected more power and performance from 2.0 tsi. Same as my 1.8 tsi. Nevertheless a good looking car with upgraded interiors.

    Karthik ramkiKarthik ramki13 दिन पहले
  • Car without sunroof has a better overall performance..

    Jupiter ChungkhamJupiter Chungkham13 दिन पहले
  • Add another 5 lakhs n get Skoda superb l n k

    AnandAnand13 दिन पहले
  • Waste of money more futures could have been added like the panaromic sunroof ventelated seats etc

    cool captan cool captancool captan cool captan13 दिन पहले
  • BTS!!!!!!!!!

    Shobhit PantShobhit Pant14 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Animesh ChatterjeeAnimesh Chatterjee14 दिन पहले
  • Looks amazing both inside and outside but won't sell in india without ventilated seats and sunroof at this price point.

    Mayur MordaniMayur Mordani14 दिन पहले
  • Superb feels more VFM now😂😂

    DweepamDweepam14 दिन पहले
  • front look good bt rear look like hyundai verna

    Behind the clueBehind the clue14 दिन पहले
  • 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 😭😭

    Chetan MakhijaChetan Makhija14 दिन पहले
  • Does it hav connected car tech??

    Dr SivakkumarDr Sivakkumar14 दिन पहले
  • 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

    Hindustan EK HaiHindustan EK Hai14 दिन पहले
  • Can it possibly to compare with BMW 2 series?

    Smart TradersSmart Traders14 दिन पहले
  • bc 25lakh car with no sun roof, 2000cc engine bhi kahan kaam aayega :'D

    Arpit GargArpit Garg14 दिन पहले
  • Missing diesel

    Navin GehaniNavin Gehani14 दिन पहले
  • Put another 10 to 15 lakh and wait for audi A3

    Pratap PatilPratap Patil14 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    Santhosh JSanthosh J14 दिन पहले
  • Dislike for price

    Niraj ShahNiraj Shah14 दिन पहले
  • Honda City and Skoda Octavia are 2 sedan giving tough competition to SUVs

    Arpan MitraArpan Mitra14 दिन पहले
  • Wat a car, finally a sedan ppl wud love to buy

    Yes MinisterYes Minister14 दिन पहले
  • New look with old features (minus sunroof)

    Pawan KumarPawan Kumar14 दिन पहले
  • Awesome colour but suits Superb more than any other skoda cars

    Akshar ParekhAkshar Parekh14 दिन पहले
  • Please share this colour name

    Pradip PatilPradip Patil14 दिन पहले
  • Rasta itna kharaab hai aur speed breaker daala hai bolo🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Chintan PandyaChintan Pandya14 दिन पहले
  • Jabardast

    vikrant gaurvikrant gaur14 दिन पहले
  • Price it for 25 for top model and it kills everything

    sahil ohlansahil ohlan14 दिन पहले
  • 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.

    XxaestheticxmakaylaXxaestheticxmakayla14 दिन पहले
  • Alloys don't look good

    sahil ohlansahil ohlan14 दिन पहले
  • What's with the ac controls being integrated in touch screen??????? Its so uncomfortable and dangerous

    Tushar MittalTushar Mittal14 दिन पहले
    • Hector also does it and its a nightmare to use

      Tushar MittalTushar Mittal14 दिन पहले
  • Welcome back

    Ayush Raj MadanAyush Raj Madan14 दिन पहले
  • Lack of Sunroof and ventilated seat's are very serious mistake

    Anoop SbabuAnoop Sbabu14 दिन पहले
  • Wowwwwwwwww..................

    Greenmango By Ajesh PainummoottilGreenmango By Ajesh Painummoottil14 दिन पहले
  • 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

    Msk A h v jMsk A h v j14 दिन पहले
  • 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

    Suhel ShaikhSuhel Shaikh14 दिन पहले
  • Autocar india💕

    gokul suresh✅gokul suresh✅14 दिन पहले
  • Great car. But when can we expect a diesel engine, or atleast an CNG version.

    ajay pisuteajay pisute14 दिन पहले
  • This probably is the most viewed video by Autocar channel under 9 hours... 😶

    Suman Kumar MehtaSuman Kumar Mehta14 दिन पहले
  • Missing TDI + dsg

    longing along raw A.K.Danishlonging along raw A.K.Danish14 दिन पहले
  • 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

    Prakash BhatPrakash Bhat14 दिन पहले
    • Exactly. There should be another trim option of gloss black panel on the bonnet instead of chrome

      Swapnil ThokaleSwapnil Thokale13 दिन पहले
  • Who wants more BTS of Autocar in every video? I certainly do 🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️

    Saad AhmedSaad Ahmed14 दिन पहले
  • Great car. What about ground clearance?

    manu sharmamanu sharma14 दिन पहले
  • Can we expect a vrs?

    Ojaswee SinghOjaswee Singh14 दिन पहले
  • 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..😊

    RAHUL KARALERAHUL KARALE14 दिन पहले