Skoda lauched the all-new 2021 Octavia in India recently. The launch for this premium sedan was delayed due to pandemic and it is now available in the market. 2021 Skoda Octavia is now priced at Rs 25.99 lakh, ex-showroom for base style variant and Rs 28.99 lakh, ex-showroom for the top-end L&K variant. Skoda launched this premium saloon in India now but, it was already available in other international markets already. In India, Skoda Octavia is available with a 2.0 litre turbo charged petrol engine that generates 190 Ps. It is paired with a DSG automatic transmission (which is actually a toggle switch). International markets get a variety of engine options. Here we have a video where an international version of Skoda Octavia is seen in a moose test.
The video has been uploaded by km77.com on their YouTube channel. They have done similar sort of testing on many other vehicles in the past. They do not mention anything about the version on which they are performing the test. Moose test is basically done on a car to find out whether the car remains composed or under control in a situation where it has to change lanes suddenly. This is a situation that driver’s might have to face when they are driving on a high speed. In this test, they try to find out the speed at which it can safely do such fast lane changes.
In this test, the driver drives the Octavia through a track where he has to change lanes without hitting any of the cones. In the first round, the driver drives it at a speed of 77 kmph and he is totally unaware of how the car will be reacting. He enters the track while maintaining a speed of 77 kmph and as he changes lane, the car understeers and stop him from changing the lane. It hits several cones that were placed on the side.
After seeing this reaction, the driver reduces the speed. They reduced its speed to 74 kmph and it was only at this speed that they could smoothly come out without hitting any of the cones. Even at a speed of 75 kmph, Skoda Octavia was hitting cones. At speeds higher than that, the rear was sliding out and the car was understeering too. From outside, it felt like the driver might have gone through a lot but, surprisingly, there was not much of a body roll and even the driver did not seem to be working hard on the steering wheel.
They were also doing this test on a specific set of tyres and that has also affected the result to some extent. As per this test, Skoda Octavia can easily do lane change maneuvers if it is being driven at a speed of 74 kmph or anything below that. Skoda Octavia is one of the best looking sedans in the country and it comes with a feature loaded cabin. it has features like fully digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment screen, two zone climate control, premium leather interiors, wireless phone charging and so on.