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Skoda India Teases Octavia Black Edition

Motor Trend India logo Motor Trend India 12-02-2017 Pranav Divakar

The Skoda Octavia is set to receive a facelift later this year but, before the current generation model bows out, the Czech automobile maker is set to bring out a limited edition Octavia Black Edition. The company has released teaser images of the front grille and headlights of this vehicle online.

Skoda Octavia Black Limited Edition © Motor Trend Staff Skoda Octavia Black Limited Edition

No more than a hundred units of this version will be produced for the Indian market and it will be put on sale in the range-topping Style Plus trim level only. Distinguishing features of the Octavia Black Limited Edition will be equipment such as a blacked out front grille, rear spoiler and blacked out rear view mirrors. Even the alloy wheels of this model have been given a black theme. However, all this black treatment does not make it to the inside of the car, and it continues to be identical to that of the standard Octavia.

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Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Road Test © Motor Trend Staff Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Road Test

Under the bonnet, things have been left untouched as well. The Octavia Black Edition will be driven by either a 1.8 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged petrol motor that pumps out 177 bhp or a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 143 hp. While the petrol version is kitted out with a 7 speed, twin clutch, DSG automatic gearbox, the diesel version has a 6 speed, double clutch, DSG automatic transmission. Due to the extra bits and the Limited Edition moniker, expect the Black Limited Edition to cost more than the standard Skoda Octavia.

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