Next Varun Singh New DelhiOctober 18, 2019UPDATED: October 18, 2019 12:15 IST The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will come with several changes to the exterior.HIGHLIGHTSThe fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will come with several changes to the exterior.The split headlamp setup will make way for a more conventional but neat-looking unit with clearly defined edges.The wheels of the 2020 Octavia will be larger and the taillights will have crystalline elements.Skoda Auto has given us the maiden glimpse of the fourth-generation Octavia by releasing two design sketches of the premium sedan. The 2020 Skoda Octavia will sport an overall elongated and flowing silhouette along with a roofline resembling that of a coupe.The Czech carmaker claims that the next-generation Octavia will have a much more emotive look while combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space. The taillights of the next-generation Skoda Octavia will have crystalline elements.The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will come with several changes to the exterior. The split headlamp setup will make way for a more conventional but neat-looking unit with clearly defined edges. The grille will have a minor change as well. The wheels will be larger and the taillights will have crystalline elements. The Skoda badging will be located in the centre of the taillights, just over the number plate.In its third generation at present, Skoda Octavia is one of the best selling vehicles of the Czech carmaker. More than 6.5 million units of the premium sedan have been sold worldwide since its launch nearly six decades ago.In India, Skoda Octavia is priced in the range of Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs 25.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It competes against the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis and the recently-launched Hyundai Elantra facelift.Skoda Octavia is available in three engine options in India — 1.4-litre TSI petrol (150 hp), 1.8-litre TSI petrol (179 hp) and 2.0-litre TDI diesel (143 hp). The 1.4-litre TSI petrol mill is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.8-litre TSI petrol motor comes with a 7-speed automatic DSG. The 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine has two transmission options — 6-speed manual fully synchronised and 6-speed automatic DSG.advertisementALSO READ | Bajaj Chetak electric scooter: Expected price, features, specifications, range, other detailsALSO READ | Ola Drive launched, self-drive car-sharing service to have 20,000 cars by 2020ALSO READ | Volvo XC40 Recharge electric vehicle unveiled, to have 400 km rangeGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow 2020 Skoda OctaviaFollow Fourth-generation OctaviaFollow Skoda Octavia Skoda Octavia fourth-generation design sketches outThe 2020 Skoda Octavia will have a much more emotive look while combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space, the Czech carmaker has claimed.advertisement
New Delhi: After extending the deadline for several times, India has decided to impose additional customs duties on 29 US products, including almond, walnut and pulses, with effect from June 16, sources said. A notification with this regard will be issued by the finance ministry soon, they added. The move will hurt American exporters of these 29 items as they have to pay duties on these products. India would get about USD 217 million additional revenue from such imports. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The government had on June 21, 2018 decided to impose these duties in retaliation to the US decision of significantly hiking customs duties on certain steel and aluminium products. India has informed the US about its decision to go ahead with the retaliatory duties, the sources said. America had in March last year imposed 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent import duty on aluminium products. As India is one of the major exporter of these items to the US, the US decision has revenue implication of about USD 240 million on Indian steel and aluminium products. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize India extended the deadline for imposition of these duties multiple times in the hope that some solution would emerge during a negotiation between India and the US on a proposed trade package. But those negotiations came to a halt following the decision of the US to withdraw export incentives to Indian exporters under its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme. These benefits were rolled back from June 5. It would impact goods worth USD 5.5 billion from India to America. As part of the imposition of higher import duties on 29 US products, India has notified higher tariffs on several goods. While import duty on walnut has been hiked to 120 per cent from 30 per cent, duty on chickpeas, Bengal gram (chana) and masur dal will be raised to 70 per cent, from 30 per cent currently. Levy on lentils will be increased to 40 per cent. The duty on boric acid and binders for foundry moulds would be hiked to 7.5 per cent, while that on domestic reagents will be increased to 10 per cent. Duty on artemia, a kind of shrimp, will be hiked to 15 per cent. The other products on which duties will be hiked include certain kind of nuts, iron and steel products, apples, pears, flat rolled products of stainless steel, other alloy steel, tube and pipe fittings, and screws, bolts and rivets. India has also dragged the US to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism over the imposition of import duties on steel and aluminium. India exports steel and aluminium products worth about USD 1.5 billion to the US every year. India’s exports to the US in 2017-18 stood at USD 47.9 billion, while imports were at USD 26.7 billion. The trade balance is in favour of India.