With the change of generation, the Skoda Octavia will return to a more traditional design and get electrified powertrains.
The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia will likely debut in late 2019 or early 2020. The exact premiere date is not still announced.
The next-generation Skoda Octavia has been already undergoing road tests, as evidenced by spy photos. The first details about the newcomer became known.
A silhouette of the current model will retain, but with a more familiar front end. The head optics will again be integral, rather than having two parts, like the current model after restyling.
The car will also get a larger radiator grille with chrome inserts, renewed taillights and a new interior with modern technologies, including a new infotainment system and a digital instrument panel.
The Skoda Octavia will be built on the modernized MQB platform, which is shared with the new Volkswagen Golf, scheduled for the summer 2019, as well as the new generation Seat Leon and Audi A3.
The Octavia’s motor range will include several petrol units among which there is a 1.5-liter 200-hp turbo V4. A hot RS modification will output 250 hp.
The car maker is not going to abandon diesel engines, a 1.5-liter motor will most likely replace the current 1.6-liter one. A mild hybrid 48-volt system is also expected.
The sales of the Octavia in Europe has increased in recent years. For example, 215,797 cars were sold in 2015, 226,737 – in 2016, 227,213 – last year.