Category Skoda

Škoda Octavia celebrates its 50th Birthday

Yes indeed, the Skoda Octavia is 50 years old this year!

While it’s only spent about a decade in India, the Škoda Octavia is actually 50 years old this year, the first Octavia having been produced back in 1959. The original Octavia was the eighth model produced by Škoda.

The car currently sold as the Laura in India is sold as the Octavia elsewhere in the world. This car was launched in February 2004 and was given a facelift in 2008. According to Škoda, the company has, till date, sold more than two million units of the Octavia worldwide.

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Skoda India unveils new petrol variant of the Fabia

With the new 1.2-litre petrol engine, the Fabia will be able to avail excise duty benefits and will be cheaper to buy

With the Fabia quickly becoming the premium hatchback of choice with the motoring cognoscenti in the country, Skoda India has gone ahead and unveiled a new, cheaper variant of the car – the petrol-powered Fabia 1.2. The Fabia 1.2 is now available in Active, Classic and Ambiente trim levels, priced at Rs 4.86 lakh to Rs 5.80 lakh, ex-showroom.

While Skoda already had the Fabia 1.4 petrol in their India lineup, the 1.2 model has been introduced to take advantage of the excise duty benefits being offered to cars with 1,200cc or smaller engine capacities. Fitted with Skoda’s 1,198cc, 16-valve, DOHC, inline-four, the Fabia 1.2 is not likely to be as perky as the 1...

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